Would You Pay $4,500 a Month to Live in One of Bed Stuy’s Best Brownstones?

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This two-bedroom duplex is in a distinguished house at 260 Decatur Street, on one of Bed Stuy’s best blocks. Designed by famed 19th century Swedish architect Magnus Dahlander, it’s loaded with nice detail that you don’t find in every rental, including mantels, pier mirrors, inlaid floors, fretwork, pocket doors, and stained and leaded glass.

Note the entrance hallway with a bench, which doesn’t get a detailed shot but can be glimpsed to the side in photos of the front parlor. (Note, though, that it would be shared with upstairs tenants.)

The listing, from Halstead’s Morgan Munsey and Donna Myrie, offers no floor plan; judging by an old one, the master bedroom is at the rear of the parlor floor. (And it’s a choice one, with bay windows, stained glass transoms, a mantel with a pier mirror and original built-in shelving.)

The second one would presumably be at the front end of the garden floor. The front parlor could also serve as a bedroom, but there are no proper doors on one end.

There’s only one bathroom, on the garden level behind the kitchen, so that’s a negative. The kitchen looks minimalist in the photo; the listing claims “an abundance of cabinetry,” so there may be more than what’s pictured.

You’ve got the run of the yard, which is alleged to be “beautiful” — no photo though.

The 1896 building was a House of the Day when it was up for sale in late 2013. It sold in May 2014 for $1.95 million, according to public records.

Currently the whole house is up for rent, with apartments on the second and third floors. All can be seen at an open house Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

What do you think of the apartment?

[Listing: 260 Decatur Street #1 | Broker: Halstead] GMAP

Bed Stuy Brooklyn Apartment for Rent -- 260 Decatur Street

Bed Stuy Brooklyn Apartment for Rent -- 260 Decatur Street

Bed Stuy Brooklyn Apartment for Rent -- 260 Decatur Street

Bed Stuy Brooklyn Apartment for Rent -- 260 Decatur Street

Bed Stuy Brooklyn Apartment for Rent -- 260 Decatur Street

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