Bed Stuy Brownstone With Six Mantels, Seven Bedrooms, Laundry Room Asks $8,000 a Month

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A block beyond the Bedford Stuyvesant Historic District, in Stuyvesant Heights, is a well preserved and carefully restored and updated seven-bedroom house for rent that could suit a well-to-do family or a handful of roommates. Designed by architect Frederick B. Langston and dating to 1890, the brownstone has no lack of highly polished and buffed intact original detail alongside nicely updated wet rooms, and there’s no broker fee.

The intactness of the house extends to the floor plan, which is mostly original, with the kitchen and dining room located in the traditional spots on the garden floor, a double parlor above that, and two floors of bedrooms on top. There are three bathrooms altogether as well as an actual laundry room (plus a second washer and dryer in a third floor closet).

Outside, the home’s dog-leg stoop is surrounded by intricate ironwork. The home has its original cornice and front door.

Inside, the front parlor has white walls, dark millwork and a pier mirror. Original pocket doors separate the front and back parlors.

The hall and formal rooms have what appear to be 20th century chandeliers. Throughout the house, wood mantels with colorful original tile, moldings, shutters, wainscoting, Eastlake-era door hardware and original floors abound.

Upstairs, four of the bedrooms are good sized while two are better suited for single beds or could be used as dressing rooms or offices. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom.

The two bathrooms pictured have been modernized in keeping with the style of the house, with white subway tile and bead board walls, a hex tile floor, an enclosed glass shower and what appears to be an Art Deco-era tub. Not pictured, but mentioned is an original claw foot tub.


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The stairway is lit by a skylight, and there is no lack of storage with a total of 14 closets.

The kitchen is not pictured but has stone counters, a six-burner Viking stove with commercial-grade hood that vents to the outdoors, and a dishwasher. There is also a large walk-through food pantry in addition to a generous amount of cabinet and storage space, according to the listing and floor plan.

The backyard comprises a large herringbone brick patio ringed by planting beds, a single tree and a wood picket fence. Pets will be approved on a case by case basis, according to the listing.

The house, which last changed hands in 2015 for $1.295 million, is located on a brownstone block that backs up into the 13th Regiment Armory, whose rear brick wall can be seen from the backyard. It’s eight blocks to the A and C trains at the Utica Avenue stop.

Halstead Property’s Morgan Munsey has the listing for $8,000 a month. With five roommates, the rent would work out to slightly less than $2,000 a month each. What do you think, worth it?

[Listing: 312 Lewis Avenue | Broker: Halstead Property] GMAP

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