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Three of a Kind: Superb Studios

Featured Properties // Jun 06, 2012

Though sometimes lost in the shuffle of more glamorous abodes, the studio apartment is authentically New York. These apartments are always in demand as starter homes and pieds-a-terre, and allow buyers to plant their flags in great neighborhoods without breaking the bank. Studio apartments make the New York housing stock even more vibrant, and here are three of our favorites on the market right now.


Where: 1280 Fifth Avenue, 8-E
Asking: $695,000
Listed by: CORE

One Museum Mile is Fifth Avenue’s newest masterpiece, and it’s hard to imagine a more ideal location: on Central Park, surrounded by the best cultural institutions in the city. Studios apartments on Fifth Avenue are somewhat rare, and this unit is bigger than most studios in new-construction condominiums. The finishes are top-of-the-line, and all buyers in the building enjoy the same perks, including 24-hour doorman/concierge, gym, children’s play room, teen game room, roof deck, and outdoor swimming pool.


Where: 253 West 16th Street, 6E
Asking: $450,000
Listed by: Lawrence V. Treglia

The arrival of the High Line made Chelsea’s real estate values surge, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find a deal. An example is this charming studio apartment on the top floor of an elevator pre-war building, priced under $500,000, and featuring a quiet southern exposure and a floor-to-ceiling window treatment that carves out a private sleeping space within the studio. Our favorite part? Those windows, which create a bright and beautiful space.


Where: 405 East 63rd Street, 8A
Asking: $350,000
Listed by: Lawrence V. Treglia

This Upper East Side jewel in a full-service co-op building is like a “super-studio,” offering perks not normally found in typical studio apartments, including an entry foyer with a large closet, an ample windowed kitchen, and a complete renovation with tasteful finishes. The Upper East Side is one of New York’s most peaceful and desirable neighborhoods, and this studio provides access to it all: idyllic streets, parks, shopping, public transportation and more.