In the market for a two bedroom in a doorman building in Manhattan, but don’t want to spend more than $2,000 a month on maintenance? Of course, to anyone outside of New York City, that number might seem outrageous, but here in this expensive city, it's actually something you need to put on your wish list. Fortunately, there are some options out there.
Before you embark on your search, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the concept of net effective maintenance, which adjusts the maintenance fee up or down depending on whether or not a landlord is making a concession, or if the owner is paying extra for an assessment.
Here are five two-bedroom co-ops that fit the bill.
360 West 22nd St., #10L, Chelsea
This 1,100-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bath co-op (also shown above) is listed for $1,600,000. Features of this corner apartment include a large open plan living/dining area that can fit a full dining table and chairs, a windowed kitchen with oak cabinetry and quartz countertops, French oak wide plank flooring throughout, and tons of built-ins for storage. It’s in the London Towne House, a full-service co-op building with a 24-hour doorman, live-in super, full staff, newly renovated lobby, on-site parking garage, basement laundry, bike storage, and a furnished and landscaped roof deck with views of the city. Maintenance is $1,994 a month.
415 East 52nd St., #1CB, Midtown East
Listed for $810,000, this 1,035-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bath corner co-op has an open plan layout, lots of closets (including one walk-in), large entryway, breakfast bar in the kitchen, pantry, and step-in shower in the bathroom. It’s in the Sutton House, a pet-friendly building that offers a 24-hour doorman, bike room, laundry room, storage, and a landscaped roof deck. Maintenance is $1,384 a month.
55 West 95th St., #5, Upper West Side
Priced at $860,000, this two-bedroom, one-bath co-op has a large living room with a dining alcove, hardwood floors throughout, and a windowed kitchen with a dishwasher. It’s in a co-op building with a roof deck with open views of Central Park, a 24-hour doorman, common laundry room, and live-in super. Pets are allowed for owners. Maintenance is $1,829 a month.
320 East 42nd St., #11, Turtle Bay
This $945,000 two-bedroom, two-bath corner co-op has a large master bedroom, and a second bedroom with a designer wall bed. There’s also a large walk-in closet, Italian Carrera marble in the master bath, raised ceilings, crown moldings throughout the apartment, a windowed kitchen with a dishwasher and removable island, and restored original wood floors. It’s in Woodstock Tower, a pet-friendly co-op building with a full-time doorman, private backyard garden, laundry room, and a fitness center and storage (both of which are available for an additional fee). Maintenance is $1,879 a month.
475 East 79th St., #12F, Yorkville
Listed for $1,225,000, this 1,150-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bath co-op has a renovated kitchen with a dishwasher and stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout, a large living room, and a dining area. It’s in a full-service building with a 24-hour doorman, furnished rooftop deck with city views, interior courtyard, live-in super, garage, bike room, communal storage, and laundry facilities. Maintenance is $1,894 a month.
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