A one-bedroom duplex penthouse that packs a light-filled punch

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Studios and one-bedrooms tend toward the utilitarian, sacrificing style—among many other features—for efficiency. But not this Brooklyn Heights apartment. Listed by Compass and asking $1.35 million, its living room has double-height ceilings—up to 18 feet high in some parts—and a large window atop sliding doors that lure in the light.

Dark wood floors are a counterpoint to crisp white walls. The kitchen's been renovated and outfitted with name-brand appliances (Viking, Miele, Sub-Zero), and the dining room off the kitchen doesn't want for windows, either.

What's more, it's a duplex, which makes it feel bigger than it is, lending it a bit of a "house" vibe. A glass window gives the bedroom a peek into the entertaining space. (There's a second bathroom, too, for guests.)

The piece de resistance, however, isn't in the apartment, but rather above it: a rooftop deck with views of Brooklyn and Manhattan, and endless sky.


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