Friday, September 25, 2009

Listing of the Day: Lenru Coop Across from the Oval

3398 Wayne Avenue, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath - $$150,000

This two bedroom unit has many selling features: it's located in the Lenru Cooperative (formerly owned by Montefiore Medical Center, then purchased and rehabbed by the Montefiore Preservation Corporation, and finally sold to a new co-op corp. in 1991) right across the street from the Williamsbridge Oval, it's a stone's throw away from Montefiore (in case we have any docs or nurses hunting out there), and it's CHEAP.

This is definitely one of the prettiest buildings in Norwood, and you'll be close to the amenities on both E. Gun Hill Road and Bainbridge Avenue/204th Street. The multi-leveled Oval across the street is just an overall pretty outdoor space to call your backyard, and it provides a brand-spanking new track and field, as well as tons of playgrounds and basketball courts.

For all that loveliness you'll found outside, you better be prepared to look past all the owner's crap inside the unit. From the pictures it appears that this place certainly doesn't show well, so you'll have to use your imagination. Hopefully there are hardwoods under those ratty maroon carpets so you can save a few bucks and work on upgrading the dated kitchen. This place has been on the market for less than one month and the price has already been chopped by nearly $20,000... Something tells me this owner is willing to negotiate. Unfortunately the monthly maintenance charge is not listed.

Your best bet for commuting would be to walk about 5 minutes to the 4 train at Mosholu Parkway station, or hit the D train on 205th Street and Bainbridge Avenue.



No comments: