Property Crush

This Tiny One-Bedroom for Sale in Brooklyn Feels Much Larger, Thanks to a Smart Layout

published Sep 23, 2021
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Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The details

  • Address: 25 Plaza Street West, #4A, Brooklyn, New York
  • Price: $625,000
  • Size: 520 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Why we have a crush on this property

During your daily Zillow scroll, do you ever come across a place for sale in your city and think: This is it. This is where I need to live. It’s different than pining for a mansion in the country or a gigantic penthouse downtown — it’s a longing for a seriously upgraded version of the home you might live in now. In other words, it’s a not-so-far-fetched dream home. A goal home.

This one-bedroom co-op for sale in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood is my goal home. It is tiny, bright, and perfect. 

Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Set on a tree-lined street steps from the leafy charms of Prospect Park, the unit makes best use of its roughly 520 square feet. That’s thanks to a smart layout: Upon entering, the kitchen and dining area show off their space-saving abilities. Custom cabinets and shelving maximize storage potential, while a dish-drying rack installed above the sink keeps the countertops uncluttered for cooking.

Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The kitchen overlooks the dining area, where there’s built-in banquette seating to save floor space. More built-ins, like modern vertical shelves, make this not your average NYC pre-war unit.

Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Two small steps lead down to the adjacent living room, and beyond it, a set of French doors opens to the bedroom. West-facing windows let in plenty of light to the entire place, and as any New Yorker will tell you, a total of three closets is a bounty. Two roof decks with impressive city views, meanwhile, are the icing on the cake.

Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The unit is listed for $625,000 by James Guimaraes and Andrew Westphal with the Corcoran Group.

Credit: Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

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