Co-op pick of the week

A Lenox Hill prewar built for artists with nine-foot casement windows, for $975,000

The one-bedroom apartment is distinct and well-priced, but the $2,734 monthly maintenance is not cheap.

Douglas Elliman

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If you're not the minimalist, modern condo type, and you adore lots of light and high ceilings and want a full-service building, 170 East 78th St., #2F, might be for you. The one bedroom, one and a half bath is located in a prewar co-op on the Upper East Side in Lenox Hill and listed for $975,000, curiously, $20,000 less than it sold for in 2013. 

The building, known as The Morgan Studios, was built in 1927 as artist studios, and converted to a co-op in 1989. Amenities include a full-time doorman, live-in resident manager, and a porter. Residents do pay a lot for all that service: Maintenance is a hefty $2,734. 

The show-stopper of the apartment is the oversized living room/dining room, with a double-height, beamed ceiling and two sets of nine-foot casement windows with southern exposure. 

The space also has a wood-burning fireplace and a custom mantel. 

The windowed kitchen was recently renovated, and has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. 

The full bath is done in a maximalist style, with differing tile choices in varying patterns. 

The bedroom currently has a twin daybed, but could accommodate a larger bed. 

Additional amenities include a washer/dryer in the apartment, a pet-friendly policy, and private storage for a small fee. Pieds-à-terre are permitted, as is 50 percent financing. 

The co-op is one block from the 77th Street stop (at Lexington Avenue) on the 6 line, and seven blocks from the M, Q, and R trains at 72nd and Second Avenue. Central Park is a short stroll, Lenox Hill Hospital is nearby, as is the Met Breuer.