fort greene 2BR

Fort Greene is known for being a very family-friendly and diverse neighborhood, with a great location close to Manhattan. The neighborhood offers a slower lifestyle while still being culturally rich and near the hustle and bustle. And, of course, it can get pricey. But there are still steals to be found, like our Deal of the Week: 130 Saint Edward’s St. #11B is a large Fort Greene 2BR with lots of windows — and lots of closet space.

The Price: $715,000

The median price for a 2-bedroom apartment in Fort Greene is $1,400,000, compared to the Brooklyn median of $825,000. Our Deal of the Week is well under the median asking price for both the neighborhood and the borough.

Buyers who choose to pay the minimum 20% down payment of $143,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,763. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,784 and a maintenance fee of $979.

Why You’ll Love It…

Thanks to an expansive wall of windows in the living/dining area, this apartment will always have plenty of natural light. This main area is open and spacious, with built-in shelves that offer lots of space for books and keepsakes and a built-in L-shaped banquette in the dining nook with additional storage underneath. The kitchen is open to the dining area and has recently been renovated, with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and butcher-block countertops.

The home has a foyer entryway with a large walk-in closet, perfect for coats, shoes and more, plus two more hall closets before you even get to the bedrooms. As if that isn’t rare enough when it comes to NYC spaces, here’s another rarity: A second bedroom that’s nearly as big as the main one. Many 2-bedroom apartments fall victim to the “additional room for an office space or nursery,” but this is a true second bedroom, big enough to fit a king-size bed and with its own closet and window.

In addition to being in an elevator building with a full-time doorman, laundry and a live-in super, the location just across the street from Fort Greene Park is hard to beat. There are also plenty of restaurants, entertainment venues, schools and museums nearby, including the Barclays Center and the Alamo Drafthouse, and a plethora of train options to make commuting super-easy.

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… And Why You Might Not

While this apartment has a lot of windows overall, none of them are in the smallish bathroom, which might make it feel a bit closed and stuffy. And the narrow, galley-style kitchen will also be tight quarters for some. But for a low price in a great neighborhood? Save this one to your list.

Check out the listing at 130 Saint Edward’s St. #11B, listed by Joanna Mayfield Marks of Halstead.

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