Living in the West Village sounds like a fairytale, from the quiet cobblestone streets to the brick and brownstone townhouses. But unfortunately, the prices can be the opposite of a fairytale. So when a good deal comes up in this picturesque nabe tucked between Greenwich Village and the Hudson River, it’s important to take note. Our Deal of the Week, 20 Jane St. #2C, is a West Village studio complete with a separate, impressive kitchen and lots of built-in storage space.

Price $515,000
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood West Village
Borough Manhattan

The Price: $515,000

The median asking price for a home in the West Village was a whopping $2.1 million this June, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That means our Deal of the Week is priced at about a quarter of the median asking price for the neighborhood!

Buyers who opt for the 20% minimum down payment of $103,000 and a 30-year mortgage can expect monthly payments of $3,465. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,766 and a maintenance fee of $699 — which isn’t bad at all by NYC co-op standards!

Why You’ll Love It…

Upon walking into 20 Jane St. #2C, you’ll be greeted by the main living area, drenched in light from the two south-facing windows. But the windows are hardly the room’s main feature — there’s also a ton of built-in storage along one of the long walls, including three closets, drawers, and a TV nook. There’s even a handcrafted desk with more floating shelves above it, so no worries about squeezing in a work-from-home setup.

Through a gorgeous Art Deco arch, you’ll find the separate kitchen, which — like the rest of the apartment — has been thoughtfully renovated. It has a full suite of stainless steel appliances, including a fridge, range, mounted microwave, and dishwasher! A breakfast bar provides the perfect spot to eat.

There’s already a ton of closets in the main living area, but you’ll find yet another in the bathroom, which also features a medicine cabinet, vanity, and tub/shower combo. This is the only room without the unit’s beautiful refinished hardwood floors; you’ll find glossy white tile floors here instead.

This unit is located in an 1800s brick building that allows for pied-à-terres, co-purchasing, gifting, and pets. Subletting is also permitted after two years with board approval. The F, M, 1, 2, 3, L, A, C, E, and PATH trains are all within a few blocks, making transportation simple. Plus, the building is surrounded by great restaurants like Coppelia and Corner Bistro, parks including Jackson Square and St. Vincent’s Triangle, and ample places to shop.

…And Why You Might Not

There doesn’t seem to be an elevator in this building, but the unit is thankfully on the second floor, so there should only be one flight of stairs to climb. The unit and the building also don’t have laundry, so you’ll have to venture outside to get it done, which is an inconvenience to consider.

But for the location and price, this one is certainly worth bookmarking!

Check out 20 Jane St. #2C, listed by Esther Patten of Compass.

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