Co-op pick of the week

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

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By Mimi OConnor  |
January 7, 2019 - 12:30PM

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


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. 



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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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