Co-op pick of the week

A one-bedroom prewar with an office with near Prospect Park, for $569,000

The apartment retains some prewar charm and features upgrades. 

Douglas Elliman 

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Want to be near a park and and have some room to spread out? This one-bedroom, one-bath co-op, 221 East 18th St., #6K in Prospect Park South, has a layout commonly referred to as a "junior-four," meaning a dining space that can be used flexibly. In some junior-fours, the dining room is converted into a bedroom. In this apartment, it is being used as a home office space. 

It is asking $569,000 with a maintenance of $867. There are not enough listings in the area to establish a median asking price for a one bedroom, however the median for apartments of all sizes in the neighborhood is $537,000, according to StreetEasy.

Located on the top floor of the elevator building, the apartment retains many period details including parquet floors, arched doorways, and crown moldings. It can also accommodate lots of bookshelves—check out the wall of books in the dining space.

It has a large entry foyer with storage. (And a secure door—that's a lot of locks.)

The living room area is large enough for a dining area. 

The renovated kitchen features new, non-toxic bamboo flooring, quartz counter tops, a dishwasher, and storage space. There's also a breakfast bar and pass-through window. 

The extra room works nicely as an office.

The windowed bathroom has a linen closet and the the floor features porcelain tiles made in Spain.

The bedroom is a nice size and appears to get good light.

The building has a live-in super, common outdoor space, free storage, a bike room, and laundry facilities. 

The building is a 10-minute walk to Prospect Park, and the B and Q trains can be caught three blocks away at Church Avenue. Shopping and dining can be done along Church, and Flatbush avenues, or in nearby Ditmas Park.