It’s not every day a listing like 609 Columbus Ave. #8I comes around. Not only is this Upper West Side gem located just one block from Central Park, but it’s also a duplex with 15-foot ceilings! With so much space and those giant windows, you may never want to leave. Note that this Deal of the Week does have income limits. Here’s everything you need to know about this stellar listing.

Price $550,000
Space 1 bed, 1 bath
Neighborhood Upper West Side
Borough Manhattan

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The Price: $550,000

The median asking price for a home on the Upper West Side was $1.8 million this January, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That means our Deal of the Week is priced at under a third of the median asking price for the neighborhood!

This home does have HDFC rules: income limits are $154,110 for a 1-person household and $176,220 for a 2-person household. Up to 90% financing is permitted. With a 10% down payment of $55,000, buyers can expect monthly payments of $4,015. This includes a mortgage payment of $3,327 and a maintenance fee of $688.

Why You’ll Love It…

Enter this unit through the galley-style kitchen, which has ample cabinetry and lots of counter space, perfect for all your small appliances (air fryer, pressure cooker, slow cooker… we could go on). There are also full-size appliances, including a dishwasher! Past the kitchen, you’ll find the living area with its 15-foot ceilings and giant east-facing windows. Shelves and cabinetry have been built-in underneath the window and beside the staircase for maximum storage. The shelves are also a great place to show off some books, plants, and knickknacks.

Up the stairs are the king-size bedroom and en-suite bath. The bedroom is currently being used as a home office, proving it has more than enough space to be multi-functional. Two closets on either side of the bathroom door offer lots of storage space. In the bathroom, you have a soaking tub and shower combo, a large medicine cabinet, and a vanity with more storage. The bedroom also has one more window that faces north.

This unit is located in the Turin House, a 1970s building with bike storage, a parking garage, two elevators, a package room, and common laundry. Pets are also permitted. Currently, the building is undergoing renovations to make it even more modern. The building also has a great location just one block from Central Park. A stroll around the reservoir is definitely in your future. Nearby businesses on Columbus Avenue include Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Milk Bar, and Good Enough to Eat. The B, C, and 1 trains also stop nearby for easy commutes up and downtown.

…And Why You Might Not

Of course, those who earn above the income limits won’t be able to purchase this apartment. It also has some quirks, including mismatched cabinetry in the kitchen. The bedroom also has carpet instead of the parquet hardwood floors found throughout the rest of the unit. Plus, the only closets in the unit are located in the bedroom. However, at this cost, it’s easy to imagine getting past those hiccups or doing a little renovation to make this place your perfect abode.

Check out the listing at 609 Columbus Ave. #8I, listed by Brandon Trentham of Compass.