It’s hard to find a NYC apartment that checks all the boxes: great location, updated kitchen, nice overall aesthetics. But it’s definitely not impossible! Take, for instance, this uptown beauty. Our Deal of the Week, 779 Riverside Drive #C41, is a Washington Heights 2BR with a perfect work-from-home spot and lots of classic prewar charm. And if that’s not enough to convince you, there’s also in-unit laundry.
The Price: $660,000
Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $132,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,166. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,286, common charges of $616, and monthly taxes of $264.
The median asking price for a condo in Washington Heights is $657,000, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week right on target for the area. But with the features this Washington Heights 2BR has, it certainly stands out from the rest.
Why You’ll Love It…
If you’re looking for prewar looks with modern convenience, our Deal of the Week has you covered. A long wall of exposed brick in the open living area provides a great backdrop, highlighting the classic crown molding and crisp white trim. Meanwhile, the updated kitchen will make you want to become a chef. With stainless steel appliances and a huge slab of granite countertop, who wouldn’t be tempted?
The spacious main bedroom in this Washington Heights 2BR has plenty of room for furniture, plus two windows and a big closet. And the second bedroom, which is quite a bit smaller, is smartly staged as a home office on the listing. What a perfect place to work from home! Plus, it’s far enough away from the main bedroom that getting back in bed after your Zoom meetings won’t be quite as tempting. A Bosch washer and dryer are stacked in their own closet right outside the windowed bathroom.
Finally, this tranquil neighborhood has lots of transportation and outdoor options nearby. Riverside Park, Fort Washington Park, and High Bridge Park are all a short walk away. The elevator building is set back from the street, offering a cool landscaped walkway and a respite from traffic noise.
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… And Why You Might Not
The living area in this Washington Heights 2BR is fairly narrow. It might be tough to fit much furniture — luckily, the breakfast bar eliminates the need for a dining set. And the window in the second bedroom seems to face an airshaft, so it probably doesn’t allow for too much natural light.
Check out the listing at 779 Riverside Drive #C41, 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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