As much as we love the hustle and bustle of New York City, sometimes it’s nice to have a quiet haven — not to mention windows overlooking greenery. Owning an apartment facing Prospect Park checks both boxes. Our Deal of the Week, 16 Prospect Park South West #59, is a 2BR in Windsor Terrace, a little oasis. The unit’s prewar architectural features bring the charm — plus, it’s a sponsored unit, so forget about compiling a complicated board package.
The Price: $699,000
The median asking price for a home in Windsor Terrace was $995,000 this April, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week nearly $300,000 below the median asking price for the neighborhood.
Buyers who meet the 10% minimum down payment of $69,900 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,533. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,717 and a maintenance fee of $816 — not bad by NYC standards.
Why You’ll Love It…
Of course, we’ve got to talk about the main draw: the huge northeast-facing windows peering over Prospect Park! They beautifully complement the 9-foot-tall ceilings, making the unit feel more spacious and airy. The apartment also features charming details like French doors to the bedrooms, mahogany inlaid wood floors, and picture molding. If you’ve ever dreamed of having an old-school chic apartment, this one definitely fits the bill. It’s the perfect mix of cozy and refined.
The apartment opens up into a foyer and hallway with a large coat closet. Down the hall, you’ll find the living and dining area, complete with two windows. The separate, windowed kitchen is right next to it. It includes a dishwasher, which happens to be one of the top ten amenities New Yorkers want. Also, note the microwave and custom cabinetry. There’s also enough free space to add additional storage.
The bathroom, which is at the front of the apartment, has been recently renovated. It features yet another window, plus a tub and shower.
Of course the building’s location is stellar, but there’s more to love! It’s also pet-friendly and has a common laundry room in the basement. In addition to the park being right across the street, there are several nearby transit options. Heads up, cinephiles! The Nitehawk Cinema is a short walk along with the new Ample Hills Creamery. Because the building sits on the border of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, you’ll have your share of the best cafes, restaurants, and bars in each neighborhood.
… And Why You Might Not
The layout of this unit is a little tricky. One of the bedrooms is only accessible via the kitchen or the other bedroom. And only one of the bedrooms has a closet, so unfortunately this apartment is not a true 2-bedroom.
Additionally, the listing does not mention an elevator. Considering the building is four stories high and was built in 1920, it is most likely a walk-up. So expect to get a bit of a workout in exchange for nice views.
To learn more, contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing. (StreetEasy Experts are agents with proven experience in a particular building or area.)