Here’s a three-bedroom duplex rental in a 19th century transitional Greek Revival-Italianate townhouse in Cobble Hill that has a slew of original details and bookcases galore. Located at 279 Warren Street, it occupies the parlor and garden level, with access to a back deck and private yard.
The unit appears to be prime for a family keen on historic notes and the surrounding neighborhood, but not looking to buy. Or it might work for a trio of deep-pocketed roommates, although the 1.5 baths may make the latter situation a bit complicated.
But did we mention the bookshelves? The front of the parlor is full of them, with enough space to display the nicely-sized collection of a budding librarian. There’s a decorative marble mantel here, plaster ceiling moldings so intricate they look like fretwork, inlaid parquet floors and etched glass pocket doors flanked by Corinthian columns leading to the dining room.
There’s a second marble mantel in that dining room, and the kitchen appears to be in good shape, with ample cabinet space, and a fairly timeless appearance. The bathrooms, unfortunately, are not pictured.
The only pictured bedroom, on the garden level, has a third decorative mantel and, of course, more bookshelves. A flowering Dogwood and Japonica, Camellia, roses and a fountain can be found in the garden, according to the listing.
Down the block from the Bergen Street F and G train station, the home is renting on an annual lease or a “short-term” one, according to the listing. Pets are subject to approval.
Brooklyn Bridge Realty’s James Stubbs has the listing, which is asking $6,250 a month. What do you think?
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