Here’s a NYC apartment that’s thoroughly Manhattan, but, if you’re standing in the right spot, could be any suburban home. Located in a bustling East Side spot that’s either Gramercy, Kips Bay, Murray Hill or Midtown South, depending on whom you talk to, this two-bedroom garden condop at 242 East 25th Street just hit the rental market for $6,500/month. And if you can’t bear to part with it, you’re in luck, it’s also for sale (asking $1.995 million).
The apartment is only 939 square feet, but it’s well-configured, with bedrooms on either side of spacious common areas–and, more importantly, one of those areas is a glass-walled solarium that overlooks a 785-square-foot private deck and backyard that extends your space in a way most New Yorkers envy.
The apartment’s dining room is within that glass-paneled solarium that overlooks the yard, so enjoying your own little half-acre (figuratively, of course) while dining can be a year-round perk. The home also boasts 11-foot ceilings and a southern exposure for maximum light. The current owner looks to be a collector of cultural ephemera; vintage Coca-Cola signs and other antique street signs and billboards add personality to the home’s otherwise nondescript Manhattan apartment decor (if you rent the space, the furniture–and, we assume, the signs–stay in place; we’re not sure about the fully-stocked wine rack).
The open, contemporary kitchen has a breakfast bar, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
The master bedroom has an en-suite bath and a walk-in closet.
Both bedrooms get a great view of the outdoor garden and have built-ins for plenty of storage. The second bedroom has a custom headboard with built-in lighting and more storage.
The large and fully-equipped outdoor space offers an elevated planting bed, a weather-proof storage shed for gardening tools, water and electrical access…and a hot tub! Says the listing, there’s “…plenty of room for kids and pets to run and play in a safe and private environment.”
The building also offers a roof deck with panoramic city views. The rental comes fully equipped with furnishings, kitchenware, utilities, cable TV, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The 10-year-old boutique luxury condop (a co-op with condo rules) offers a part-time doorman, fitness center, that awesome roof deck, a live-in super, and a bike room. The location is a convenient central hub between Midtown and lower Manhattan, bordering the lovely Gramercy neighborhood and super-hot NoMad, giving you plenty of options in every direction, including transportation.
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