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A Kips Bay studio with Empire State Building views, for $525,000

This bright Kips Bay studio has a sleeping area that can made more private.

Bold New York

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Four closets, a wall of windows, a view of the Empire State Building, and a sleeping area that could be partitioned off make this sunny Kips Bay studio, 200 East 27th St., #10N, worth checking out. It’s listed for $525,000.

The living area is big and bright, and has white walls, track lighting on the ceiling, and old-school parquet flooring. As it’s currently staged, there’s a TV area with a couch, a coffee table, and a TV stand, as well as a small dining table that seats two.

The sleeping area in the corner of the room is spacious enough for a big bed, two nightstands, and a bench at the foot of the bed. But the best part? Since there’s a single small window in the corner, you could partition off the sleeping area, but keep in mind this would not be a legal bedroom, because the alcove is only six feet wide.

The kitchen was recently updated, and has been outfitted with new appliances (including a dishwasher) and a good number of light-wood cabinets. There are also granite countertops with faux wood grain that won’t be to everyone’s taste, and a pretty blue-and-white glass tile backsplash.

The bathroom has built-in glass shelves, brand-new light fixtures, and neutral-colored tiles on the floors and walls. There’s also a large vanity for storage and glass doors on the shower.


The studio is in the Victoria House, a pet-friendly, full-service co-op building that’s a short walk from Gramercy, Nomad, and Madison Park, and is close to the 6 train at 28th Street. It has a 24-hour doorman, a landscaped roof terrace, a fitness center, a laundry room, and a garage. Subletting is allowed after two years with board approval. Maintenance is $945 a month.