Rental of the Day: Newly Renovated Stuy Heights Duplex With Four Mantels


Today’s pick, a duplex at 625 Jefferson Avenue in Stuyvesant Heights, isn’t your average rental unit. It offers five bedrooms, for one thing, and it’s also got detail not often found in a rental.

Note the fireplace mantels, the plaster detailing, the wainscoting, the parquet floors, the moldings, and the old-fashioned light fixtures. The recently updated kitchen and bathrooms are nice as well, with classic white subway tile.

Weighing in at 1,650 square feet, the apartment occupies the top two floors of a brownstone, which has a second unit below. The top floor holds four bedrooms, two of them quite small. The fifth bedroom is at the rear of the bottom floor, which has a living/dining room in front and a narrow, pass-through kitchen in between.

Appliances are new, including a full-sized washer and dryer. Heat and gas are included in the rent, which is $3,950 a month. The agent is Morgan Munsey of Halstead, also a Brownstoner commenter and preservationist who gives historic tours with Brownstoner columnist Montrose Morris.

With five roommates, that works out to less than $800 per person. Even with four roommates, it’s still under $1,000 a month each. Also, there’s no reason the fifth bedroom could not be used as a dining room.

Think it’ll rent quickly at this price? How does it look to you?

625 Jefferson Avenue #2 [Halstead] GMAP
Photos by Halstead, except exterior shot by Nicholas Strini for Property Shark

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