In one of Sunset Park’s Finnish co-operatives, this apartment has a flexible layout, some prewar details and low monthly maintenance. The low maintenance is thanks to the commercial spaces that occupy the ground floor of 705 41st Street, a four-story building kitty-corner to Sunset Park.
The pale brick building wraps around to 7th Avenue and is one of two built at the corner by the Sunset Home Association circa 1919. Both have heavily heavily patterned brick facades and entrances with “Sunset Home Ass.” painted in gold across the transoms.
The unit was last on the market in 2013, and an old listing shows it has had some renovations since then. The update maintained period details like wood floors, moldings and picture rails and added built-ins in the living room and a bit of additional vintage style in the kitchen.
As is typical in buildings of this vintage in Sunset Park, the living and dining rooms are separated via French doors — added back in the reno — that allow for a flexible layout if more bedroom space is needed. The floor plan on this one is perhaps a bit awkward, with the main bedroom reached via the kitchen.
That windowed kitchen has white Shaker-style cabinets, some with bin pulls, along with white subway tile on the walls and butcher-block counters. The listing mentions original cabinets but they aren’t visible in the photos.
A door with a transom leads to the main bedroom, which has two closets, one of them generously sized.
The full bath is on the other side of the kitchen and has white fixtures and white tiles on the walls with a black border. Replacing the existing floor, which appears to be black paint applied over vinyl tiles, would give the bath an easy upgrade.
Amenities in the walk-up building include laundry and free private storage. The maintenance for this unit is a low $269 a month.
Listed with Peter Bracichowicz of Corcoran, it is priced at $540,000. What do you think?
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