Small Wonder

A sponsor unit co-op studio in Windsor Terrace that features a mix of old and new

The studio is in move-in condition.

Douglas Elliman

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If you’ve always wanted to live in a small apartment in a co-op building but were wary, or even downright terrified of the hoops a board might make you jump through, this $385,000 studio in Windsor Terrace at 135 Prospect Park Southwest might be the place for you. It’s a sponsor unit, meaning no board approval is required.

The renovated apartment is a fun fusion of new and old, with charming prewar details such as high ceilings and the original hardwood floors (which look pretty good despite their age) intermingled with modern touches, including shiny, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.

The living space isn’t big, but it has lots of storage space, including one large floor-to-ceiling closet against the back wall, and another just outside the bathroom. There’s a space to the left of the first closet that seems perfect for a bed, while the area to the right of it could be a good fit for a TV area with a couch.

The walls are a neutral beige at the moment—which will excite some and bore others—and a strip of white paint along the crown moldings makes for a nice contrast, helping the ceilings to look taller than they actually are. There's only a single window in the living space proper, which makes it appear somewhat cave-like. But since it’s just off the kitchen, where most of the windows are, it should still get some light.

The kitchen is a decent size, and has an island, a coveted rarity in a studio. There is also a dishwasher, a good amount of cabinet space, Caesarstone countertops, and an attractive, tiled backsplash.

The white, windowed bathroom has another closet, a deep tub, what looks to be white marble with gray veining on the walls and sides of the bathtub, and an off-white tiled floor that doesn’t quite match the rest of the room.

The apartment is in a pet-friendly, prewar building three blocks from the F and G trains at 15th Street and close to a B68 bus stop. The building has a live-in super, a laundry room, storage, and a bike room (the latter of which has a wait list).

Maintenance is just $265 a month. The board permits subletting, but has to approve the candidate first.



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