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In this week’s apartment roundup, we’re checking out the best deals and the nicest layouts of studio apartments in the neighborhood. From some of the lowest prices to open layout studio mansions, there’s one theme that ties these apartments together; they’re all bright, bright, bright! With just a single room for living, it’s important that your studio home attracts enough light to hit every corner. Whether you’re interested in renting the apartment down the block for your own work-from-home-away-from-home office, or finding a nice place to live, these picks will shine a smile on your face.
Prime time walk-up – 463 W57th Street. Whether it’s due to good staging or a decorator was the previous tenant, the listing pictures for this bright apartment give a great idea of how to maximize the smaller spaces of a studio. With a walk in closet almost as big as the apartment and a separate kitchen as bright as the living room, $1,800 on 57th Street is an absolute steal, and one that I would love to take.
Alcove studio in the sky – 550 W54th Street. Over at Mercedes House, floor to ceiling windows guarantee that if brightness is what you want, brightness is what you’ll get. Laid out as an alcove studio, meaning that there is a separate sleeping area on one side of the apartment, you’ll feel like you live in a one bedroom apartment, but at studio price. And with 2 months free, giving a net effective rent of $2,771, living in the clouds has never been so affordable.
Counter space for days – 342 W47th Street. Another alcove studio, this $1,990 sunny apartment is laid out to easily separate living and sleeping space. In a separate room of its own, the kitchen looks onto the rest of the apartment via an opening of the wall, allowing the light from the three windows to light up the plethora of counter space. On the other side of this opening, a breakfast bar could be built for direct arms’ reach access to the kitchen.
Riverside living – 625 W57th Street. Ticking both the good deal and luxury boxes, this studio at HELENA 57 West is offering three months free with a net effective rent of $2,058. There are laundry facilities on every floor and shuttle service to Columbus Circle — this is comfort you’ll only find at a hotel resort.
Brick wall and fireplace – 444 W46th Street. Featuring a real wood-burning fireplace with a gorgeous mantel and stone tile surrounding, this is a stunning apartment fit for your inner bohemian. It boasts tall ceilings, a park right next door, and a quaint street to look out on — and is definitely a space to foster creativity and productivity. And with great location too, this $1,650 apartment would work beautifully as a separate home office for those yet to return to work and unable to work from home.
Historic pre-war jewel – 325 W45th Street. Designed by the famous New York architect Emery Roth, the Whitby is one of the most desirable pre-war doorman buildings in the neighborhood, boasting Doris Day and Betty Grable as former residents. Oak hard wood floors and elegantly large windows give this $1,800 studio the level of old school glamor you’d expect, but with up-to-date modern appliances, brand new cabinets and a marble countertop.
Co-op apartment, no board approval – 457 W57th Street. In Addison Hall, a doorman building with a live in super, this spacious studio is being offered at a lowered price of $1,675. It has three windows in the living room, a built in mirror on the closet door beside, and a windowed bathroom, so you’ll definitely get all the light you need. And at no fee and no board approval required, this co-op studio won’t be up for long, so definitely act fast.
Renovated walk-up with city view – 400 W45th Street. With a net effective rent of $1,350, 3 months free on a 15-month lease, this sun-filled studio is an extremely affordable option if you’re seeking an out of home office. Featuring a Northeast aspect, you’ll have a direct view of Worldwide Plaza and Central Park Tower.