The Market

BrickPicks: Midtown pre-war one-bed, $425k, $60k below 2007

By A. Ready  | December 8, 2010 - 11:20AM

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom at The Aldon (200 West 54th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues) boasts a brand-new kitchen with Viking range and a renovated bathroom.  Initially listed in January at $549,000, it is now offered at $425,000 after a change of broker and a couple of price reductions. That's $60k less than it last sold for in June 2007 for $485,000. According to, about 80% of Midtown one bedrooms are more expensive.

While this third floor apartment lacks views, it has remarkable looking honey-comb plaster ceilings, detailed moldings and parquet floors. Both the kitchen and the bathroom are windowed, and there are three closets. Maintenance is on the high side, at $1,067, but that includes electricity. The Aldon is a full-service building that welcomes pets.

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