Finding an apartment with a separate room or nook for a home office is on many New York City buyers’ wishlists right now, since a majority of the city’s office workers will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future.
But most NYC apartments don’t have a separate home office, so you need to scan listings and see if the dining room or a small bedroom has the potential to be used for work space. Also consider whether an alcove, dressing room, or other nook is large enough to be used as an office—and forgoing a standard desk in favor of a wall desk can afford you more room. (Or you can do what one New Yorker did and use your treadmill as a desk to log lots of miles during Zoom meetings.)
Listings usually will indicate whether an apartment has some kind of workspace. There are currently over 50 apartments on StreetEasy with office space for under $1,000,000—an important pricepoint that enables you to avoid the mansion tax.
So, if you’re hunting for a new apartment, here are five Manhattan apartments with some sort of home office space on the market for less than $1,000,000 in Lenox Hill, the Upper West Side, Beekman, Turtle Bay, and Lincoln Square.
300 East 71st St., #14N, Lenox Hill
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $999,000. The co-op’s second bedroom has French doors and can be used as a home office. The apartment also has hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, central air conditioning, and a windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. Amenities include a full-time doorman, bike room, storage room, concierge, and laundry facilities.
210 West 90th St., #4K, Upper West Side
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $975,000. The co-op has a small dining room with a sliding barn door that can be used as a home office. Apartment #4K also features hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows, built-in bookshelves, an in-unit stacked washer/dryer, and a walk-in storage closet. Amenities include a roof terrace, children’s playroom, bike room, and laundry facilities.
415 East 52nd St., #7CC, Beekman
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $895,000. The co-op has home office space between the foyer and master suite plus maple hardwood floors, crown molding, large windows, several closets, custom lighting, and stainless steel Viking and Bosch appliances. Located in Sutton House, amenities include a 24-hour doorman, concierge, a resident manager, laundry room, bike storage, children’s playroom, and a garage.
310 East 46th St., #16J , Turtle Bay
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $775,000. The condop has a home office space below a loft bedroom. Apartment #16J has an open-floor plan with hardwood floors, high ceilings, a wall of windows, track lighting, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, live-in super, rooftop terrace, and a bike room.
40 West 67th St., #1A, Lincoln Square
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $619,000. The apartment has a studio with skylights that can be used as a home office. Apartment #1A also has hardwood parquet floors, high-beamed ceilings, three storage closets, built-in shelves, and a windowed kitchen. Amenities include a part-time doorman, porter, live-in super, a newly renovated laundry room, storage space for rent, and bike storage.
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