On the top floor of a 1920s walk-up, this co-op offers a chance for some exercise between the stairs to the fourth floor and the proximity to the Parade Ground. Inside the apartment, there is the bonus of in-unit laundry, closets and 1.5 baths.
Located at 68 Stratford Road, a certificate of occupancy dates the building to 1922 and etched above the doorway is its original moniker, “Stratford Court.” The doorway is the most ornate element on the brick building, its broken pediment and Ionic pilasters giving a Colonial Revival-style touch. Patterned brick details — including the soldier brick lintels on the second and third floors and the arched surrounds with stylized keystones on the top floor — are other nods to the popular revival style.
This two-bedroom unit benefits from the low scale of the neighboring buildings, and two exposures bring in some tree and rooftop views. There isn’t a surfeit of period details but there are wood floors and some vintage style in the kitchen.
Two of the five closets in the apartment are at the entry along with the powder room, which holds the washer/dryer. The bedrooms and full bath are at the other end of the apartment with living, dining and kitchen in the middle.
A large built-in with bookshelves and lower cabinets occupies one wall of the living room. A windowed dining area leads to the kitchen, which has been updated with a Smeg range to go along with the minty-painted vintage cabinets and square tile backsplash. A pantry, with the door removed, offers additional storage.
While the apartment has the bonus of 1.5 baths, the access to the full bath might prove awkward for some living arrangements. It is only accessible by going through either one of the two bedrooms.
Building amenities include dedicated storage for each unit and a shared yard with barbecue and play equipment. Maintenance for this unit is $1,060 a month.
The apartment last sold in 2012 for $395,000. Listed with Rebekah Carver of Douglas Elliman it is now priced at $725,000. Worth the ask?
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