Rental of the Day: 17 Lexington Avenue, #3

You don’t see many unconverted lofts on the market in Brooklyn these days, but this 2,500-square-foot two-bedroom pad in Clinton Hill seems like the real deal. Although it’s currently configured as a two-bedroom, renters could probably build out an extra bedroom or two to offset the cost.

There are some very high tin ceilings and large, wonderful banks of windows. The kitchen and bathroom both look pretty standard for a rental, and the kitchen has nice dark wood cabinets and a dishwasher. Given the amount of space, the price doesn’t seem too bad. It also sits next to the now-vacant Clinton Hill legend, the Broken Angel (visible at the far left of the exterior photo).

There might be a catch, though: The loft is in fact so authentic it seems to still be classified as a factory rather than residential, according to PropertyShark. What appears to be its most recent certificate of occupancy dates from the 1950s and is for two factories. What do you think of it for $4,200 a month?

Update: The building has been legally converted to residential. The official address of the building is 13 Lexington Avenue, not 17 Lexington Avenue, according to city records.

17 Lexington Avenue, #3 [aptsandlofts.com] GMAP

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