west end avenue 1br - upper west side 1brDoes living in a stately prewar building on an iconic Manhattan street sound nice to you? Yeah, us too! Our Deal of the Week, 230 West End Ave. #6B, is a gem on the northern edge of Lincoln Square. This Upper West Side neighborhood has easy access to Central Park, Riverside Park, and many public transportation options. It’s a West End Avenue 1BR with style to spare, and a sweet price to go with it.

The Price: $525,000

The median price for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln Square is $931,250. That puts this West End Avenue 1BR at about $400,000 under the median price for the neighborhood. It’s also about $300,000 less than the 1BR median for the Upper West Side overall, which is $821,950.

Buyers who choose to put down the 25% minimum down payment of $131,250 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,154. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,753 and a maintenance fee of $1,401.

Why You’ll Love It…

New York City closets often leave something to be desired, but not here: This home has two walk-in closets. One is right in the foyer, and the other is so huge — 16 feet long! — that it has doors in the bedroom and also in the hallway opposite the bathroom. The configuration makes it ideal for storing both clothing and linens.

The corner unit’s prewar moldings and chair rails are in pristine shape. Meanwhile, a stunning update has yielded a bright new bathroom with a chic standing shower. And in the kitchen, you’ll find stainless steel appliances, a big island with gleaming countertops, and a large window.

This West End Avenue 1BR is in an elevator building with a full-time doorman, laundry room, and bike room. Gifts and sublets are both permitted. And the prime location means you’re just a couple blocks from Riverside Park and the countless shopping and eating options on Broadway.

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… And Why You Might Not

Of course, not everything can be perfect. The windows let in a good amount of natural light but don’t offer much of a view at all. And the kitchen has a somewhat awkward configuration, with most of it tucked into a shallow alcove and the fridge on the other side of the island, well away from the rest. Regardless, this Lincoln Square 1BR is a great deal in a great location — don’t miss the video walkthrough on the listing.

Check out the listing at 230 West End Ave. #6B, listed by Gerard Smith of Douglas Elliman.

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