Small Wonder

A renovated UES studio for $410,000, well under the median for the nabe

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner | January 22, 2019 - 12:00PM 

The apartment was recently renovated with a new kitchen, bathroom, closets, and hardwood floors.


There’s lots to recommend this Upper East Side studio, 363 East 76th St., #7K, including a recent renovation, two large closets, and a $410,000 asking price, which is well under the $472,500 median price for a studio in the neighborhood, according to StreetEasy.

But there are also a couple of strikes against it: The $1,116 monthly maintenance fee may put this out of reach for many people. And despite the description as an alcove studio, it most certainly is not one. That much is clear from looking at the floor plan and photos.

You enter a small foyer with the first of the apartment’s closets (the second is near the bed). There’s just enough room here for a tiny two-seat table for meals.

The living area has new, rustic-looking hardwood floors and a wall of windows giving the space an airy, sunlit feel. There’s enough room for a TV area with a couch, a coffee table, a chair, and even a narrow bookcase—but all that furniture makes things feel a tad confined. Lose the bookcase if it isn’t absolutely necessary.

Beyond the couch is the sleeping area, a space big enough for what looks to be a large bed and a single nightstand (although there’s definitely room for a second one if the need arises).

The separate kitchen has full-sized stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), dark granite countertops, white cabinets, and a white subway-tiled backsplash. The hardwood flooring continues in here.

The blue-and-white bathroom has also been updated, and has new lighting, subway tiles on the walls (tying it together nicely with the kitchen), and a vanity.

The studio is in Sherman Towers, a full-service co-op building with a 24-hour doorman, a live-in super, common roof deck, garage parking, central laundry room, and new facade. Pets are welcome and co-purchasing is permitted, but no pieds-à-terre are allowed.

It’s close to the Q train at 72nd Street and the 6 train at 77th Street.


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