Sunset Park is a well-loved Brooklyn neighborhood for those who don’t mind a bit of distance from Manhattan. If you’re working from home and don’t need to be too close to the hustle and bustle, it’s a perfect area to check out. Our Deal of the Week, 574 44th St. #3A, is one of the neighborhood’s great finds. This bright, brilliantly renovated Sunset Park 2BR combines prewar character with modern conveniences for a fantastic price. 

The Price: $595,000

The median asking price for a home in Sunset Park is $1.1 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at about half the median asking price for the nabe.

Buyers who choose to put down the 20% minimum down payment of $119,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $2,543. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,069 and a remarkably low maintenance fee of $474.

Why You’ll Love It…

First, let’s talk about location. This Sunset Park 2BR is set in a gorgeous prewar building directly across from the neighborhood’s namesake park. So green space and great views are just steps away. (Not to mention an Olympic-size pool!). The building offers a laundry room and bike storage, plus one highly unusual amenity: a little plot of land to plant your own vegetable garden. New year, new you!

On the inside, our Deal of the Week is 760 square feet of old-school charm. You’ll find bright, oversized windows and original details like moldings, inlaid oak hardwoods, and French doors. But you’ll also find tastefully modernized finishes in the kitchen and the bathroom. Both are decked out in clean white subway tile. The windowed kitchen is a dream for any home chef, with a farmhouse sink, granite counters, and a stainless steel dishwasher. 

Finally, there’s lots of storage space in this apartment! The kitchen’s got abundant cabinets, and there are two hallway closets plus a big double-door closet in the main bedroom.

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… And Why You Might Not

Unfortunately, this Sunset Park 2BR is a walkup — but it’s only on the third floor. More importantly, while the listing calls this a 2-bedroom, technically it’s not. The dining room and living room are separate, and it would be easy to make one of them into a second bedroom. But it would require some minor renovations. On the bright side, it would be even easier to configure one of these spaces into something in hot demand these days: a home office.

Check out the listing at 574 44th St. #3A, and contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing for more details. (StreetEasy Experts are agents with proven experience in a particular building or area.)