Small Wonder

A narrow Murray Hill studio that maximizes light, for $430,000

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner  | February 19, 2019 - 2:00PM

This Murray Hill studio gets great light and has four closets—a rarity for a studio. Halstead

A separate windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar, four closets, and tons of natural light are the most appealing things about this recently renovated 500-square-foot Murray Hill studio, 210 East 36th St., #8J. It’s listed for $430,000, which is $20,000 more than the median price for a studio in the neighborhood, according to StreetEasy.

The living/sleeping area is nice and bright thanks to a wall of south-facing windows with city views. The space is long and narrow, but all that light manages to make it feel less cramped. There’s more than enough room for a seating area with a sectional, a coffee table, and a TV, as well as a large bed and a dresser by the window. Dark, wide-plank wood floors, white walls, and gray accents—give this a modern feel.


That modern vibe continues in the windowed kitchen, thanks to a number of gray-blue cabinets. There are stainless steel appliances, a ceiling fan, beige floor tiles, and a decent amount of counter space located under the window.


There’s also a breakfast bar where you’ll probably eat all your meals in this apartment since there doesn’t seem to be any room for an actual dining table.


The bathroom is a mix of white and gray—just like the living room—with gray tiles and white paint on the walls, white and gray checkerboard tiles on the floor, and a glass-paneled gray vanity.

Just outside the bathroom is a separate dressing room with two of the apartment’s four closets. (The other two are in the entry foyer.)


The studio is in a 13-story, pet-friendly co-op building with a part-time doorman (4 p.m. to midnight), video security, a live-in super, laundry room, private storage, and bike storage for rent. Co-purchasing and 80 percent financing is allowed. Pieds-à-terre are considered on a case-by-case basis. Maintenance is $1,021 a month.

It’s about a 15-minute walk to Grand Central, where you can catch the 4, 5, 6, and 7 trains, and close to lots of shopping. It’s four blocks away from Trader Joe’s, six blocks from Fairway, and seven blocks from a new Target that’s coming soon.


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