Co-op pick of the week

This Riverside Drive two bedroom has some funky lofts and is well priced at $970,000

The living room has a curved wall, in addition to one of the apartment's two loft spaces.


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If cookie cutter apartments aren't your thing, and you have a taste for quirky, but well-priced digs, consider 244 Riverside Dr., 1C. The two-bedroom, two bath co-op is for sale by owner and competitively priced at $970,000 with $1,166 maintenance.  

But it's got an unconventional layout, to say the least. 

The living room features a curved wall and has a loft space, perhaps for sleeping, but other options abound—yoga/meditation nook, slightly risky play area, elevated office. Things get even weirder with a tiny pass-through space to another loft in the apartment. 

The eat-in kitchen is a nice size and has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

The bathrooms are recently renovated and have floor-to-ceiling pink-hued marble walls. 

Additional features of the apartment include 11-foot ceilings, five closets, and hardwood floors, as well as new electric and windows. The listing also says you get park views from the co-op.

The co-op has private storage lockers, and elevator, video intercom system, and a live-in super, as well as, it seems, a fairly lenient renovation approval process. No dogs are allowed, but parents can buy for children and pieds-à-terre are permitted. 

The six-story building is well-situated for convenient living; the 1, 2, and 3 trains are four blocks away at 96th and Broadway, and dining and shopping options are plentiful along Broadway as well.