Imagine a nicely renovated apartment in an elevator building on the Upper East Side. It’s got a custom kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. The bedroom has enough space for real furniture and not one but two closets. Think it sounds beyond your reach? Take a look at our Deal of the Week: 444 E. 87th St. #3A is a Yorkville 1BR with all that and more — for under $500,000.
The Price: $489,000
The median asking price for an apartment on the Upper East Side is $1.7 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at less than a third of the median asking price for the greater neighborhood.
Buyers who put down the minimum 20% down payment of $97,800, buyers can expect to see monthly payments of $2,947. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,733 and a maintenance fee of $1,214.
Why You’ll Love It…
This Yorkville 1BR opens into a proper entry hall, which separates the bedroom — with its two spacious closets — from the main living area. The kitchen is outfitted in custom tile, quartz counters, and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, from high-end brands like Liebherr and Fisher & Paykel. A breakfast bar peninsula is perfect for dining and also makes an ideal work-from-home nook. A triple window brings plenty of sunlight into the living room.
The building is just one block away from Carl Schurz Park, providing fresh air, water views, and dog runs (convenient considering the co-op is pet-friendly!). In addition to the elevator, it also offers central laundry and a live-in super. There’s a lot to love about the neighborhood, too, including the Second Avenue subway, easy access to ferries, and take-out options galore.
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… And Why You Might Not
At 600 square feet, this Yorkville 1BR is certainly not tiny, but it’s not exactly spacious either. It would be a tight squeeze to fit a dining set into the living room. The bathroom also features a wall-mounted sink with no storage underneath, and its tile is a coral-pink that might not be to everyone’s taste. But for a comfortable, affordable space on the Upper East Side — and it’s not even a walkup! — our Deal of the Week is well worth a look. Be sure to check out the video walkthrough on the listing.
Check out the listing at 444 E. 87th St. #3A, listed by Lorraine Iannello of Douglas Elliman.
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