Small Wonder

Unlike most studios, this two-story condo feels open and airy

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner | July 18, 2017 - 12:59PM 

When in the market for studio apartments, most people are used to getting a little bit less—a tiny kitchen with half-sized appliances, a shower you can scarcely turn around in, a sleeping nook that barely fits a twin bed—but with this $765,000 studio duplex at 149 Huron Street in Greenpoint, you actually get a little extra—in the form of a second floor, a bonus room and an additional half-bath.

At nearly 900-square-feet this apartment is the very antithesis of small (at least by NYC standards). The upstairs entrance level of the loft-style condo offers hardwood flooring, a sunlit living room where you can lounge around watching TV (although it seems like you might be a teensy bit too close to the screen if you’re viewing from the couch with this existing set-up) and a full bathroom with a modern-looking rainfall showerhead and a space-saving wall-mounted faucet by the sink.

There’s also a galley kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone countertops and a breakfast bar with a pair of bar stools where tenants can unhurriedly sip a glass of wine before bed.

Head down the stairs to find a rec room (presently arranged as a home office with a large desk and even an old-school desktop computer), a half-bathroom, an in-unit washer and dryer and the aforementioned bonus room.

In this current configuration, the windowless room is being used as a bedroom—making it perfect for anyone who can’t sleep a wink if confronted with even a sliver of light (and also accounting for why this unit is being marketed as a studio and not a one-bedroom—you need windows for it to count as a real bedroom).

The apartment is located in a boutique condo building just a block from the G train and two blocks from the East River Ferry. There’s an on-site gym, as well as an open courtyard with a barbecue that’s visible just outside the living room window. There, you can entertain friends and neighbors with burgers and hot dogs or simply sunbathe the day away mere steps from where you sleep. Common charges are $416 a month and, thanks to a tax abatement in place until 2024, taxes are just $41 a month.



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