An unusually spacious five-room apartment sits on the top floor of a mid-19th century Italianate townhouse at 557 Henry Street. The size, location and light all seem like positives, and it has an open feel.
The rooms are large and the square footage is around 1,100, according to the listing, thanks to the house’s 25-foot-wide footprint. But the railroad layout looks more suitable for a couple or small family than roommates.
The unit features picture-frame moldings, a tin ceiling and shiny refinished wood floors. The east- and west-facing windows and high floor should probably provide for good morning and afternoon light.
The photos, which depict a similar apartment on the third floor, show a small l-shaped builder-grade kitchen with decent counter and cupboard space as well as a standard rental bathroom. The wet rooms have recently been upgraded, according to the listing, from David Troutman and Philippe Salame of Douglas Elliman.
Photos in older listings indicate the apartment is three rooms deep, with a kitchen and bath off the large rear room, and a half bedroom off the large front room. The large middle room has a wall of closets.
Old listings for the other three units show a lot of detail survives throughout the building, including a curving staircase with a mahogany railing and foliate crown molding in the shared hallway.
Contrary to current appearances, 557 Henry Street is actually a brownstone that got a new brick veneer facade sometime in the 20th century. You can see the original Italianate exterior in the 1940 tax photo.
The place is asking $3,400 a month, and heat and hot water are included. Can you make it work?
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