Small Wonder

This Chelsea studio has lots of extras (and they'll cost you)

The apartment isn't big, but it has a classic look, and it's in a building with lots of amenities.

Douglas Elliman

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This studio co-op at 405 West 23rd St. in Chelsea has more bells and whistles than your average studio. The apartment measures 550 square feet and is recently renovated, with a windowed kitchen, a dressing area just off the bathroom, and a sleeping alcove that can be closed off for more privacy. But it doesn't come cheap. The apartment is listed for $695,000, significantly higher than the $587,000 median price of a studio in the neighborhood.

Beamed ceilings accent the large living area, which, as it’s currently set up, has room for a TV area with a couch and an ottoman, several bookcases, and a small two-seater dining table by the windows. The view seems to be of another building across the way.

Just off the main living space is a sleeping alcove that fits what looks to be a full-sized bed. To the left of the bed, there are some shelves for assorted knickknacks. The cork-patterned walls won’t appeal everyone, but they provide some contrast to the white living room.

The kitchen is small, yet striking, with a window that brightens things up considerably, a decent amount of storage (including both cabinets and open shelving), classic linoleum flooring, and polished stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher!). Not shown is the fridge, which appears on the floor plan.

The bathroom is neat and clean, and has a black-and-white theme. Just beyond the bathroom is a separate dressing area that can also used as a small office space.

The apartment is in London Terrace Towers, a prewar building with 24-hour lobby attendants and a live-in super. The building has a half Olympic-sized heated indoor pool, a roof deck, steam rooms, saunas, and a private health club (with a separate fee). Pets are welcome in the building, as is subleasing. There’s also an on-site garage with a separate fee paid directly to the garage operator. Maintenance is $1,420 a month.

The building is close to the High Line, and near several art galleries, plus restaurants such as The Red Cat, and specialty stores.