In prime Greenpoint, this one-bedroom in a six-unit shingled building with bay windows has period details as well as sufficient space for a home office.
There appear to be four rooms in all, plus a closet-lined hallway. The front two rooms have their period details intact, while the rear two rooms have been renovated.
Located at 149 Meserole Avenue, the home appears to have been originally a two-bedroom railroad apartment; at some point the dining room and one of the interior bedrooms were gutted and transformed into one massive living room. The slightly narrow and mostly featureless space has ample room for dining and lounging — not to mention a sideboard would fit nicely into the niche and a bookcase could divide the functional spaces.
In the period detail department, there are two decorative mantels (one, located in the living room between the kitchen and an entry door, is just barely visible in the photographs). The apartment also has bay windows, original plaster wall moldings, wood door and window casings, picture rail moldings and, in the kitchen, a tin ceiling. A pair of French doors topped with stained glass were added sometime in the 20th century.
A unique wall of closets lines a passage near the front of the unit. The otherwise bare-bones kitchen has a dishwasher and room for a small table. The single bathroom is not pictured.
With at least one window per room, the apartment gets a fair amount of natural light. The light fixtures are a mishmash of sconces, a ceiling fan and can track lighting. The hardwood floors appear in spick and span condition, and the unit overall appears to be in great shape.
The building sold last year for $2.2 million from an LLC to a corporation. The block as a whole is charming and very characteristic of Greenpoint’s aesthetic, containing an assortment of styles from wood frames to brick apartment buildings.
The rental is an equidistant four blocks from the Greenpoint and Nassau Avenue G train stations. It’s centrally located — less than three blocks from the Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop and speakeasy pinball parlor Sunshine Laundromat, two of the nabe’s most beloved haunts.
Bond New York’s Michael Zaccaria and Cooper Rose have the listing, which is asking $2,499 a month. Decent deal?
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