This two-bedroom on the fifth floor of a 122-unit, six-story rental building in Bay Ridge is nicely renovated with refinished floors, new cabinets and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and new porcelain tile in the bathroom. It’s got an abundance of space to spread out in, totaling 1,000 square feet, according to the listing.
Designed by architect M.N. Weinstein and completed in 1931, according to its first certificate of occupancy, the building was touted in a 1932 ad, and a few details from that era remain. These include picture rails, moldings, and arches with decorative rectangular cutouts in the doorways of the unit’s public rooms, which may have been distantly related to Art Deco patterns.
The entry leads to an arch-lined hallway and large living room with inlaid parquet floors. The two bedrooms are equally sized, generously proportioned and well lit. The kitchen has nice new cabinets, a dishwasher, and a quartz countertop, in addition to new stainless steel appliances. A side room next to the kitchen suggests a breakfast table, a small office, or some combination of the two.
The building, located at 8831 Fort Hamilton Parkway, includes a laundry room, and there’s an elevator to get you up to the fifth floor without sweat.
The street entrance has rustic features in keeping with the Storybook vibe of the gabled and crenellated roofline. A central stone gateway frames the opening in its brick facade, ornamented with planters, which leads to a doorway with an arched stone surround, topped by a shingled door hood and a crest embedded between the modern replacement windows above.
There’s a special bus (the X28) that gets you to City Hall in 30 minutes or an R train at the 86th Street station (about six blocks away) that’s more like 45 minutes plus. At $2,350 a month, it’s only a few hundred cheaper than a shoebox closer to downtown, but probably twice the space.
Klevi Tomcini of Douglas Elliman is handling the listing. Is it worth it for the location and room to spread out?
Editor’s note: This apartment is no longer on the market.
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