Property Crush

This Eclectic Apartment for Sale in the East Village Embraces Sunshine and Exposed Brick

published Aug 26, 2022
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Credit: Compass

The details:

  • Address: 625 East 6th Street, Unit 2, East Village, Manhattan
  • Price: $850,000
  • Size: 685 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
Credit: Compass

Why we have a crush on this property:

In case you’ve been blissfully unaware, renting in New York is a frenzied nightmare at the moment. People are seeing their rents raised by hundreds of dollars per month and facing down the unappealing prospect of moving in this market — which these days can mean standing in long lines for open houses and competing in a bidding war (!) to pay rent. Bloomberg reports that roughly one in five leases signed in Manhattan this year have been involved in bidding wars. It’s enough to make a renter want to… dream of buying. 

Enter this sunshiney one-bedroom for sale in the East Village. The natural light is what first caught my eye — it streams into the bedroom (through what the listing describes as soundproof windows), which is the only thing that effectively gets me out of bed in the morning. When you sit up in bed, the first thing you’ll see is a beautiful wall of exposed brick complete with a fireplace. Let it stand as its own statement wall or deck it out with an eclectic assortment of art. 

Credit: Compass

Though many New York apartments are described as closet-sized, this one feels quite spacious. Through a pair of double doors from the bedroom, you enter a long living room, which features whitewashed brick walls and built-shelves that wrap around the upper perimeter of the 10-foot ceilings. The living area flows into a dining room next, and finally into a kitchen adorned with globe-style pendant lights. Antique hardwood floors, more exposed brick, and stainless appliances top off the cookery. And for those moments you want to step outside without embracing the crowds, you can take to the building’s own garden, or the community botanical garden just across the street. 

Credit: Compass
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This home  is listed for $850,000 by Haruno Arai, Compass.  

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