Small Wonder

A Park Slope studio that squeezes in a small office, for $415,000

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner  | October 2, 2018 - 12:00PM

This Park Slope studio has an updated kitchen and low monthlies. Douglas Elliman

This Park Slope studio, 195 Garfield Pl., #2L, is petite, yet pretty, with an updated kitchen chock full of shiny new stainless steel appliances, a separate area that can be used as an office or a dressing room, and a low monthly maintenance fee of just $438 a month. It’s listed for $415,000.

The living area isn’t huge, but it makes an impression, with an exposed brick wall and two tall windows at the back end. The brick is appears to be in need of some sprucing, but brings a bit of charm to the space. And the windows overlook the building’s shared green space, which is sure to soothe the savage beast on a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Blond hardwood flooring runs underfoot, matching the wooden frames around the windows, and around the brick wall itself, as well as the radiator cover. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it does bring a uniformity to the room. As it’s currently staged, there’s room for a decent-sized sectional, a long TV stand/media cabinet, and large flat screen TV.


Just beyond the couch is the sleeping area, which can fit just a bed and a lamp. The bed definitely takes up a lot of space in here, but for folks who want a real, good-sized bed—not a futon or a pull-out sofa that they’ll need to fold up in the mornings—this is the only place for it.


The kitchen has a contemporary look, with stainless steel appliances, new-looking white cabinets, and a good amount of counter space for a unit of this size. It’s also pretty bright thanks to a small window near the refrigerator and track lighting overhead.


The bathroom is also rather lovely, and offers a full-sized tub, white walls, and a vanity that can store tons of toiletries. The vanity’s countertop—an off-white speckled with brown—matches the flooring, tying the room together nicely.


The tiny office/dressing area can’t fit much, but it can accommodate a small desk or dresser—depending on what you plan on using the space for. The apartment’s only closet is also in here, located just inside the front door.


The studio is in a pet-friendly co-op building with an elevator, and a shared garden area. The lobby and hallways were recently renovated, and now look sleek and modern.

Trains are about a 15-minute walk away, including the F and G lines at 7th Ave., and the 2 and 3 trains at Grand Army Plaza.



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