Co-op of the Day: 400 East 17th Street, #507


This new co-op listing at 400 East 17th Street in Ditmas Park looks like a nice starter apartment for a young family. The 900-square-foot two-bedroom was probably a one-bedroom at some point, but the annexed eating area has a window and is plenty big enough for a small child. The apartment is in very good shape and is nicely appointed, so for a price of $345,000 and a monthly maintenance of $762, this looks like a pretty solid option.
400 East 17th Street, #507 [Brooklyn Hearth] GMAP P*Shark

16 Comment

  • The bedroom off the kitchen and living room is not a bedroom, it is the dining room where the table and 4 chairs belong.
    Dont let it fool you.

  • Are you really going to continue using the phrase “starter apartment” despite how many times we tell you it’s offensive and condescending??? If a couple without children lived here, or one individual, in what way would this be a “starter apartment”?

    • I agree. This to me would be a finishing apartment also, as some people when they get older down size thus being easier to maintain.

      so yeah, I agree, it is offensive.

      not everyone wants to live in a 6 story brownstone

    • I agree, since this is the type of place my girlfriend and I would consider buying, and we are not really *just* starting out right out of college–the term makes me feel like I’m behind, both developmentally and career-wise and should be able to afford that park-block limestone. What do they think of renting? Something that only the pre-pubescent should do?

  • “probably a one-bedroom at some point”

    You think? Probably? Because I would say it still is a one bedroom.

  • Went to the open house last weekend. Very small. Biggest complaint is the “second bedroom”. Almost too small for a crib, pocket doors. Not a great baby room.

  • Went to the open house last weekend. Very small. Biggest complaint is the “second bedroom”. Almost too small for a crib, pocket doors. Not a great baby room.

  • I have seen apartments in that building (although not this one), and the second bedrooms are very, very small. Only suitable for a small crib and not really great for an older child/kid — so it doesn’t really grow with the family, even if you only plan to have one kid. Price-wise, it seems somewhat marked up to me — maybe for all the bird appliques? I think you can find a larger two-bedroom in the neighborhood at the same price point.

  • the reason the second bedroom is so small is because IT ISN’T A BEDROOM.

    It is a dining room, for a table and chairs.

    Who would design an apartment with a child’s room right next to the kitchen and living room?

    Maybe for a young person that is not up on floor plans, or has been in many apartments, but an old timer like me knows these types of buildings and these types of floor plans, as do most of you here.

    This is a dining room.

  • Not liking the kitchen or that bathroom sink. Also, what’s the point of living in Ditmas if you don’t get to live on a named block?

  • Not liking the kitchen or that bathroom sink. Also, what’s the point of living in Ditmas if you don’t get to live on a named block?

  • If not in Ditmas, 345 or thereabouts in Kensington can get a real 2 bedroom apartment. 227 Ocean Parkway 5M did a beautiful renovation, a real 2bedroom asking 355 with similar maintenance. How can this be worth approximately the same even with location is beyond me

  • Well, with some building layouts, the dining room in a junior 4 makes a perfectly good second bedroom. My apartment is a converted junior 4 and my son’s bedroom, a former dining room, is a decent size, although admittedly not huge (about 10X12). It can work — but I think it’s tough to make work with a room this size.

  • Oh god, I hate the bathroom sink.