The grand plaster details and Corinthian columns add more than a bit of grandeur to this floor-through apartment — and for some, that might make up for a bit of choppiness in the layout. It comes with a fairly high monthly rent for a one bedroom apartment as well, but there is room for a home office, in-unit laundry and all utilities, including gas and electric, are included in that rent.
It is located on the parlor level of 44 1st Place, a 24-foot wide Italianate brownstone that has lost much of its original exterior detail but at the time of the historic tax photo matched its neighbors on the row. A House of the Day several times, like many a Brooklyn row house it served as a boarding house for a period and a 1922 I-card has it recorded as a four-family tenement.
While there’s no floorplan with the rental listing an old plan from a previous sales listing shows the unit has a living room at the front and kitchen and bedroom at the rear. The original parlor still has the plaster details, a mantel and pilasters at the windows.
The aforementioned columns would have once been an impressive separation between parlors but the opening has been walled in with two modest doors inserted. One leads to a walk-in closet and pass-through to the dining room while the other leads to a foyer that has a dropped ceiling lacking in grandeur. It does have room for a work-from-home perch as well as wood floors.
The plaster details pick up again in the dining room through the French doors leading into the bedroom and even into the windowed kitchen, where they contrast with the wood cabinets and tile floor.
Rent for the unit is $3,900 a month and there’s a broker’s fee. Marion Fiore of Douglas Elliman has the listing. What do you think?
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