Co-op pick of the week

An Inwood two bedroom with modern upgrades for $449,000—but you need to climb four flights of stairs

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By Mimi OConnor  |
February 4, 2019 - 2:00PM

The apartment is prewar with nine-foot ceilings and hardwood floors.


This two-bedroom, one-bath co-op at 117 Seaman Ave., #5C, is priced right at $449,000 with a maintenance of $677. (According to StreetEasy, the median price for a two bedroom in the area is $619,000.) But there's a one major drawback: Its fifth-floor location in a non-elevator building. So perhaps you could cut out the gym membership for even more savings.

The apartment is in a prewar building, so it retains some of that early 20th century charm, such as nine-foot ceilings and hardwood floors, and has some updated features as well. 

The updated, windowed kitchen includes features such as a banquette, high-end appliances, a vented hood, and even a garbage disposal; there's also a washer and dryer in the kitchen. 

The bedrooms aren't huge, but they do have closet space.

The bathroom is updated, but also has a claw-foot tub. 


The building is pet-friendly, equipped with Verizon Fios, and is two blocks from the A train at 207th Street. Inwood Hill Park is a block away, and Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters are close as well. Broadway provides ample opportunity for dining and shopping.


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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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