Petite penthouse in Gramercy has a massive skylight and Empire State Building views for $698K

Penthouses dont often come with six-figure price tags, but this Gramercy gem at310 East 23rd Streetis asking just shy of $700,000. The top-floor condophas a slightly narrow layout, but it still feels super spacious thanks to a double-height great room with nearly 14-foot ceilings and large north-facing windows that even have views of the Empire State Building. A vaulted skylight above the bedroom loft lets in even more light.

The apartment opens into a foyer with space for a coat/shoe rack and a washer/dryer off the bathroom. From there, the open kitchen has plenty of counter space, all the necessary appliances,stone counters, and a breakfast bar. The living room is highlighted by a wall of custom-designed, floor-to-ceiling closets, behind which is the entertainment system. The bedroom loft has full-height ceilings, the 118 vaulted skylight, and a wardrobe closet.

The 12-story building, known as The Foundry, was built in 1905 asasteel and concrete factory. In more recent years, it was converted to 136 condop units (a co-op with condo-like rules). It has a live-in super, landscaped and furnished roof deck with barbecue grills, laundry room, and bike room. After a year, subletting is permitted, as are guarantors, co-purchases, and pied-a-terres. The maintenancefee is $1,991, but it includes cable and internet, water, and radiator heat.

[Listing: 310 West 23rd Street, 12H by Richard N. Rothbloom and Conor M. Casey of Brown Harris Stevens]

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Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens