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BrickPicks: Murray Hill garden duplex with w/d, good schools, bonus room & pre-2005 price

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The floor plan of this two bedroom, 1.5 bath first-floor Murray Hill duplex will not appeal to all: The second bedroom on the main floor is tiny (three smallish pieces of furniture would be the limit) and the kitchen is somewhat awkwardly positioned in the entry hallway.  However, the prewar apartment boasts a (washer-dryer equipped!!) bonus lower level of about 200-square-feet that would be ideal for sequestering a teenager (like vampires, they often shun light and company) or for a playroom or home office. There's also a small garden for your dog. The kitchen is renovated, complete with Sub-Zero, and the zoned elementary and middle schools (P.S. 116 and M.S. 104) are highly regarded. The duplex was originally listed in September of 2009 at $929,000 and its current asking price is $799,000, below the $830k it sold for in August 2005.  For someone looking for flexible space and charm, sans doorman, this might work very well indeed.

 

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