$1.8M Pad With Retro Kitchen

6sqftAugust 12, 2016

This two-bedroom apartment comes from the co-op building Gramercy Arms at 102 East 22nd Street. The building boasts a great location, midway between Gramercy Park and Madison Square Park. As for the apartment, it’s got plenty of prewar charm and a cute, retro kitchen to boot. And it’s asking $1.8 million.


Being from a pre-war building, there’s quite a gracious floorplan with large bedrooms and wide hallways. There’s a long and elegant entrance foyer, anchored by two closets, that flows right into the living room and adjoining formal dining room.


Both the living and dining areas have high beamed ceilings and wood floors. The listing suggests that the dining room could be closed off and easily transformed into a third bedroom, which would mean moving a dining table into the living room.


A window connects the kitchen to the dining room, a nice touch if the apartment owner likes hosting dinner parties. We’re pretty smitten with this kitchen and its black-and-white tiled floor and retro-style oven with a four-burner cooktop. It’s not all older details, though: there’s a stainless steel dishwasher and refrigerator, too.


The master bedroom is located on the other side of the kitchen. It’s got lots of closet space and an en-suite bathroom. Also in the apartment is one more bedroom and bathroom.


102 East 22nd Street was constructed in 1928 and then converted to a 92-unit co-op back in 1986. It’s got a few perks, like a bike room, shared laundry room and storage, but what it really has going for it is its park-adjacent location. Sadly, you’re not close enough to Gramercy Park to be offered the key to go inside.