Renovated One-Bedroom in WW2-Era Clinton Hill Cooperatives With Modern Air Asks $2,600

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The differences between this one-bedroom rental in the Clinton Hill Cooperatives and a two-bedroom listed for sale in the same co-op we wrote about last year are telling. It seems to be an apartment with the same configuration and square footage, but that two-bedroom had carved a not-quite-bedroom-size room from the dining area, closing off what is most appealing about this unit: the open living/dining/kitchen space, which gets light from wraparound windows on two exposures.

Designed and built between 1941 and 1943 by Harrison, Fouilhoux & Abramovitz, the Clinton Hill Cooperatives originated as a part of a 10-building complex then named the Clinton Hill Houses, intended for personnel at the nearby Navy Yard during World War II, according to the Clinton Hill Historic District designation report. Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen covered the buildings more extensively in a 2012 Building of the Day, focused on the four towers intended for officers, to which this one belongs.

Apartment 1H at 345 Clinton Avenue also has a decently sized bedroom with two closets, two more closets in the hallway, and parquet floors. Its renovated kitchen has stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters, and a mixture of modern white cabinets and open wood shelving. The photos also show a renovated bathroom with a new vanity, toilet, and glass-enclosed tub with white three-dimensional tile.


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As a rental in a co-op, a board approval process would be required, and from what we can tell, the rules only allow leasing for three out of 10 years, so there may be a limit to how long you can rent here. (A lease of one or two years is available, and the board process is “easy,” the listing says.)

According to our information about the buildings, the cooperatives include a garage, laundry, bike storage, and outdoor space, as well as a doorman and elevators.

Sumi Vatsa of Compass has the listing. At $2,600 per month, is it a good deal?

[Listing: 345 Clinton Avenue, 1H | Broker: Compass] GMAP

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Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

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