BUY OF THE WEEK

By SUZANNE HAMLIN

Address: 1818 Newkirk Avenue (between 18th and 19th Streets), #1C. Brooklyn, NY

Price:  $419,000

The Property: A three-bedroom two-bath co-op with nine closets, a dining area and a terrace in a 1953 elevator building with a doorman, basement parking and a bike room. On the first floor above the lobby, the apartment has three exposures and windows in every room. It is three blocks from the subway and shopping. Recently refurbished, the apartment has redone hardwood floors, new molding and new kitchen appliances. The bathrooms could use updating. Maintenance is $969 a month. Open house Sunday, 12 to 2 p.m.

Why It's a Buy: Other apartments in this line have the same square footage but only two bedrooms. In June 2008, an apartment on the fifth floor sold for $509,600. This unit, a sponsor sale by the co-op board, requires 10 percent down, and the building has been preapproved for mortgages by two banks.

Best Feature: The floor plan offers a graceful combination of public and private spaces in 1,250 square feet. The entrance hall leads directly to the dining area and large living room, which is flanked by two wings. The kitchen and two bedrooms are on one side, and a large bedroom and terrace on the other.

Agent: DeAnna Lenhart, Brooklyn Hearth Realty, brooklynhearth.com; (917) 539-9620.

03.29.09