In a classic Sunset Park Finnish co-operative, this two-bedroom apartment has had a rethink with a tweaked floor plan, built-ins and new finishes in the kitchen and bath. Located directly across from Sunset Park, the building has its own green-friendly amenities, including solar panels and a vegetable garden.
Completed in 1926, the five-story brick building at 637 41st Street is part of a co-operative housing complex built by Sun Garden Homes Association. That part of the history is easy to decipher as “Sun Garden Homes” is etched above the two keystoned arches that lead from the sidewalk to an interior courtyard and the entrances to the six buildings.
This third-floor unit has a streamlined layout, with a bathroom near the entry, kitchen in the middle and two bedrooms opening off a living room. The renovation, which included new oak floors throughout, took a bit of space from the kitchen to turn it into a galley and enlarge the living room. That room has park-facing windows and original moldings.
In the kitchen are white cabinets and a mix of open shelves and upper cabinets. There’s white subway tile on the walls and a shelving niche cut into one wall. You can see the details of the kitchen, and the rest of the apartment, in the virtual tour.
The park-facing bedroom has a wall of armoires while the other bedroom has a closet and built-in bookshelves that lend themselves to a home office setup. The windowed full bath is decked out floor to ceiling with marble tile and has white fixtures. There’s a linen closet in the hall.
The building has a live-in super, a laundry room, workshop and private storage. Cats are permitted, but no dogs. The monthly maintenance for this unit is $560.
The apartment last sold in 2010 for $340,000. Post renovation, it is now listed with Paul Hyun and Tom Borrero of Compass for $565,000. What do you think?
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