The West Village is the stuff of dreams: Who could say no to brownstone-lined streets, cozy coffee shops, and a prime Manhattan location? Unfortunately, this cute, cobblestoned neighborhood is also one of the borough’s most expensive. But don’t let that stop you from dreaming big. Our Deal of the Week, 15 Jones St. #1C, is a West Village 2BR with swoon-worthy details — hello, private garden! — at a lower price than you might think.
The Price: $725,000
The median asking price for an apartment in the West Village is $1.5 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at about half of the average price for the area.
Buyers who put down the minimum 20% down payment of $145,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,728. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,408 and a maintenance fee of $1,320.
Why You’ll Love It…
First off, let’s talk about the garden. Sure, New Yorkers love the concrete jungle, but sometimes you need a little bit of nature. Private outdoor space is a much-coveted rarity in Manhattan, and this garden makes the most of it with luscious greenery, and even a koi pond. There’s plenty of room for a seating area, too, for reading or working from home on sunny days. (Imagine your coworkers’ jealousy!)
Inside, this West Village 2BR has a unique duplex layout that offers tons of flexibility. Upstairs you’ll find the main living space, including the kitchen and a half-bath. The living room is outfitted in exposed brick, which makes the place feel effortlessly chic and welcoming, especially when paired with the hardwood floors. You don’t have to be an interior designer to make this space look good. The lower level includes the main bedroom, which exits out to the garden, plus a full bath and a flex second bedroom.
You won’t have to venture far away for conveniences, since this elevator building has its own laundry room and offers additional storage space. But when you do venture out, you’ll have lots of options within walking distance, from the Big Gay Ice Cream shop to Washington Square Park. It doesn’t get much better than that.
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… And Why You Might Not
If you’re looking for a space with two true bedrooms, like for sharing with a roommate or family member, this isn’t it. The second “bedroom” in this West Village 2BR contains both the stairs and the apartment’s only full bathroom — definitely not things you want to give up access to if your roomie is asleep. But it would make a perfect den or home office, or even a pretty fabulous dressing area. In addition, the half bathroom upstairs is tiny, with no storage. It’s great to have, but that full bath downstairs is really necessary.