It’s got a slightly quirky layout but this multifamily row house in Boerum Hill has some interesting updates mixed in with period details. Located at 30 St. Marks Place, it’s a three-story brownstone with one apartment per floor.
The brownstone was likely built in the 1870s as one of a row of multi-family dwellings on this stretch of St. Marks Place (originally Wyckoff Street). Where original details survive, the houses all share door enframements and window lintels with incised Neo-Grec detailing, low stoops and bracketed cornices. Most of that detail was removed from 30 St. Marks by the 1980s, but a glimpse at the circa 1940 tax photo shows it with the original facade intact.
All three units in the brownstone have two bedrooms, windowless center rooms, one bath and kitchens in the rear. Otherwise, each apartment has a slightly different room arrangement. The listing photos show the top two units in the building. Both living rooms feature wood floors, marble mantels and later wall moldings, features that also pop up in two of the bedrooms. The second floor living room faces the rear while the one on the third floor has a view to the street.
Just the second floor kitchen is shown. It’s got a stretch of pale wood cabinets, a tin ceiling, room for a table and a pantry that houses the refrigerator. There’s what looks like new flooring that stretches into the adjacent dining room, which also has an exposed brick wall. The third floor kitchen isn’t shown but the dining room boasts an interesting corner skylight.
Tough to tell if the modern updates extend to the bathrooms; none are depicted. Laundry for all the units is located in the basement. The backyard, reachable via the basement and the deck of the first floor unit, is shown in a virtually staged image, so perhaps is in need of an upgrade.
While the listing doesn’t specify whether the building will be delivered vacant, past rental listings show asking rents were $3,300 and $3,900 for the top two units. The property is listed for $3.395 million by Ewa Mydlarz of Douglas Elliman. What do you think?
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