Directly across the street from Sunset Park, this two-bedroom co-op has an abundance of natural light from the southern exposure. Located at 637 41st Street, apartment No. 1B also has inlaid parquet floors, French doors and high ceilings.
Like many early 20th century co-ops in the area, it was developed and built by a Finnish mutual aid society. Its typical flexible floor plan has been modernized to create a great room with an open kitchen and space for living and dining.
The bathroom and kitchen are both renovated, and the unit has good cross ventilation with three exposures. There are four closets.
The five-story, 68-unit brick walkup building dates to 1924 and has an elegant limestone neo-Classical entrance. The complex features a landscaped courtyard, recreation room, bike storage and a large windowed laundry room.
Well maintained and financially sound, the building has a live-in super and a welcoming community. The building’s solar panels ensure that utility bills are low. Maintenance is also low at $560 a month.
Nearby, the neighborhood’s sprawling namesake park offers lush greenery, views and trails, not to mention playing fields, a sprinkler park, playgrounds, and an Olympic sized swimming pool. The park’s community center sponsors fitness and educational programs.
Also close at hand are Green-Wood Cemetery, Industry City, and abundant shops and eateries. Public transportation includes the D, N and R trains.
The listing agent is Maryellen Rodriguez from Compass. The ask is $550,000.