On the top floor of a 1920s Finnish co-operative, this two-bedroom offers a bit of prewar style along with a renovated kitchen and a location just a block away from the open space of Sunset Park. The building, 4012 7th Avenue, also boasts a common roof deck for more fresh air and views.
Built by the Sunset Court Association in 1925, the four-story, pale brick building has some classical touches on an otherwise minimalist exterior. The entry to the central courtyard is marked by an archway framed by pilasters and topped with a dentil cornice. Above it, the open bay has a pediment adorned with the building address.
This unit has an efficient layout: a central hallway with two bedrooms on one side and kitchen, formal dining room and living room on the other. The full bath is at the end of the hallway. As is typical in buildings of this vintage in Sunset Park, the living and dining rooms are separated via French doors allowing for a flexible layout if more bedroom space is needed. Period details throughout the unit include wood floors, moldings and picture rails.
A renovation partially opened up the kitchen to the dining room and added a counter with room for bar seating. The windowed kitchen has a tin ceiling, sage green cabinets, white counters and a striking landscape wallpaper backsplash that echoes the color of the cabinets and the peachy tone of the dining room walls. Along one wall in the kitchen is an original built-in dish cupboard.
One bedroom has an angled wall allowing for two exposures while the other has a wall adorned with Sandberg’s leafy Raphael wallpaper. Both have a closet, and there are four in the apartment.
The bath has all white fixtures and tiles, including subway tiles on the walls and penny tiles on the floor. An all-in-one washer/dryer is in the corner.
In addition to the roof deck, the building has a live-in super, bike storage, laundry room and stroller parking in the lobby. Maintenance for this unit is $959 per month and includes a storage bin.
The apartment last sold in 2010 for $268,000. Now, post renovation, it is listed with Cindy Fazio and Lisa Garcia of Compass for $664,000. What do you think?
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