In a postwar elevator building close to Grand Army Plaza, this one-bedroom co-op offers many charming features with 1950s élan, including an original kitchen and bathroom in apparently fine condition. There are also large rooms, parquet and corner windows.
It’s on the sixth floor of 34 Plaza Street East, a full-service doorman building with 111 units and 12 stories whose ground floor is covered in scaffolding. Built in 1956, the fairly plain red brick building has stacks of balconies overlooking its corner front entrance, demarcated by a wall of white stone.
The unit opens to a coat closet and entry foyer big enough for dining, a library or home office. Its parquet and white walls continue into the 20-foot-long living room, where there is space for a dining room table and books as well as lounging.
The all-white kitchen has original wood cabinets reaching up to the ceiling, a vintage gas stove with chrome details and wood floors. While it might be challenging to retrofit the sink unit with a dishwasher, perhaps the niche shown empty in the photos would fit a colorful vintage-style fridge.
The large bedroom has attractive corner windows and more parquet. The bathroom appears well kept with period tile and fixtures, including a console sink with chrome legs and faceted corners, a late Deco-style tub, original gray square wall tile, and coordinating gray and white basketweave floor tile.
There are a total of three closets. Additional storage is available in the building, as well as parking — presumably for an additional fee — according to the listing, from Ann Marie Folan of Douglas Elliman. The building also has a roof deck, shared laundry, bike storage and a live-in super.
Maintenance for this unit is $968 per month. The listing price is $599,000. What do you think?
[Listing: 34 Plaza Street East #610 | Broker: Douglas Elliman] GMAP
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