This grand one-bedroom apartment is dripping in original 19th century details. With the exception of the kitchen and bathroom, the unit appears nearly untouched. Located at 236 Henry Street, it’s on the first floor of a mansion-sized corner property within the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
There’s no floorplan here, but the pictures show the bedroom and living room sharing the same space, with what appears to be a separate dining room past the kitchen. New tenants would most likely combine the dining and living rooms, making the bedroom more private. Either way, the apartment has a lot of potential.
The master bedroom boasts two dark millwork doors with leaded glass — likely leading to closets — with original baseboards, moldings, wall paneling, oak trim and wood shutters. There’s a bay window seat beneath three panes of stained glass among dark millwork surrounds.
An interior stained glass pane can be seen across the room, adjacent to what appears to be a decorative brick fireplace mantel. Elsewhere, there are wall sconces, a ceiling fan and inset lighting.
There’s no door between the bedroom and eat-in kitchen. The kitchen fits a small table, and the cabinets and appliances don’t appear to have been updated in some time. Outside the tall windows is a Juliet balcony with ironwork gate, sconce and arched detailing on the brick facade. The bathroom contains an enclosed tub, shelving and faux-marble tile.
The living room has more space for seating, as well as a pier mirror with intricate millwork mantel and a ceiling fresco surrounding a medallion, which is outlined in unique crown moldings.
Accessible through the columned front entrance, the home’s front gardens appear lovingly manicured. Even on Henry Street, the property quickly stands out for its grandeur. It’s a three-block walk to the Court Street station, and one-block farther from the Borough Hall hub.
Box Street Properties’ Harry Bennet has the listing, which is asking $3,800 a month. What do you think of it?
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