Here’s a prewar co-op in Prospect Heights that’s primely located just a half-block from Grand Army Plaza. It’s located at 274 St. Johns Place, in a circa 1913 brick building with 16 units, one of several built along this street at the time christened with vaguely historic sounding names.
This one was known as Kentmere Arms, at least when it was first built, and was featured in an ad from 1913 promoting its local and long-distance telephone service, electric light, and sanitary arrangements. It now sits right next to the controversial Richard Meier On Prospect Park condos.
The apartment itself is a two-bedroom, but the second bedroom has french doors with transom windows opening to the living room. So it’s not extremely private, and it has no closet. In this case, it looks like they’re using the room as an office with a daybed.
The main bedroom also looks to be haunted by the looming windows of the next-door condos. The living room has crown moldings, and the kitchen is laid out with two rows of modern light-wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a stone island countertop opening to a combined living and dining room.
We wrote about another unit in the building back in 2015 with the same set up of windows facing the curtain walls of One Grand Army Plaza, asking if $715,000 was a fair price. We have an answer: it actually sold for $775,000.
This one is asking $795,000 and comes with a monthly fee of $799. It’s listed by Lesley Semmelhack and Amanda McAvena of Corcoran. Is the view an attraction or a liability?
Update: This listing entered contract after only three weeks on the market.