Small Wonder

A studio with three rooms? Meet this $315,000 Brooklyn Heights co-op

By Lucy Cohen Blatter | December 15, 2014 - 3:59PM 

The layout of this studio co-op at 55 Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights, on the market for $315,000, makes it feel less like a studio and more like a small one-bedroom apartment. And who wouldn't want to live on Pineapple Street?

The front door opens onto a foyer, which means you don't walk directly into the sleeping and living space. It's big enough to fashion into a small office or dining nook (see below), which also makes the apartment feel a lot bigger than a single room. The place also comes with prewar extras, like high ceilings, built-ins and large closets (four in total!). 

An entry foyer in a studio? I know, we couldn't believe it either.

That said, gourmands will want to take a pass on the wedge-shaped kitchen; we're not sure you could open the oven without hitting the opposite wall. 

Ordering in may be your best option with a kitchen like this. But, hey, at least there's a window. 

With maintenance at $502 a month, you'd pay $1,800 in monthly bills, assuming you take out a 30-year mortgage at 4.75 percent and put 20 percent down, according to StreetEasy. And the co-op is on the cheaper side: similar places sold for an average of about $413,000 in the last 90 days, the website says

There are closets galore, per the floorplan.

The apartment is tucked into the back of a seven-story brick building, and is on the first floor. That means it'll probably be quiet because it doesn't face the street, but likely a little dark, too. (It also looks like there are only three windows total in the apartment.)

The building--which is about a block away from the 2 and 3 trains--has a live-in super, communal courtyard (see below), laundry and a bike room. The co-op allows cats, but not dogs.

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