Monday, September 21, 2009

Listing of the Day: Woodlawn Co-op

4265 Webster Avenue, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Bedrooms - $285,000

This is a really big apartment at 1200 square feet. The fact that it has a second bathroom is a huge selling point; it appears that the second bathroom is actually connected to the master suite. The pics also show a very nicely renovated kitchen. Who doesn't like an over-range hood, granite, stainless steel, and nice tile work for the back splash? The hardwoods look like they're in nice shape, and how can you not be digging the artistic portrait of the president hanging in the living room?

The price might be a little higher than this market can bear for a two bedroom up here, but the thing is pretty damn nice. It could be the case that this is a very eager seller listing his/her unit right after Labor Day to try to test the normal post-summer seasonal uptick. This is a very new listing, so I'll keep an eye on this for you and stalk any price movements.

Woodawn for the uninitiated:

Woodlawn is a very unique neighborhood in the Bronx. It is an Irish enclave that has enough bars and pubs to make even Galway jealous. Our favorites are Rory Dolan's (technically in Yonkers) on McLean Avenue and the Rambling House on Katonah Ave (funny story about the Rambling House and my daughter's baptism, but that's one to be told over a pint). The shepherd's pie and other Irish specialties are can't misses. The people in Woodlawn are super-friendly (hey, a lot of them are happy drunks, I guess). Obviously St. Patty's Day is not to missed up here.

You'd have some shopping up and down Katonah and McLean Avenues.

From this side of the hood you'd be able to access easily the Woodlawn Metro-North stop for a quick commute to Manhattan. Otherwise, it's a bus to the 4 train on the other side of the cemetery.



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