Compact as it is, this studio in Cobble Hill squeezes in some nice features, such as a decorative brick fireplace, a closet with extra storage above, and a kitchen in a separate room. The floors are wood, the radiators have patterned covers, and the high ceiling even has ornamental recessed tiers. Plus the place appears well lit from windows on two sides.
In the main room, three windows with muntins face south and east on two sides. The closet looks roomy enough to accommodate a Murphy bed or office — if you can figure out an alternative spot for hanging clothes.
The kitchen has a fourth window and is quite tidy with red-brick tile floors, white-painted exposed brick, a backsplash of small white tiles, standard hardware supply store wood cabinets, white appliances, and a faucet with a pull-out sprayer. The bathroom is not shown.
Unit 3A is located on the third floor of 159 Kane Street, an 1885 Neo-Grec brick building in the Cobble Hill Historic District. The facade of the four-story walkup is red brick with black-painted bands, cornice and incised lintels. PropertyShark notes a discrepancy between the number of units between HPD and the Department of Finance: The former says three; the latter, eight.
When the building was brand new, rentals went for $32 to $35 per month, according to a Daily Eagle advertisement — and that would have been for a seven- to eight-room apartment. It may not have been easy to get, however, if you believe the ad, which notes that “great care will be take in the selection of tenants.”
If you think you can make the grade today, Shabir Ahmad at Corcoran is showing the place, which is asking $1,930 a month. The listing doesn’t mention a broker fee, which will presumably be paid by the landlord, in accordance with New York State’s ruling Tuesday. Does the unit appeal?
[Photos via The Corcoran Group]
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