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If you don’t mind living on the top floor of a brownstone, or paying a premium, there’s a lot to like about this Upper West Side one-bedroom duplex, 335 West 87th St., #PH5. It is listed for $999,000, while the area’s median for a one bedroom is $875,000, according to StreetEasy.
But the apartment, which occupies the entire floor, is also relatively spacious at 1,275 square feet, and has large rooms. There's also a working fireplace, and it comes with an upstairs loft area and a shared terrace. The living/dining area, which appears to accommodate a sofa, loveseat as well as a dining set, gets southern light and overlooks the street.
The black walls, cabinets, and appliances give the kitchen a stark, contemporary look, but a red throw rug warms things up, as does a plant atop the refrigerator, which is a Sub-Zero. There’s also a skylight for added sun.
With dimensions exceeding 17-feet by 15-feet, the bedroom provides plenty of room. It’s located in the back of the building and faces north. There are built-ins all around: a counter that can be used as a workstation, bookshelves, drawers, closets, and storage cabinets. There’s also a through-the-wall air conditioner.
The updated bath includes a large shower stall. It also has a skylight.
The upstairs loft, reachable via a spiral staircase, has a sink and three skylights (including one over the stairs), which has made it an ideal space as an artist’s studio for the current seller. It could also be a good-sized office space or guest room, or a place for workouts.
The planted roof deck is located off the loft space, and is shared by the building.
The apartment gets plenty of natural light, and has high ceilings and lightly stained oak floors. There’s a shared washer/dryer as well as storage in the basement. Pets are allowed. Monthly common charges are a reasonable $488; real estate taxes are $788. It’s been on the market for about a week.
Riverside Park is down the block; Central Park is just five blocks away. The 1 train is at the 86th Street station at Broadway.
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