How much you love the location of this surprisingly-spacious-for-six-figures co-op at 155 East 49th Street just north of Turtle Bay in East Midtown might just depend on how much you like skyscrapers. Because though the spot is convenient to everything from MoMA and shopping to Grand Central Station and the subway, there are tall towers in every direction and many more, even taller, on the way. But this 10-story co-op does a pretty good job making the case for classic brick amid towers of glass and steel.
The listing points to this 750-square-foot apartment’s “Greenwich Village charm in prime Midtown East,” and visually the one-convertible-two-bedroom co-op lives up to the compliment.
The sunny, spacious the living room is at the center of the home. For those who love pre-war features, you’ll like the apartment’s high beamed ceilings and crown molding. Recent upgrades include hardwood plank flooring, electrical re-wiring and painting.
A windowed den off the kitchen makes a great separate dining room; it’s also perfect for an office, guest quarters or all of the above, as the listing suggests, “until the baby arrives.” There’s tons of storage, including a windowed walk-in closet might be big enough to use as a small office with closet space to spare.
The bedroom is more than spacious enough for a queen size bed and more, and a windowed bathroom is perfectly set u with access from both the bedroom and the living area for privacy and convenience.
A functional-looking galley kitchen boasts a wall of restored original ice-box cabinets and hexagonal tile flooring. While it’s not freshly renovated, there’s an element of retro-cool that’s sometimes the next best thing.
The building offers the good old-fashioned luxury of a 24-hour doorman and elevator attendant, plus central laundry, storage and separate bike storage. As with all things residential in NYC, there are downsides: A hefty maintenance fee of almost $2,000 makes the deal seem less sweet, and unfortunately dogs aren’t welcome.
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