When you see a four-bedroom listed for $699K in New York City you probably think something is amiss. Either the bedroom count is flat out wrong or the listing agent is touting a laundry room as a third bedroom or proposing a minor floor plan adjustment that requires hiring a general contractor. Nine times out of ten, your heightened levels of skepticism are fully warranted and you would be right to assume the four-bedroom listed for $699K is not what it says it is.
Here, however, is a $699K four-bedroom that is just what it seems. The apartment, located at 2022 Beverley Road in Ditmas Park, offers four full bedrooms, each with a legit window and a real closet. All bedrooms are generously and evenly sized. But seriously, what’s the catch? Ditmas Park is a nice neighborhood, the bedrooms are real and the apartment measures 1,500-square feet. What is the deal here? Let’s do a rundown of the pros and cons.
- Hello!! The price. $699K for a four-bedroom? It doesn’t get old.
- The size. The co-op offers 1,500 square feet and takes one half of the building’s top floor.
- Lots of light and windows. The apartment has 12 windows on all sides of the unit. Since it’s a top-floor unit, it gets lots of sun and unobstructed views.
- In-unit dishwasher and washer-dryer.
- Hardwood floors throughout.
- The living area is large with a separate dining room and living room. Plus a breakfast bar.
- There is extra storage and a bike room in the basement.
- The B/Q train is five blocks away at Beverley Road.
- Ditmas Park is great neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants.
- The fixtures and appliances are old. See the ceiling fan above dining room.
- There is no central air conditioning.
- Apartment features exposed radiators instead of vented heating.
- There is only ONE (1) bathroom. EEK!
- The single bathroom is very outdated.
- The apartment is a fourth-floor walk-up.
- Maintenance is $960/month, which is high given lack of building services.
- The apartment is on the edge of Ditmas Park in between the busy and commercial strips of Ocean Parkway and Flatbush Avenue. As such, don’t expect a beautiful tree-lined block or to be surrounded by large lawns and Victorian homes.
- There are not many trees on the block.
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