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BrickPicks: Why you should buy this one-bed, one bath in Carnegie Hill

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When this 920-square foot prewar Carnegie Hill co-op first hit the market in June, it was listed at $775,000. At the now-reduced asking price of $595,000, it is priced 9% lower than it sold for in June of 2005 and $192 per square foot less than the $842 median per-square-foot asking price of Carnegie Hill one-bedrooms. 

That's not the only reason we like it.

Currently configured as a four-room one-bedroom with formal dining room, two different two-bedroom layouts are possible--as shown here, or the dining room could be narrowed, creating a small bedroom and retaining a separate dining space. That flexibility is ideal for young couples on the verge of a family or apartment dwellers in need of a segregated home office.
 
There's only one bathroom and no doorman (believe us, you wouldn't want to see what a doorman would do to the maintenance charges of a 41-unit building anyway), but a well-liked live-in super is said to be part of the deal, along with new windows, renovated windowed kitchen and bath, original hardwood floors, good financials and good light, with primarily Southern exposures.  The maintenance is a very reasonable $1,217 and the building is pet friendly. David Anderson (212 588-5618) and Janet Garson Gifford (212 588-5623) of Brown Harris Stevens are the listing agents.

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