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An Upper East Side studio with great amenities and a decent amount of closet space

This Upper East Side studio has three closets and low monthlies. Douglas Elliman

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With three closets, a relatively low maintenance of $709 a month, and great building amenities, this Upper East Side studio, 305 East 72nd St., #6CN, is a real find. It’s listed for $425,000.

The living space looks to be a pretty good size, with room for a seating area with a couch when you first walk in, as well as a sleeping area large enough to fit a California King by the window. There’s also a small round table and chair oddly situated facing the bed. Is it for your beloved to stare at you while you slumber? It’s just weird. Lose it.

The window isn’t huge, but it seems to get decent light. And white walls and pale wood flooring keep things bright in here.

The kitchen seems serviceable—although the white appliances look dated and the white cabinets are rather plain. Still, there's a reasonable amount of counter space (for a Manhattan studio, that is). It could definitely use an upgrade, but if that isn’t in your budget, as long as you can cook a meal in here, it’s probably OK to keep it as is.

The windowed bathroom—which is also extremely white—looks relatively clean and has a deep-set tub. It’s severely lacking in storage, though, so some shelving above the toilet could be a good thing to add.

The studio is located in Charing Cross House, a 17-story co-op building with a doorman, live-in super, roof garden, gym, storage (available for an additional fee), bike room, and on-site laundry.

Pieds-à-terre are permitted, as are guarantors and parents buying for their children. In addition to the maintenance charge, there is an assessment of $195 a month through December of this year. There is also a flip tax that’s based on the share allocation, which is equal to $12.50 per share, which will be paid by the seller.

In addition, the apartment is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the 72nd Street subway station, where you can catch the Q and N.