A Stunning Brooklyn Heights Rental Awash in Rich 19th-Century Details Asks $5K per Month


This one-bedroom, on the parlor floor of a 27-foot brownstone at 15 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights, is not your average unit for lease. It’s one of the most stunning rentals we’ve ever seen, awash in carved mahogany and other rich 19th-century details.

There are three fireplaces (one functional), giant pier mirrors in the front and the rear, 15-foot ceilings, inlaid parquet floors, wedding-cake wall detailing, built-in china closets and a built-in mahogany wardrobe.

Note the giant floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Pierrepont Street in the front room (that’d be the bedroom), the mahogany beams in the center room, and the magnificent, mahogany-ceilinged solarium in the rear.

One doesn’t often get to live among such splendor without taking out a mortgage. And it’s quite spacious, at 1,150 square feet. The location, a few doors from the promenade in the center of the Heights, is a selling point as well.

The kitchen and bath aren’t pictured — the listing, from Vicki Negron at Corcoran, doesn’t shy from calling them “surprisingly small.”

Unusually, the place is listed by Brian Lehner at Brown Harris Stevens as well as Negron and Corcoran. Also unusual is the listing history as depicted at StreetEasy, which shows the place being listed five different times over the past few years. Lehner’s listing notes that it’s available on a flexible lease, so perhaps it’s popular for corporate short-term stays.

It’s being offered fully furnished, which backs up that notion — though the furnishings aren’t pictured. So that’s not going to suit every potential tenant.

The price: $5,000 a month, which may be high on a per-square-foot basis, but doesn’t seem a stretch given the apartment’s cachet. How do you like it?

[Listing: 15 Pierrepont Street #3 | Broker: Corcoran/Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

Brooklyn Heights Apartment for Rent -- 15 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn Heights Apartment for Rent -- 15 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn Heights Apartment for Rent -- 15 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn Heights Apartment for Rent -- 15 Pierrepont Street

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