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A for-sale-by-owner Brooklyn co-op that's asking less than $300,000

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Prospect Lefferts Gardens may not be as desirable as nearby Park Slope and Prospect Heights (and can't yet compete with those neighborhoods' dining scenes), but, as a result, it's also not as expensive. The proof is in this $265,000 studio, with a recently renovated kitchen, built-ins, and a generous layout. 

Those steps between the kitchen and living/dining area help differentiate the spaces.

The apartment is pricey compared to others in the neighborhood ($160,000 was the average price for similar units sold in the last 90 days). But in Park Slope, for example, a similar apartment would likely cost about $100,000 more.

This apartment, located in a  building at 125 Ocean Avenue, is also right off Prospect Park, and is on the fifth floor of a six-story pre-war, Art Deco elevator building. 

There's a sunken living room (that's where the built-ins are), and a separate sleeping alcove (see below).

The foyer has decent closet space, including built-in wardrobes. And the kitchen, though not big by any means, is well-designed, and seems to offer pretty decent cabinet and counter space. Plus, we love that backsplash.

The building has laundry and storage available in basement, and, according to the listing, there are plans for a rooftop garden.


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