There’s a private garden, in-unit laundry and the possibility of home office space in this Clinton Hill apartment. Located on the parlor level of an early 20th century limestone, it also has a few original features intact after a renovation gave it a crisp-white finish.
The Beaux-Arts-style house at 64 Lefferts Place isn’t in a New York City historic district, but it is part of the National Register Clinton Hill South Historic District. The report identifies the house as a circa 1905 Axel Hedman design.
The floor-through apartment is set up with a bedroom at either end with a dining room, living room and kitchen in the center. The windowed living room faces the rear garden and has parquet floors with an inlaid border and a fireplace (presumably decorative) with original wood mantel and yellow tile.
There’s also a beamed ceiling that, like the rest of the walls and woodwork, including the mantel, is painted white. The living room is big enough to accommodate a desk, and space for one might also be found in a number of other nooks and crannies throughout the unit.
French doors with a glass transom lead into the dining room, which has a picture rail and modern brass and glass chandelier. In the center of the house, it has no windows, but might make a good spot for bookcases.
The L-shaped kitchen is off the living room and has slab-front white cabinets, a subway tile backsplash and a stacked washer/dryer. There’s also a door leading to the rear garden.
The largest bedroom is off a foyer at the front of the unit, separated from the rest of the apartment by another set of French doors. Not original to the house, the partition with its doors, windows and transoms isn’t full height — it stops at the picture rail to preserve the plaster cornice detail above. There’s no closet but the bedroom, set in the front bay of the house, is large enough for an armoire.
The smaller bedroom, big enough for a queen bed, according to the listing, is in a rear extension at the back. It has windows on two exposures and a closet. The windowless full bath is adjacent.
A stone-paved patio out back has raised planting beds and room for a table for some outdoor dining.
Brownstoner featured the three-family house when it was on the market back in 2016 for $2.395 million, before it was renovated.
The apartment is now listed with Claire McFeely of Compass for $3,500 a month. Worth the rent?
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