Located on the penultimate floor of a brownstone, this Bed Stuy rental has some historic details along with more modern perks like free wifi and in-unit laundry.
The four-story, three-family house, at 244 Macon Street, is one of a row of circa 1872 brownstones with mansard roofs. Most in the row have lost their original cornices, but No. 244 had a somewhat recent renovation that included the installation of a new cornice and grey paint job to the facade.
With two marble mantels, wood floors with an inlaid border, an arched niche and moldings, there’s plenty of original charm spread through the unit. It’s set up with a living room facing the front and bedrooms at the rear. The living room, which has one of the marble mantels, would have originally been a bedroom, and a kitchen has been fit into the arched niche. It’s got dark wood cabinets, granite countertops and counts a dishwasher among the stainless steel appliances.
There are two bedrooms at the rear, but one opens off the other and is more appropriately sized for a home office or walk-in closet. It’s got a bank of built-ins along one wall and a window. The larger bedroom has the other marble mantel and is big enough to fit a king-sized bed, according to the listing.
With no image of the bathroom and no mention of it in the listing, it’s tough to judge its condition or style. There is mention of some amenities, including the washer/dryer, free wifi and two portable air conditioning units.
Listed by Nathan Vascones of Compass, the apartment is asking $2,600 a month. Worth it?
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