This bright one-bedroom co-op in Kensington has got some roomy living areas, a reasonable layout, a not-too-outrageous price, and a desirable location near the shops and restaurants on Cortelyou and not too far from Prospect Park.

The single bedroom is large and has two exposures and decent closet space. The living room is spacious as well, with French doors leading to a dining room, which is amply sized but windowless (those French doors can make up for that, though).


This recently renovated Cobble Hill condo is generously sized, smartly designed and attractive, and it includes a private outdoor space. It’s located in The Arches, the condo development housed in the former St. Peter’s Church and Academy, at 401 Hicks Street.

The expansive living space might be called “loft like” if the ceiling were higher; it’s got an office nook with a built-in desk under the stairs. The door leads out to a common courtyard, which beats the sidewalk or an interior hallway.

This duplex co-op is expansive, attractive and in fine condition, in a prime Brooklyn Heights building at 2 Grace Court. With a corner location and south and west exposures, it gets a lot of light and offers killer views of the river and the skyline.

A pair of apartments combined via a spiral staircase (quite a nice one, in wood), the unit offers something of a townhouse feel, with two levels and a good deal of space. There are three bedrooms — one below, alongside the living space, and two above. 

It’s big, it’s beautiful and it’s a condo — in a landmarked brownstone. This fetching two-bed, two-bath sits at the top floor of a 25-foot-wide house at 214 Park Place in Prospect Heights. Fully renovated six years ago, it’s a nice unit in fine shape, with an attractive kitchen, a lot of built-ins and a functional layout.

Weighing in at around 1,100 square feet, it’s got a spacious living room and an open-plan kitchen in the front, separated by an island with a white stone countertop. The former has a wall of built-in shelving/cabinetry and a wood-burning fireplace. Also nice big windows, which are reputed to offer a skyline view.

This co-op at 25 Joralemon Street, housed in a former pumping station, offers a sweeping, loft-like living space, with a double-height ceiling in the front. Exposed steel girders, an open staircase leading to a loft and a pair of arched windows add some visual flair. There’s a working fireplace as well.

There are three levels here: said living space, which incorporates an open kitchen; said loft, which holds an office space and a “guest sleeping area”; and a second floor, which houses two bedrooms, two baths and a study.


Units in new construction “boutique” buildings, with oversized windows, sleek open kitchens and Euro-style bathrooms, have not been scarce lately. You may well have noted this.

But condos are difficult to come by — especially with two bedrooms and two baths in prime Williamsburg, such as this one at 538 Union Avenue. It’s a particularly nice looking representative of the breed, in a 13-unit building.