Picture it: a home in a barrel-fronted limestone building just seconds away from Prospect Park. You’re surrounded by culture, stellar restaurants, and tree-lined streets. Sound too good to be true? Nope, it’s our Deal of the Week! This Crown Heights 1BR at 213 Eastern Parkway #11 is directly across the street from the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. And if you like the location, wait until you see what’s inside.

The Price: $500,000

The median asking price for a home in Crown Heights is $996,500, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at about half the neighborhood’s average price.

Buyers who put down the 10% minimum down payment of $50,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $2,688. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,871 and a maintenance fee of $817.

Why You’ll Love It…

This Crown Heights 1BR greets you with a long entry hall and oak floors that keep the place feeling bright and open. Also helpful on that front? The north- and west-facing windows, which ensure light throughout the day. There are five total windows, with three in the open living/dining/kitchen area and one each in the bedroom and bathroom.

On the far end of the apartment, the main living space has plenty of room to entertain and relax. The kitchen is bright and bold, with butcher-block countertops, white subway tile, and a dishwasher. In addition, it features miles of open shelving that matches the butcher block. This provides a modern touch, as well as a perfect opportunity to show off plants, knicknacks, and fancy dishware. The modern touches continue in the bathroom, which features black-and-white tile and brass fixtures. There’s a closet just outside it, plus two more closets in the spacious bedroom.

Finally, our Deal of the Week is brilliantly located right near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, and Grand Army Plaza. There are lots of great restaurants nearby, and a ton of transportation options, too. To top it all off, the building is pet-friendly and has common laundry.

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… And Why You Might Not

As mentioned, this Crown Heights 1BR enters to a very long, narrow hallway, which might be a bit awkward. And, oddly enough, it’s hard to tell whether there’s a refrigerator in the kitchen. It’s not marked on the floor plan, but there could be a counter-height fridge hidden in one of the cabinets. If there’s not, be prepared to buy one — and find a spot for it.

To learn more, check out the listing at 213 Eastern Parkway #11, in Crown Heights.

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