French doors, parquet floors, original moldings: These are just a few of the things we love about our Deal of the Week. It’s in charming Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and this Sunset Park 2BR, 546 40th St. #H, sure has the prewar charm to match. The area, just south of Green-Wood Cemetery, has slightly lower prices than its northern neighbors. And who needs Prospect Park when you can look out over Manhattan from the neighborhood’s legendary namesake park just a block away? (It even has a pool!)
The Price: $625,000
The median asking price for a home in Sunset Park is $891,500, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at more than $250,000 below average for the neighborhood.
Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $125,00 can expect to see monthly payments of $2,718. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,108 and a maintenance fee of $610 — very low by NYC standards.
Why You’ll Love It…
Let’s talk about our Deal of the Week’s prewar details, shall we? The building dates back to 1920 and has retained lots of its original decorative touches. You’ll love the picture frame molding, arched doorways, and inlaid parquet floors. And check out that vintage clawfoot tub in the bathroom!
Don’t worry about this Sunset Park 2BR being outdated, though. The kitchen is fully renovated, with quartz countertops and tons of cabinet space. More importantly, the stainless steel appliances include a dishwasher. There’s also a huge window and enough room for an eat-in breakfast nook.
The main bedroom is set behind an archway with gorgeous French doors. It can easily fit a king-sized bed, and its huge windows show off the tree-lined side street. The second bedroom boasts an extremely large walk-in closet. It’s more than big enough be converted into a home office or gym — there’s even a window.
Finally, while this unit is in a walk-up building, it’s only one flight up. The building is also just one block away from Sunset Park itself, with lots of green space and sports facilities. To top it all off, this co-op is pet-friendly and has common laundry in the basement. And the shared garden out back is lovely.
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… And Why You Might Not
The layout of the second bedroom in this Sunset Park 2BR is… unique. It’s huge overall, but the closet is the same size as the bedroom itself! Helpfully, the listing provides a floor plan for a suggested renovation that would provide a more logical layout with a fairly minimal amount of work.