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Prefer bold over basic? An UES studio in black, white, and taxi cab yellow, for $335,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
November 19, 2018 - 12:00PM

Either it speaks to you, or it doesn't. 

Douglas Elliman 

When selling an apartment, most of the time it's recommended you stage a neutral environment where potential buyers can see themselves living. But sometimes, a design is so thoroughly committed to that you have to go the, "you'll either love it or hate it" route. We'd say 203 East 89th St., #3B, falls solidly into the latter category. 

Listed for $335,000, the 390-square-foot Yorkville studio features a striking palette in black, white, and taxi cab yellow with baroque touches. The listing describes it as "eclectic and charming." For a study in contrasts, check out this apartment for sale, which appears to be on the same floor.

The apartment overlooked a tree-lined street and has a southern exposure. 


An elevated platform separates the bedroom area, which has custom built-in bedside tables, a headboard, and storage. 


The kitchen has a stainless steel refrigerator and an over-the-range hood, as well as granite countertops, a matching breakfast bar, and built-in pantry. 


The bathroom, described as "newly-enhanced" has stainless steel finishes and a dramatic light fixture. 


Additional features of the studio include hardwood floors throughout and large closets. 


The building has laundry facilities, storage and space for bikes, and is close to several subway lines: the 4, 5, 6 and Q trains are all about three blocks away; as well as shopping, dining, and entertainment. 


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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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