The photo above isn't the only reason we're crushing on this co-op at 32 East 2nd Street asking $699,000, but it's certainly persuasive: the distinctive brick walls, the embossed ceiling, the ebony floors, the bank of windows. All combine to create a kind of quiet swagger.
Listed with Compass, its kitchen area is dominated by a concrete countertop, which adds to the space's semi-industrial vibe, and under which are tucked the fridge, freezer, and dishwasher—all to keep the brick walls unmarred (save for the open shelving).
It all adds up to a lofty, airy, open feel—perfect for entertaining.
The bedroom's cozy (read: small) and just about only fits a bed, but aesthetically, it takes after the rest of the apartment: modern and period at the same time.
As always be sure to do your own due diligence—it's easy to get smitten with pictures—but on looks alone, we're taken (despite that tiny bedroom). There are a few more tantalizing tidbits: It's pet-friendly, and the monthly maintenance is only $305, practically a unicorn in Manhattan.