There is something timeless about the Upper West Side. Set between two of Manhattan’s most beautiful parks, Central and Riverside, there are always greenery nearby. And the streets are generally quieter than their urban counterparts. All this makes it a very coveted neighborhood, and also very pricey. But our Deal of the Week is your chance to own there at a fraction of the usual cost. This Upper West Side 1BR, 322 W. 88th St. # 2A, boasts a stellar location and much of the area’s famous pre-war character.
The Price: $ 595,000
The average asking price for a home in the Upper West Side is $ 1.5 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at nearly a million dollars below average for the neighborhood!
Why You Will Love It …
This Upper West Side 1BR is set in a classic brownstone building dating from 1900. It is on 88th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, which places it less than a block from a fabulous Riverside Park. The building has a laundry room and bicycle storage, in addition to a pet-friendly policy.
Inside the unit, there are many impressive from the hard floors to the 11-foot ceilings. The living room is anchored by two elegant wooden pillars and an arch, framing a pair of tall windows. This creates a beautiful and unique focus for the home heart. And there is enough space for furniture to live and eat. The kitchen is located only through a second more geometric arch.
In addition, our Agreement of the Week receives bonus points for conservation. There is a deep closet in the living room as well as a large entrance with upper storage in the bedroom. The bedroom also has wooden beams and another tall window overlooking the brown stone street.
… And Why You Can’t
This Upper West Side 1BR isn’t exactly huge. It particularly shows in the kitchen and bedroom: There is almost no space or cabinet space in the kitchen. Although there is a good place next to the door for a table or set of shelves, and some useful built-in shelves are already in place. The bedroom is also quite narrow. While the listing says it’s queen, there’s probably not much room for anything other than the bed. However for this price and location, this apartment is well worth a look!