Co-op pick of the week

A bright one-bedroom in a "Gold Coast" co-op

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There's a corner of Greenwich Village nicknamed the "Gold Coast," a stretch of Fifth Avenue that leads directly to Washington Square Park and its iconic arch. The micro-neighborhood is characterized by elegant, prewar co-ops, and this one-bedroom is in such a property. First constructed in 1923, the building's interior includes preserved historic details, though this apartment, by contrast, is bright and modern. Listed by Douglas Elliman for $1.35 million, the unit also includes access to several amenities, and its bathroom was recently renovated. 

The unit is touted as "triple mint condition," meaning that it's immaculate; from the photos, at least, that seems to be the case. The bright aesthetic of the living room creates an aura of spotlessness, with the exposed ceiling beams providing a bit of detail. The built-in bookcases are an appealing touch—we'd love to put more art (and books!) in there to break up all the whiteness. 

The kitchen has marble countertops, glass tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, but looks a little short on counter space. It opens onto a breakfast nook, a sunny spot for enjoying your morning coffee.

The bedroom, at 10-feet-11-inches by 19-feet-10-inches, is quite spacious—large enough to create an office corner for working from home—and includes a walk-in closet. The remodeled bathroom features tile work that harkens back to the property's prewar roots, and while there doesn't appear to be much storage space, there is an additional closet just across from it. 

The building has a full-time doorman and live-in super; there are shared storage spaces, as well as a laundry room, and pets are permitted. Best of all, tenants have access to a roof terrace from which to take in the views of this very picturesque corner of the Village.