If you’re looking to start super fresh, this modern condo may be for you—though it may not be a winner with brownstone-lovers and other traditionalists who adore the more historic real estate options in the Clinton Hill / Bed-Stuy area. 244 Franklin Avenue is a brand new, six-floor luxury property with one-bedrooms and studios. Listed at $675,000 by Douglas Elliman, this apartment is the penthouse—and though its price is ever-so-slightly high for the area, it comes with access to a private rooftop cabana.
The condo is petite, but also cute and stylish; you’ll find additional room to lounge around outdoors on the private balcony off the living room. The open kitchen doesn’t offer significant counter space, but it looks like there's lots of storage behind the built-in shelving. The vented island and stone countertop allows for some heavy-duty cooking, as do the upscale, stainless steel appliances.
The design of the sunny bedroom is straightforward, but the bathroom’s intricate, contrasting white and pale green tile is a unique touch that lends the space an aquatic vibe, and the lighting is sleek and un-intrusive. The towel nook is a clever use of space, but there doesn’t appear to be a tremendous amount of storage here.
The property employs ductless heating and cooling, which means it uses less energy than other systems—and will save you money on your heating bills. And in the summertime, that exclusive rooftop space should prove mighty appealing.
The building is close to a number of new neighborhood hot spots, but one potential downside is that the nearest subway stops are both for the G train—which means the local CitiBike station may come in handy.