This one-bedroom in Brooklyn Heights pitched as “elegant” retains the flavor of a well-appointed townhouse, with its wood burning fireplace and original mantel, ceiling medallion, restored wood shutters, crown moldings and high ceilings. It’s located on the third floor (counting the garden level) of a five-story, 10-unit circa 1836 Greek Revival row house.
The glory of the apartment is the main room, which preserves its attractive proportions and most of its original features. It would have originally been the front best bedroom, located one flight above the parlor floor of the house.
The unit also contains a separate kitchen, “excellent closet space,” according to the listing, and another room that may or may not have a window. (If no window, the room is not technically a bedroom but you can sleep in it if you wish.) The four photos in the listing show only the main room, but more of the apartment is visible in previous listings.
60 Clark Street is in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. It was altered sometime early in the 20th century, probably after 1915, along with its neighbor at 62 Clark Street. It lost its stoop, gained a neo-Classical portico and Juliet balconies, and added two stories on top of the once-standard two over a basement.
Here’s a fun ad from 1907 that advertises the building’s modern conveniences, including a smoking room and telephone. It was already a boarding house well before this.
Asking $2,700 a month, it’s not particularly a steal for a one-bedroom, but sounds par for the area. (Average rent for a Brooklyn Heights one-bedroom was $3,084 in January, according to MNS.) We assume if you can show $100,000 income, this place can be yours.
The listing is from Brian Lehner for Brown Harris Stevens. What do you think?
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