Adorable is a word best reserved for babies and puppies, but this thoroughly charming pre-war Chelsea duplex may be the exception.
Sunny, with a rustic-chic kind of vibe, the cozy co-op apartment at 325 West 21st Street boasts two bedrooms, two working fireplaces, a spiral staircase, built-ins galore, and vast expanses of exposed white brick. The loft-like lower floor houses the living room, dining room, and an ambient, French-feeling kitchen, which the listing promises captures the “feel of a country cottage in the woods or by the sea,” except that the appliances are modern and include a dishwasher.
The two bedrooms—the smaller of which is currently configured as an office—are up the spiral staircase on the second floor, as is a “vintage” bathroom (not pictured), and a laundry room with a washer and dryer (also not pictured). Above is a private roof terrace, which spans the entire footprint of the apartment and appears prime for entertaining.
Of course, such character comes at a price. The place is currently listed for $1.275 million, with maintenance coming in at a not-insignificant $1,768 per month. Sublets, pied-a-terres, co-purchasers, and cats are all allowed; dogs, however, are sadly verboten.