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Two bedrooms and prewar details make this $425K Washington Heights listing our Deal of the Week.

Washington Heights is becoming increasingly popular, and there’s plenty of reasons why: the Manhattan location at a slightly lower price tag, for starters, plus parks, great restaurants and gorgeous water views…must we go on? Our Deal of the Week, 478 W. 158th St. #32, is a Washington Heights 2BR located in the heart of the Heights that offers impressive value for the price, with a showpiece kitchen, lots of light and prewar accents.

The Price: $425,000

The median asking price for a 2-bedroom apartment in Washington Heights is $648,500, compared to the median price for all of Manhattan, which is a much higher $1,850,000. This puts our Deal of the Week at about $220,000 under the median asking price for the neighborhood, and well below the median for the borough.

Buyers who pay the 20 percent minimum down payment of $85,000 can expect to see monthly payments of about $2,703. That includes a mortgage payment of $1,699 and a maintenance fee of $1,004.

Why You’ll Love It…

Down a hallway from the entrance, the living room features an open doorway into the kitchen, with enough space for a seating area and a small dining set. Gorgeous French doors open into the first bedroom, which is staged in the photos as a den or entertainment room. The second bedroom has an oversized window and is accessible to the living room via another glass-paneled door, which allows even more light to flow through.

The sleek, modern kitchen is a standout, outfitted in white subway tile and gray cabinetry with a large window, butcher-block counters and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. Subway tile makes another appearance in the recently updated, windowed bathroom.

Located in a pet-friendly prewar co-op, this apartment has access to a common laundry room, a bike room and additional storage. Parents buying and pied-à-terres are both permitted.

Within walking distance from the A, B, C, and 1 trains, the apartment has plenty of transportation options. Highbridge Park is also just down the street, offering easy access to green space.

… And Why You Might Not

While there is ample kitchen storage, there are seemingly no closets in this apartment, so you’ll likely need large furniture pieces for storing clothing. Additionally, it’s on the third floor of a walk-up building, and the $1,004 maintenance is not easily ignorable. But for two bedrooms and real style in a Manhattan location, for under $500K, this home is definitely worth taking a look at.

Check out the listing at 478 W. 158th St. #32, listed by Jane Calvin of Compass.