Prewar Bensonhurst Two-Bedroom With Vintage Kitchen, Three Exposures Asks $1,950 a Month

Photo via The Corcoran Group

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A two-bedroom apartment in a prewar Bensonhurst townhouse has a cute vintage kitchen that inspired an Italian cookbook, a separate dining room, and three exposures that permit light into all of the rooms of the second-story floor-through.

It all looks very well preserved with all its original moldings and hardwood floors, and the apartment’s five rooms, including the living room and separate dining room, look well proportioned.

The circa 1940s kitchen has checkerboard floors, an enamel farmhouse sink with metal drainboard, and charming vintage cupboards. The cupboards have chrome knobs, scalloped trim and a shelf with whimsical brackets over the sink.

Both bedrooms have closets and can fit a queen size bed, according to the listing, from Kerry Sullivan of Corcoran. A hallway allows access to both and to the bathroom.

The bathroom is attractively renovated in a classic black-and-white style that fits in well with the house: white subway tile walls with a black stripe, white and chrome console sink, tub with modern chrome fixtures, and hexagonal floor tiles with decorative black flower patterns.

Still owned by the same family that built the house, according to the listing, 1542 61st Street also figures into “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” a cookbook celebrating Italian family recipes and history connected to the house.


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Built in 1927, according to the certificate of occupancy, the house is near the New Utrecht Avenue W train and the 62nd Street B train. Heat and hot water is included.

Streeteasy shows the unit was advertised for rent five times in 2018, and in January. It’s asking $1,950. Is it a good deal for a true two-bedroom?

[Listing: 1542 61st Street, #2 | Broker: Corcoran] GMAP

1542 61st Street

1542 61st Street

1542 61st Street

1542 61st Street

1542 61st Street

Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

1542 61st Street

[Photos via The Corcoran Group]

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