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$1.4M Chelsea duplex has lots of charm and a magical garden, but a few flaws

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If you’re looking for an apartment that’s, as the saying goes, “perfect for one person or a couple,” this charming Chelsea¬†co-op at 335 West 21st Street¬†looks to be¬†every bit the “jewel box oasis” the listing claims. On a prime and pretty block near the High Line, asking $1.395 million, this one-bedroom-plus-den duplex has been optimized for livability‚Äďif you can live with a few flaws.

Enter on the top floor of the duplex and you’ll find a sunny living room brightened by white-painted¬†brick and (visually) warmed by a¬†decorative fireplace. Ten-foot ceilings and¬†Russian white oak plank floors make the space feel airy and modern, as do the creative use of space and custom finishes in the¬†home’s kitchen. This “masterwork in space-saving European design” boasts stone countertops, a¬†Smeg oven, a¬†Miele glass cooktop, hood and dishwasher¬†and Marvel and SubZero¬†refrigerator drawers.

Also on this floor, the bathroom is another shiny bauble in the jewel box, done in chic white subway tile and chrome.

Down a¬†spiral staircase to to the lower level are the more tranquil bedroom and den/guest room/office. While the¬†bedroom is indeed away from the noisy bustle of the city, it’s also away from the bathroom, with¬†the aforementioned¬†spiral staircase between the two. And though the bedroom closet’s called “roomy” in the listing, its size on the floor plan gives us pause, especially since¬†it’s the only one in the unit. That said, once the home is yours, you’re free to build as much storage as your budget and co-op board allow.

Possibly better than closets, though, is this magical private brick-paved and planted patio space just outside the back door.¬†Shaded by a¬†canopy of trees it’s a¬†perfect place to end an evening or begin the day.

But if you want your outdoor enjoyment to come with glorious New York City skyline views, that’s here too. A furnished and landscaped roof deck connects the¬†three buildings that comprise this pre-war co-op.

The co-op is, indeed, on a¬†lovely tree-lined block‚Äďone it shares with the lovely PS11 elementary school. This could be a great perk if you’ve got kids (in which case you’ll probably want a bigger apartment), or it could be a¬†bit of a¬†detriment to all that tranquility, but either way it’s not mentioned in the listing.

[335 West 21st Street #RW by Glenn Connelly for Town Residential]

[At CityRealty.com]

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