studios

Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

If you’re looking to get into the Park Slope real estate scene on a budget and don’t mind climbing a ladder to go to sleep, this is your place. The cute studio at 475 7th Avenue is asking just $345,000, and it has enough space for a full living room, full-size appliances, and hidden storage. Plus, it’s only two blocks from Prospect Park.

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Cool Listings, Midtown

Listing photos courtesy of Warburg Realty

By the looks of this beautiful kitchen, you’d never know the apartment is only a studio. Instead of the usual cramped, galley kitchen, this one is large, high-end, and even has space for a full-size dining table. The entire place has been finished in a Parisian, salon-style, complete with delicate panel moldings and ceiling medallions, black-and-white marble floors, textured wall and ceiling treatments, and a claw-foot tub. Located at 372 Fifth Avenue, it’s on the market for $650,000.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron

Listing photos by Rachel Kazuma at RISE Media

Designed by noted Tucson, Arizona-based architect Rick Joy, this Flatiron loft is “truly one of a kind,” as the listing states. Located at 60 West 20th Street, the 982-square-foot condo is one open space, with separate areas for living, dining, sleeping, and working. A freestanding bed surrounded by curtains, two full walls of hidden storage, and a sleek, minimalist aesthetic all help make the configuration work. The apartment is for sale asking $1,500,000, and it’s available furnished.

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Cool Listings, Midtown East

Listing photos by Amanda James / DDReps

Living in Midtown South might not be every New Yorker’s dream, but for a Manhattan newbie who works nearby and is looking to buy a starter pad, this $500,000 studio is perfect. Located at 159 Madison Avenue, between East 32nd and 33rd Streets, the apartment is within walking distance to almost all of Midtown. Plus, it’s got a huge arched window that brings in tons of lights, as well as very good closet space.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Gramercy Park

Listing photos by Rich Caplan 

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright used this artsy Gramercy studio to write several of his albums, as well as the opera Prima Donna, according to the Compass listing. He’s now looking to offload the pied-a-terre at 38 Gramercy Park North, listing it for $450,000. In addition to these celeb-worthy bragging rights, the new owner can get a coveted key to Gramercy Park.

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Cool Listings, Tudor City

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Located in the Art Deco Woodstock Tower at 320 East 42nd Street, this studio co-op is small but mighty. A 3/4 full-sized Murphy bed frees up space during the day, while four generously sized closets help keep things clean and open. The compact kitchen doesn’t sacrifice functionality, and two large south-facing windows bring in plenty of light. The apartment is asking $319,000.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

If you don’t mind sleeping in a lofted space, this $465,000 Upper West Side studio is in a great location and has tons of historic charm. Located on the second floor of the brownstone at 128 West 78th Street, it’s just down the block from the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. It has gorgeous details like carved wood moldings, stained-glass transoms, wood radiator covers and shutters, and exposed brick.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park

Listing photos by Hayley Ellen Day at DDReps

This roughly 350-square-foot Gramercy studio was recently renovated to include a brand new kitchen and bathroom. But the renovation didn’t take away from all the lovely pre-war details, such as an arched entryway, moldings, and hardwood floors. Located at 200 East 16th Street, the co-op is asking $435,000.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Retro accents, mid-century decor, and a pleasant pastel color scheme make this Chelsea studio a picture-perfect home. Located on the top floor of the Kensington House co-op at 200 West 20th Street, the roughly 430-square-foot home has been fully renovated and includes an office nook perfect for work-from-home life.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This Gramercy studio is just about 230 square feet, but it’s been designed with an intelligence and sophistication that makes the tiny footprint seem less obvious or obstructive. And when you factor in that it comes with a coveted key to Gramercy Park for its $395,000 price tag, it’s even better. The apartment is located at the 38 Gramercy Park East co-op and boasts 11-foot ceilings, mirrored walls, and a renovated kitchen and bathroom.

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