This apartment looks really great doesn't it? If you look at the listing on Streeteasy.com and click-through the out of focus photos to the listing on the corcoran website, you find yourself saying "$695k? what's the catch?"
It turns out that while this apartment does have very nice floors, the living room is shockingly small with (yet again), the ubiquitous obnoxious loft placed strategically to obstruct any feeling of space.
The downstairs bedroom is painted a strange eggshell blue (think a playhouse for the Easter Bunny) and has maybe 6' ceilings. The upstairs loft is accessible by a ladder (that's right, a ladder) and can be used for...closet space.
On the bright side, the maintenance is kind of low and there is a W/D on the floor, although all of the "escorting" by the realtor from open house to open house tells me that the board in this building is probably insane.