Some apartments are graced by subtle architectural details — this unit at 555 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill isn’t one of them. There’s no missing the massive Gothic window arch that dominates this unit, but it’s pretty glorious, and quite an unusual feature in a rental.
If that and the domed 15-foot ceiling make you feel worshipful, that’s in line with the former life of the 1916 building, which used to be a seminary and is now the 53-unit Cathedral Condominiums, converted in 1988.
The unit’s got a bedroom in the front and an upper loft space with a pair of stained glass windows and a large cedar closet above it. The loft, open to the living below, could be used as a second bedroom or put to some other purpose.
The bedroom’s got high ceilings and another huge, arched window; it appears to face the Washington Avenue, right at ground level.
A fetching arch topped with a stained glass window separates the living room from a small dining room; beyond is the galley kitchen.
There’s a lovely garden with a stone patio, which is private, and a washer/dryer. The building’s got common laundry, should your machines break, and a nice common courtyard. There’s also a part-time doorman and a bike room.
The Clinton-Washington A/C stop is a mere block off, so that’s a plus; on the minus side, part of the building runs along Atlantic Avenue, with its noise and exhaust fumes.
Listed by Corcoran broker Shameika Wade, the apartment is renting for $3,300 a month. Worth it?
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