Proving the suburban dream is alive in Brooklyn, this sprawling top-floor two-bedroom in a Bay Ridge standalone at 177 82nd Street comes with both original details and ’80s updates.
The living room and master bedroom are the highlight of the apartment, with curved windows, original moldings and parquet in both. The living room has built-in bookshelves to boot. Perhaps the landlord would allow alteration of the wall treatments — wallpaper in the bedroom and sponge-textured paint in the living room.
The master has a cabana-like ensuite bath, not pictured, with shower only. A second bath has a tub, although it’s a small one, with a shower enclosure built up around it.
The dining room has exposed brick and a tile floor. While the open kitchen could do with an update, all appears to be serviceable and in move-in condition.
The amount of natural light this home clearly gets from all sides is lovely — not to mention rare — although the digs could prove breezy come winter. There is also stained glass, according to the listing, although it’s not pictured.
The unit has its own private entrance and stair off the front porch, and a large deck above said porch. With five closets, it also has quite a lot of storage space.
A washer and dryer are allowed (although not supplied), and so are pets.
The circa-1900 townhouse has a shingled Dutch-style gambrel roof over a bay windowed turret and a wraparound porch. While most of the details appear to be intact, including the front door and porch, the front entrance has been sheathed in Permastone.
Much of Bay Ridge’s charm comes from its relative isolation, and it’s no surprise this generously sized unit is closer to Staten Island than Manhattan and 7.5 blocks from the 77 Street R station.
Corcoran’s Alexandra Gupta has the listing for $2,500 a month. Worth it for the space and character or too far afield for the ask?
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