Would You Rent This Cobble Hill Prewar Co-op With in-Unit Laundry for $2,600 a Month?

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This one-bedroom in an 1890s flats building in the Cobble Hill Historic District has a fairly open floor plan, bits of original character and in-unit laundry. At 214 Clinton Street, it’s just around the corner from the amenities of Atlantic Avenue and a short walk to the shops and restaurants of Court Street.

The building is one of two five-story flats buildings built in 1892 for owner Michael McGuire on the former site of the 1850s Pacific Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Architect H. W. Billard visually treated the new brick buildings as one; they wrap around the corner from Clinton Street to Pacific Street with an entrance on each street. A metal-clad tower dominates the corner, ornamented with swags and Ionic columns. A 1912 photograph in an ad for available apartments shows the tower was once capped with a conical roof and a bracketed cornice connected both buildings.


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This second-floor unit is set up with living room and bedroom overlooking Clinton Street and bathroom at the other end. The “dumbbell” shape of the Old Law tenement building means there is a window in every room.

The living room has parquet with an inlaid border and an exposed brick decorative fireplace. It’s open to the adjoining dining room, separated by a Deco-style archway. The dining room, with a built-in bookshelf and closet, is in turn open to the renovated kitchen. It’s got light wood cabinets, dark counters and a herringbone patterned tile backsplash. A full-size stacked washer and dryer are tucked into a niche.

The bedroom off the living room is narrow, but large enough for queen bed and has a closet. There’s another closet in the foyer, and directly across from the entrance is the full bath with a claw foot tub and white penny tile floor.

It’s listed with Ari Shwedel of Compass for $2,600 a month. If the apartment really catches your eye, it’s also on the market for sale at $799,000. What do you think?

[Listing: 214 Clinton Street, #2D | Broker: Compass] GMAP

214 clinton street

214 clinton street

214 clinton street

214 clinton street

214 clinton street

214 clinton street

214 clinton street

214 clinton street

214 clinton street

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