Kensington Prewar Co-op With Two Bedrooms, Six Closets, Renovated Bath Asks $699K

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On the first floor of a prewar walk-up building, this renovated apartment has some modern touches along with plentiful closets and two bedrooms. At 179 Ocean Parkway in Kensington, it is also just a short stroll from the Parade Ground.

The four-story brick building is one in a stretch of four apartment houses built between 1922 and 1924, all with Colonial Revival touches like swag- or urn-adorned lintels and entrances framed with pilasters or columns and topped with a dentil cornice. Records for two of the buildings, 183 and 201 Ocean Parkway, show they were built by the Olga Realty Co. and designed by Shampan & Shampan. The architecture firm was behind a number of large apartment buildings in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan in the prewar years. It’s likely the same firm designed No. 179.


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This unit has a generous layout that includes a foyer large enough for dining and two almost equally sized bedrooms, both with multiple closets. The dining area doesn’t have a window but every other room does; the unit has three exposures. There are wood floors throughout, and a renovation before it last sold in 2017 included recessed lighting, built-ins in the living room, and updates to the kitchen and bath.

The windowed galley kitchen has lots of storage with light wood Shaker-style cabinetry on either side, along with quartz countertops and a neutral tile floor.

In the bath there is a dark penny tile floor and a bright blue vanity with a vessel sink and brass fixtures.

The building itself faces busy Ocean Parkway but the views in the listing seem to indicate this unit — particularly the bedrooms — does not face the parkway.

Amenities in the building include a laundry room, free bike and stroller storage, and an outdoor courtyard as well as a garden and play area. Maintenance for this unit is low at $700 a month, and it comes with a free storage cage in the building’s basement.

The unit last sold for $685,000. It is now listed with Robin Tygar of Corcoran for $699,000. What do you think?

[Listing: 179 Ocean Parkway, APT 1C | Broker: Corcoran] GMAP

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