Now that working from home has become the norm for so many New Yorkers, apartments are being looked at in a whole new way. Many home-hunters long for a second bedroom — not to sleep in, but to use as an office. Unfortunately, 2-bedrooms in NYC are often unaffordable pipe dreams, with prices well into seven figures. But check out our Deal of the Week: 803 Quincy St. #3R is a Stuyvesant Heights 2BR condo asking a fraction of the neighborhood’s average prices. And wow, that kitchen!
The Price: $599,000
Stuyvesant Heights is a submarket of Bedford-Stuyvesant, where the median asking price is $1.2 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at half the average price for the area!
Buyers who put down the minimum 20% down payment of $119,800 can expect to see monthly payments of $2,721. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,007, common charges of $319, and taxes of $395.
Why You’ll Love It…
We definitely need to talk about this kitchen. When you buy a new-construction apartment, you get all kinds of new features, and that really shows in this 2020 building’s finishes. The U-shaped open kitchen is a chef’s dream, with a plethora of fancy appliances. They include a Blomberg gas range, a French-door Fisher & Paykel fridge, and a paneled-front dishwasher that blends into the sleek cabinetry. There’s even under-cabinet lighting, so you can see the quartz countertops with perfect clarity as you cook.
Our Deal of the Week’s sparkly new features don’t stop in the kitchen, though. There’s a washer/dryer hook-up in a central closet, so you can do laundry at home. The bathroom features Carrara marble and a rainfall shower head. Plus, the oversized windows, tall ceilings, and wide-plank oak flooring make the 750-square-foot space feel even larger than it is. That ought to help with the winter blues.
To round it all out, this Stuyvesant Heights 2BR is situated right on the border of Bushwick, which means a wide variety of buzzy restaurant options right nearby.
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… And Why You Might Not
While this home does have a decent amount of square footage, both bedrooms are on the smaller side. They probably won’t fit much beyond a bed and the basics. In addition, there’s a large closet by the front door that the layout calls a mechanical room, so it’s unclear whether that space is usable for storage. Lastly, this is a walkup building. But this unit is only on the third floor, so if you’re willing to trek up a few stairs, you should be fine.
Check out the listing at 803 Quincy St. #3R, and contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing for more details. (StreetEasy Experts are agents with proven experience in a particular building or area.)
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