Living in a classic pre-war co-op in the West Village–one built by Bing & Bing nonetheless–is something of a dream for NYC history and real estate buffs. But if you’re not in the million-dollar price bracket, this charming $675,000 studio at 2 Horatio Street is the perfect place to start. At 450-square-feet, the home has been recently renovated to include a separate sleeping alcove and large closet, as well as a modern kitchen and bathroom. And let’s not forget about those quintessential views of lovely West 13th Street and Greenwich Avenue.
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This pre-war studio is definitely petite (it comes in just under 500 square feet), but it manages to pack in some charming details and has a great Midtown West location going for it. Located on the top floor of 457 West 57th Street, Columbus Circle and Central Park are less than two blocks away. The co-op is now on the market for $395,000 after last selling in 2003 for $180,000.
Originally a warehouse building run by Kirkman & Son Soap Company, 50 Bridge Street in Dumbo was converted into loft condos in 2004 but retained much of its historic character. Those details are on full display in this south-facing loft, featuring two full walls of exposed brick and original columns. Currently configured as an open layout studio filled with rustic, western decor, the space measures just over 1,000 square feet and could easily be converted into a one-bedroom by its new owners. The square footage combined with a coveted location in the landmarked district of Dumbo earns this unit it’s $1,250,000 asking price.
Located in the classic 1930s Chelsea residential complex at 405 West 23rd Street known as London Terrace Towers, what might otherwise be a nondescript alcove studio has been transformed with a stylish interior redesign. From a sleek custom built-in murphy bed to an on-trend mint-green kitchen, the compact co-op gets major style points. And the building offers amenities–from a pool to parking–that might be even harder to resist.
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This bright top-floor studio sits within a perfectly-preserved historic limestone mansion at 269 Clinton Avenue on Brooklyn’s grandest “mansion row.” Asking $350,000, the co-op home at has lots of old-world charm and modern comforts. The building also offers storage space for each unit and shared laundry facilities.
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A gut renovation transformed this West Village studio into an efficient space with custom built-ins throughout and a breezy palette of bright white, exposed brick, and maple hardwood. Located at 118 Perry Street, a largely residential street famous for housing Carrie Bradshaw’s home, you’ll be right in the heart of the West Village and steps away from everything the neighborhood has to offer. The petite pad is a smart investment—it last sold in 2015 for $375,000, and just hit the market for $499,000.
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Tudor City, the Turtle Bay apartment complex built in the 1920s, is known for its tiny apartments that are priced to match. While this studio at 25 Tudor City Place doesn’t offer a lot of extra space, the unit comes with a generously-sized kitchenette, a new renovation, and views of the private and lush Tudor City park. It’s now on the market for $345,000 after selling in 2014 for $272,500.
It doesn’t take much for a studio to feel cramped, but this maximalist co-op at 465 West 23rd Street manages to toe that fine line. Asking $650,000, this cozy, sun-drenched unit packs a lot into just 500 square feet. And if you ever need to stretch out, the studio is located in Chelsea’s massive London Terrace Towers—a virtual mini-city in itself—which offers residents a ton of amenities.
This Gramercy Park studio at 102 East 22nd Street recently underwent a renovation inspired by the modern, airy, and space-efficient living solutions you would find in the pages of DWELL magazine. With a large sunny living area, custom storage solutions, hardwood floors throughout, and a prime location in an Art Deco building, this petite pad is now listed for $599,000.
For under $1 million, you can own this uber-trendy South Williamsburg loft at 138 Broadway, the historic Smith-Gray Building. Though the loft is technically a studio, it has a separate kitchen and plenty of room in its 925-square-foot layout for individual sleeping, living, and dining areas. But what makes this unit even more desirable is its impeccable contemporary-western vibes–a mix of historic elements such as whitewashed brick walls and wooden ceilings with modern nods to the style like lots of caramel leather furniture and bold, geometric textiles.