This barrel-fronted row house in Bay Ridge seems fit for a family, with its manicured topiary in front, deck with a grill in back, basement rec room, and children’s play equipment in the yard. With four bedrooms in a full-townhouse rental, you can make lots of noise, and with the nearby Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, it may well be drowned out for neighbors by the hum of vehicles.
The details may delight the older folks, such as a circa-1900 facade with incised foliate patterns in the frieze of the bracketed doorway pediment, elaborate dentilled cornice, and bright stained glass in the top panels of the window bay.
Past the foyer, two sets of pocket doors lead to a good-sized living room with painted trim and refinished floor boards. The dining room is well appointed with wainscoting, an elaborate coffered ceiling, built-ins for dish storage, and a plate rail, all painted over.
The nicely updated kitchen is situated in a narrower space beyond the central stairway, with Shaker-style cupboards, stone counters and plenty of storage space. A door off the kitchen leads out to a deck with stairs down to the yard.
Upstairs with the bedrooms and four closets is a renovated bathroom with bead board, a marble-topped sink, tub and built-in storage. It all looks tidy, neat and practical.
The only drawbacks may be that one of the two bathrooms is in the English basement and the house is half a block from the sunken freeway, with potential for noise and exhaust.
According to the Department of Buildings records, the owner once received a violation for construction of a separate apartment in the English basement without a permit. The floor plan shows the basement, which is above grade, currently has a full bath, laundry, rec room, office and mechanicals.
Dwayne Powell of Corcoran is showing the place, which is asking $4,250 a month. Is it a good price for the amenities?
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