Condo pick of the week

A one bedroom in Chelsea with upscale amenities and low monthlies for $825,000

By Austin Havens-Bowen | September 30, 2019 - 9:00AM 

Both the living room and bedroom have large windows.

Homedax Real Estate

In less than 20 minutes, you can walk to Hudson Yards, Chelsea Market, or the Whitney Museum of Art from this one-bedroom condo at 555 West 23rd St., #N6D. It's listed at at $825,000, far below the $1.1 million median asking price for similar-sized apartments in the neighborhood, according to StreetEasy.

Why such a good deal? The apartment is only 515 square feet, so it's definitely on the small side, but buying the smallest—and cheapest apartment—in an upscale building with lots of amenities is one way that you can live large. The monthly common charges are $582, which is low for a high-end building. Monthly taxes are $663.

There's a full-time doorman, concierge service, fitness center, sundeck with fountains and reflecting pond, housekeeping, bike room, garage with Zipcars, and a residents lounge that is currently undergoing renovations. It’s also a pet-friendly building.

The kitchen is open to the living room with a breakfast bar and features stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and granite countertops. 

The bathroom features a marble bath with Dornbracht fixtures.

The West Chelsea condo is a 10-minute walk to the 23rd Street 1 and 2 subway station and a 14-minute walk to 34th Street-Hudson Yards subway station, served by the 7 line. If you’re an art aficionado, there are art galleries essentially at your doorstep, including Andrea Rosen Gallery, Dia Art Foundation, and C24 Gallery. 


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. 

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