5 NYC one bedrooms with home offices you can buy for less than $700,000

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 4, 2020 - 2:30PM

The co-op permits pieds-a-terre, subletting and co-purchasing, and is also pet-friendly. 


If you’re looking to buy a New York City apartment right now, space for a home office might be on your list of must-haves since most New York City office workers are still working remotely for the foreseeable future.

There are currently 670 one-bedroom apartments listed on StreetEasy across the city with some sort of home office space. Since these are NYC apartments—the home office could very well be a large foyer, alcove, small dining room, or second bedroom. (Tip: Type “home office” in the search field on StreetEasy to find listings because there isn’t a filter for it.)

Another workaround: Look for apartments with large closets or living areas large enough to section off a home office with a pressurized wall.

So, if you’re looking for a better workspace than your dining table or couch, here are five one-bedroom apartments with office space for less than $700,000 in Lenox Hill, Bushwick, Greenwich Village, Hudson Heights, and Jackson Heights.

61 East 77th St., #PH9/PH10, Lenox Hill

This one bedroom, two bath is asking $699,000. The co-op has a mezzanine area that can be used as a home office plus high ceilings, dark hardwood floors, built-in shelves, a decorative marble fireplace, stainless steel appliances, an in-unit washer/dryer, and a walk-in closet in the bedroom. Amenities include a part-time doorman and live-in super. There’s currently a $500 assessment for exterior restoration work through June 2021. Central Park is nearby.

1086 Decatur St., #1R,  Bushwick

This one bedroom, one bath is asking $699,000. The new condo has space for a home office in the foyer and hardwood floors, recessed lighting, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances, an in-unit washer/dryer, and a private backyard. Amenities include a virtual doorman and a roof deck. The Evergreens Cemetery is nearby. 

50-54 East 8th St., #4N, Greenwich Village

This one bedroom, one bath is asking $645,000. The corner apartment has a small home office next to the bedroom plus hardwood floors, five closets, stainless steel appliances, a renovated bath, and custom closets in the bedroom. Amenities include a live-in super, laundry room, package room, garage, and storage units are available for rent. Washington Square Park is nearby. 

116 Pinehurst Ave., #H23, Hudson Heights

This one bedroom, one bath is asking $599,000. The co-op has a walk-in closet that is currently used as a nursery but can be used as a home office. It also has original details, large windows, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, a modern kitchen with an island and stainless steel appliances, and seven closets. Located in Hudson View Gardens, amenities include private gardens, daily mail delivery, a live-in super, package room, gym, onsite management, 24-hour security, and bike storage. Fort Washington Park is nearby. 

34-41 85th St., #2R, Jackson Heights

This one bedroom, one bath is asking $469,000. The co-op has a large foyer with space for a home office plus original hardwood floors, custom built-in shelves, stainless steel appliances, a private balcony, and five closets. Amenities include a doorman, live-in super, new laundry room, garage, and bike storage for $95 a year. Travers Park is nearby.


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. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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