Winning a 2-bedroom apartment in Manhattan for less than $ 500K might seem like a pipe dream, but it’s possible! Neighborhood neighborhoods have grown in popularity in recent years, not least because of stellar places like this. Our Pact of the Week, 474 W. 158th St., is a bright and spacious Washington Heights 2BR with tons of antique charm.
The Price: $ 499,000
The average asking price for an apartment in Washington Heights is $ 620,000, according to the Street Data Panel. That puts our Deal of the Week at over $ 100K below average for the area.
Why You Will Love It …
High ceilings and high windows help make this Washington Heights 2BR high. The large, separate living rooms and dining rooms are connected by a beautiful set of French doors to create one huge super-sunny space. Everything is equipped in decorative old school molding for great help of pre-war magic.
Both bedrooms, one larger and one smaller but still spacious, are located away from the main residence. The separate kitchen has plenty of countertop and storage space, a cheerful turquoise back shower and a huge bright window. The bathroom is also windowed, and it continues the vintage-chic atmosphere of the home with a deep claw-foot tub.
Locally, our Agreement of the Week is ideally located right next door Highbridge Park, offering plenty of space to spread out with a book, run or enjoy the views of Harlem River. Trains C, 1 and B are also nearby, for fast journeys downtown.
… And Why You Can’t
The cooperative building in this Washington Heights 2BR resides in a laundry room and bike storage, but one thing it doesn’t offer is an elevator. Yes, this is a walk. Plus there doesn’t seem to be a single closet in the entire apartment, so be prepared create yourself by storage and organization. But for so much space with this price, it’s worth a look – and don’t miss the 3D tour on the list.