This parlor-floor apartment in a circa 1850s townhouse at 272 Henry Street in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District has a few charming details — an original fireplace mantel, hardwood floors, wide baseboards and a high ceiling. The bay window presumably looks out onto the back of the building since there are no bay windows on the facade.
The kitchen has updated cabinetry and counter tops, but it is extremely small — it’s tucked into a nook at the opposite end of the apartment from the bay window. This is probably not a good pick for an enthusiastic home cook.
The apartment is listed as a one-bedroom but there are no photos of the bedroom or bathroom. Presumably there is a separate bedroom, in which case the living room appears to be a decent size.
The five-story building has been cut up into 10 apartments. With two even-sized units per floor, even with subtracting space for the internal stairs and hallways, the unit could be as large as 500 square feet — though without a floor plan it is hard to know.
The building itself lost its front stoop somewhere along the way and lacks a cornice over what looks like a top floor addition. But it is nonetheless a good looking building in a neighborhood full of beautifully preserved townhouses. It’s a half block walk to Atlantic Avenue and about four blocks to the Borough Hall subway stop.
The apartment is available June 1 and is listed by Brian Lehner of Brown Harris Stevens for $2,700 a month. What do you think of it?
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