Sunday, February 14, 2016
Home of the week

Space, views, park-like setting — a Briar Oaks co-op has it all

A living room and dining L offer great space for entertaining.
The elegant galley kitchen.
The master bedroom is sunny and spacious.
Distant views to the east include Tracey Towers and Van Cortlandt Park.

Briar Oaks, at 4555 Henry Hudson Parkway, is hard to miss. The two-building co-op complex occupies the top of a high hill with a commanding view of its surroundings and comes as close as any development in Riverdale to the modern architectural ideal of towers in a park.

Visitors to this week’s featured home, unit 805, are treated to a sweeping panorama from its terrace or its broad picture windows with all of the Bronx spread out before them, but the 1,200 square foot, two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment has much more to offer.

It is not only spacious, but flexible, with a dining L that could become an additional bedroom.

The living room is large enough to accomodate a comfortable, conversational grouping of easy chairs and sofas as well as a separate area for media viewing.

The galley kitchen is the picture of efficiency, with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and traditional-style white cabinetry.

The bathroom has been fully updated with a trendy new vanity, a sliding glass tub enclosure and elegant new tilework.

In addition to its parklike setting, Briar Oaks features 24-hour doorman service and a well-equipped gym.

According to John Edwards of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the asking price is $319,000 with monthly maintenance of $1,043.


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