With a spot just across from the open space of Sunset Park, this early 20th century co-op offers easy access to outdoor space along with an interior with original touches and recent renovations. It’s also located in the Sunset Park North Historic District, one of the four historic districts in the neighborhood designated last summer.
The unit is on the third floor of 4404 6th Avenue, an intricately patterned brick building constructed in 1914 to designs by architectural firm Eisenla and Carlson. The partners also designed the two neighboring buildings on 44th Street, all of tapestry brick. While the building was not originally constructed as a Finnish co-op, it was converted to one after being purchased in 1922 by The Hilltop Association.
While all the rooms in the apartment are arranged off a long hallway, the openings into the main living spaces are generous, lending an open feel, and every room has a window, including the kitchen and bath. The kitchen is located near the entrance along with living and dining while the two bedrooms and bath are at the other end.
Original wood floors stretch through most of the apartment, and the dining room has the addition of a plate rail and moldings. Originally, the panels under the plate rail might have been decorated with tapestries or embossed wallpaper finished to look like leather.
The dining room is open to the living room, which has original French doors leading to the hallway. The listing has the apartment as a three-bedroom, and while the living room could be closed off and converted to a sleeping space, as is it allows for a flexible layout.
The renovated kitchen has a new wood floor, white glass-fronted cabinets, open shelving, white stone counters and white subway tile on the walls. A remnant of the earlier kitchen remains: What looks like an original cold storage box can be found under the window.
The larger of the two bedrooms has windows on two exposures, and both bedrooms have closets. The full bath is between the two and its recent renovation included a dark wood custom vanity, geometric floor tile and white subway tile walls.
The building has a live-in super, laundry room, bike storage and roof access. Maintenance for this unit is $779 a month. The building allows up to 80 percent financing.
When it last sold in 2005, this apartment went for $300,000. It’s now listed for $675,000 by Cornelia Van Amburg and Jessica Hirsch of Compass. Does it sound like a good deal?
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