Here’s a rental on the parlor level of a four-story brownstone on a partly commercial block of Henry Street in Carroll Gardens that’s not just the usual highway robbery in New York’s absurd market. To its credit, the apartment features a terrace overlooking the street, outfitted with flower boxes and possibly with the outdoor chairs pictured in the listing.
Occupying the full second floor of 515 Henry Street, it’s got nice refinished wood floors and high ceilings. In the living room and dining room we see lots of moldings and a graceful arched doorway between, perhaps a holdover from the brownstone’s circa 1860s Italianate beginnings.
In the dining room are some built-in shelves and a wall painted turquoise. Also pictured in the dining room is an apparently early 1900s Iroquois Bohn icebox, but it’s unclear if it belongs to the tenants or is a feature of the place, perhaps revamped with a functioning fridge.
The l-shaped, windowless kitchen appears to have been recently updated, with a large wood countertop and open shelving on brackets rather than cabinets.
The bedroom looks to be a good size, with two windows onto the terrace facing the street. The bathroom is not pictured. We’d estimate the apartment to be around 600 feet, based on past listings and data in PropertyShark.
The unit has an interesting price history documented on Streeteasy. In 2012, it asked $2,800, then hit the rental market again three years later and attempted to go for $3,750 before precipitously dropping down to $3,150 — several hundred dollars more than other similar apartments without terraces in the four-unit building — before it rented. Now it’s asking $3,200.
If you want to see if it’s really worth it, broker Kristin Moon of Halstead is having an open house tomorrow, Friday, May 10, from 2 to 3 pm. Do you think it will get ask?
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