crown heights 1br

Crown Heights is on the rise, and for good reasons. This neighborhood is close to Prospect Park, offers several transportation options, and exudes that quintessential brownstone-Brooklyn charm. Our Deal of the Week proves that you can still find a bargain here, too: 1090 Carroll St. #2F is a Crown Heights 1BR just a couple blocks away from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, with great vintage charm and a knockout kitchen. Be sure to check out the video walkthroughs on the listing.

The Price: $595,000

Buyers who put down the 10% minimum down payment of $59,500 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,215. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,541, common charges of $279, and monthly taxes of $395. For comparison, the median monthly rent for a 1-bedroom in Crown Heights is $2,225.

The median sale price for a 1-bedroom apartment in Crown Heights is $657,500, meaning that our Deal of the Week is about $60,000 below the average asking price for the nabe.

Why You’ll Love It…

Not one, not two, but three holy grails of NYC apartment-hunting can be found just in the entryway of this apartment. Before you even get past the foyer, you’ll find a large coat closet, a powder room for guests, and an in-unit washer/dryer nestled in its own linen-closet nook. Wow!

Once you get inside, cooks will be thrilled by the kitchen’s gleaming remodel, with abundant cabinet and counter space, high-end finishes and appliances, and a dishwasher. The living room beyond has three big barrel-front windows, creating the perfect area for a seating nook. And the spacious bedroom boasts two closets and a full ensuite bath. There’s even a shared roof deck for a breath of fresh air without leaving home.

And consider this Crown Heights 1BR’s location: just a few blocks away from the eastern border of Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It’s on a quiet, tree-lined street filled with brownstones of all shapes and sizes, with shopping and restaurants a quick walk away on Bedford and Nostrand avenues. The 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains are also all nearby.

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… And Why You Might Not

Brownstones are certainly charming, but they usually lack an elevator, and this one is no exception. Though this unit is just one flight up, it’s still not ideal if accessibility is an issue. And while the three barrel-front windows in the living room are fantastic, the one just outside the kitchen looks out onto nothing but a brick wall. Still, the amenity level is high and the relative price for the neighborhood is low. Worth a look for sure!

Check out the listing at 1090 Carroll St. #2F, listed by Rebekah Carver of Douglas Elliman.

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