You don’t have to worry about your belongings fitting the artful style of this Bed Stuy rental — it comes fully furnished. The renovated one-bedroom is on the garden level of 436 Macon Street, a two-story 1880s brick row house.
Designed by Brooklyn architect Amzi Hill, according to the Bedford Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District designation report, when it was up for sale in 1885 an ad described the house as a newly finished Queen Anne. It’s got a bay window, interesting brick panels with corbels above the parlor floor windows, a bracketed cornice and a high stoop.
Underneath that high stoop is the entrance to the one-bedroom apartment. Recently renovated, it’s been finished with all-white walls and floors, and there are bright pops of color scattered throughout. There are also some original details, including a mantel with cast-iron insert, all painted white, in the living room.
The listing photos show the rooms furnished with a mix of mid-century modern classics, like a Saarinen Tulip chair and table (presumably replicas), some unusual pieces like a futuristic Tomato chair by Eero Aarnio, and original artwork on the walls.
The living is at the front of the unit, just off a small entrance foyer with a closet, and it’s open to the U-shaped kitchen with bright yellow upper cabinets. At the rear of the unit is a washer/dryer, just outside the full bath. Here there’s a bit of color and pattern with black and white patterned tiles and a red cabinet.
The bedroom has a closet and a door leading to a covered and enclosed private patio. With a blue and white cement tile floor and views to the art-filled garden, it’s set up as an outdoor living/dining space and could be a nice work from home spot. The listing specifies there is both private and shared garden space so presumably a tenant gets some time in the garden beyond.
The unit has central air and does not allow pets. There’s no mention whether it is also available unfurnished. Listed by Justin Dupree of Compass, it’s asking $3,000 a month. Worth it?
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