Condo pick of the week

A top floor two-bedroom condo in Central Harlem for $799,999

By Emily Myers | January 24, 2019 - 10:00AM 

Avocado walls might not be on your list of home decor must-haves but it's an easy fix for this two-bedroom, two-bath condo, 68 Bradhurst Ave., #PH2-A, in Central Harlem. Offered at $799,999, the apartment is on the market for well below the median average of $971,500 for similar-sized properties in the neighborhood. Monthly common charges are $552 and monthly taxes amount to just $11 with a tax abatement in place for another 14 years.

Amenities include an elevator, bike room, concierge, live-in super, garage parking, laundry facilities, and a gym. Residents also share a courtyard with a kids' play structure.

Do you see Yankee Stadium? The listing says it's visible from the sitting room. One drawback is all the windows in the apartment face north which isn't the best orientation for natural sunlight. The apartment is on the top floor though, maximizing the view.

The kitchen is open to the living room with a breakfast bar, tile flooring, just enough prep space, and some overhead cabinets. Appliances include a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and stove. 

The listing photos show a dining area tucked near the apartment's entrance, next to the bathroom. There's parquet flooring throughout the condo and it looks like it's in fairly good condition. 

The master bedroom has a double closet area, which leads to the en suite bathroom. There are ceiling fans, dimmer light switches, and air-conditioning units in each room. 

The second bedroom is big enough for two twin beds. 

The vanities in both bathrooms have recently been upgraded. 

The layout shows additional closet space in the dining area. The pet-friendly building has 180 units and 10 stories and was completed in 2005. It's a six-minute walk to the 145th Street subway station for the A, C, B, and D lines and a 12-minute walk to 148th Street for the 3 train. Improvements to the A and C lines are on the horizon—currently, none of the train stops are accessible to people with wheelchairs and strollers. 


Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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