This duplex rental in a 19th century wood-frame house at 62 Grand Street in Williamsburg sits upstairs from where the beloved and oh-so-Brooklyn furniture/housewares/antiques/salvage shop Moon River Chattel used to be, until it closed in 2014.
In fact it was home to the owners of the shop, and given the way the pair helped create and define Brooklyn style, as the fashion for vintage subway tile and Edison bulbs is now known worldwide, living here would be akin to moving to the Upper East Side and taking up residence in the upper floors of the Ralph Lauren store.
And it’s quite a lovely place, by any standard. On the upper floors of the house, built circa 1835 according to the listing, it’s got some fine old detail: wainscoting, crown moldings, mantels, decorative wall moldings and wide-plank floors.
And there are plenty of the kind of touches you’d expect from the owners of Moon River Chattel, like the double-wide farmhouse sink and antique stove in the kitchen, the wooden countertops and the vintage bathroom fixtures and appointments.
There are 2.5 bedrooms, and a pair of additional upstairs spaces that could serve as offices. Only a single bath up there, but there’s a second one downstairs, along with a living room, dining room and kitchen.
There’s around 2,000 square feet all told, and a spacious deck. Location is prime Williamsburg, and not far from the ferry, a convenience that looms large as the L train shutdown approaches.
Listed by Corcoran brokers Marvin Chu and Evan Church, the place is renting for $7,000 a month. Like the look of it?
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