Finnish Co-op Opposite Sunset Park With Wood Floors, Renovated Kitchen Asks $595K

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This nicely proportioned one-bedroom across the street from Sunset Park has some prewar touches and a renovated kitchen and bath. Its location at 574 44th Street puts it in the Sunset Park North Historic District, one of the four historic districts in the neighborhood designated in 2019.

The apartment is on the third floor of the walk-up building, which boasts an intricately patterned brick facade and was constructed in 1914 to designs by architectural firm Eisenla and Carlson. The partners also designed three neighboring buildings, 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 Pleasant View Association.

This unit doesn’t appear to have a park view, but what it does have is a nice stretch of windows across the living and dining rooms. The rooms, which have a generously sized opening in between them, also boast wood floors with inlaid borders, crown molding and painted window trim.

Doors separate both rooms from the hallway that runs through the unit; they are glass-paned French doors in the living room. If a formal dining room is not needed, the smaller of the two rooms could be set up as a home office, or either could be converted to a second bedroom by closing off the large opening between them.


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Off the hall is the windowed kitchen, which has been renovated with white tile floors, cabinets and subway tile along with granite countertops and an apron front sink. The listing photos also show a glimpse of an original built-in dish cupboard.

The bedroom, which is near the entry along with the full bath, has wood floors, an angled wall with a window and one of the three closets in the apartment. The renovated bathroom has white fixtures and walls covered in white subway tile.

The building has a live-in super, laundry and bike storage. Maintenance for this unit is a reasonable $474 a month and includes a private storage area.

When the unit was last on the market, in 2013, Brownstoner featured it as a Co-op of the Day. Not yet renovated, and with columns separating the living and dining rooms, it sold for $325,000 that same year. Now it is asking $595,000 and Joanna Mayfield Marks of Halstead has the listing. What’s your take?

[Listing: 574 44th Street, APT 3A | Broker: Halstead/BHS] GMAP

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574 44th street brooklyn sunset park

574 44th street brooklyn sunset park

574 44th street brooklyn sunset park

574 44th street brooklyn sunset park

574 44th street brooklyn sunset park

574 44th street brooklyn sunset park

574 44th street brooklyn sunset park

574 44th street brooklyn sunset park

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