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This Greenwich Village duplex is the perfect downtown hideaway—as long as you don't want to cook

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At first glance, this Greenwich Village studio has many features people associate with classic New York City apartments—high ceilings, an unusual layout, louds of exposed brick, an address on Bleecker Street. Oh, and a kitchen that's not good for much more than storing (and re-heating) takeout.

Located in a large co-op building at 77 Bleecker, it's asking $750,000 and comes with relatively high monthly maintenance of $1,335, but a healthy dose of old-world charm. It's got 17-foot ceilings, large windows, hardwood floors, and a duplex layout that translates to a large living room and entertaining space, with a smaller sleeping alcove—and a very compact little kitchen—up top:

As for the bathroom, it appears to be smallish but recently updated and well-appointed (and looks like there's a lot of storage behind those mirrored cabinets):

While the monthlies are fairly high, the building itself does have extras like a full-time doorman, live-in super, "zen garden," bike room, roof deck, laundry on each floor, and the option to rent additional storage space. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but if your top priorities are a zip code in the Village and traditional amenities—and if you're more the type to store clothes in the stove than whip up an elaborate dinner party—this studio could be just the place to settle down.


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