Your eyes do not deceive you. This actually is a true three-bedroom, two bath co-op for less than $1,000,000 in the leafy, Brooklyn neighborhood of Ditmas Park. 1160 Ocean Avenue #2G is listed for $849,000, and this rare gem of an apartment has the perfect mix of pre-war charm, space, updates, and style. You can even bring your pet!

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The Price: $849,000

Ditmas Park is known for its grand Victorian houses with sprawling, lush lawns, and those homes frequently fetch millions. In fact, the median asking price in the neighborhood is $999,999. With an asking price well below that median, this co-op provides plenty of space to spread out, while also allowing you to enjoy the pastoral calm of the area without having to maintain a more than a century-old building. (In other words: all of the perks, none of the hassle.)

The minimum 20% down payment comes to $169,800. For a 30-year mortgage, you’ll pay $3,650 per month plus $1,016 in maintenance for a total of $4,666.

What’s To Love

Space and light abound in this smartly designed, gorgeous, move-in ready apartment. Cross the threshold and the entryway leads to a generous foyer, bigger than many New Yorkers’ bedrooms. The large living room and proper dining room are open and bright, enjoying lots of natural light thanks to eastern exposure.

Just off the dining room is the updated, windowed kitchen, featuring all new stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter and cabinet space. A matte black penny tile backsplash adds a touch of understated style. You won’t find a small bedroom in this apartment. The primary is especially grand, thanks to a modern and deluxe windowed en-suite bath featuring white penny tile and a walk-in closet. Clutter won’t be an issue: there are five additional closets for storage.

The other two bedrooms make this apartment a perfect place for a family, or you could create your own idyllic work from home space, media room, study, etc. Another bathroom featuring black and white tile floor and a shower cuts down on competition in the mornings.

Even small details have been updated throughout. In addition to all new appliances, the apartment features new doorknobs, light fixtures, floor molding, and automatic window treatments in the bedrooms and office.

Life is convenient here. The co-op has a live-in super, a central laundry room, communal storage, and even a parking garage in the building for the cost of $150/month. Beyond the tree-lined streets of Ditmas Park, the apartment is also close to the charming strip of restaurants and retail on Cortelyou Road, as well as Target and other big box stores at Brooklyn Junction. Need even more nature? Prospect Park is nearby.

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The Good and Bad

There’s not a lot to quibble with here, but if you need to be minutes from Manhattan, Ditmas Park is probably not the neighborhood for you. It’s served by the B, Q, 2, and 5 trains, but it’s not a 20-minute ride.

The primary bedroom features some bold wallpaper some may not care for, but that’s a relatively easy fix.

Check out the listing at 1160 Ocean Avenue #2G listed by Michael Kahler of Douglas Elliman.