In addition to two bedrooms and two baths, this Bay Ridge apartment offers up a generously sized layout, some prewar details and a renovated kitchen.
It is in the Tudor-style 7901 4th Avenue, which occupies the full blockfront between 79th and 80th streets. Designed by Seelig & Finkelstein, the building was completed in 1927 according to the certificate of occupancy. Advertisements for the “highest type apartment house” appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in the fall of 1930; the building was dubbed the Embassy Apartment House. The name continues, although on the awning outside the main entrance it has been shortened to “The Embassy.”
With not one but two foyers and a large open living and dining room with two exposures, the apartment offers a bit of flexibility in layout. The entry foyer boasts three closets, and a short hallway opens up to the second foyer, which is currently set up as a work from home space. Beyond is the combined living and dining room, with five windows on two walls, wood floors with inlaid borders, picture rail moldings and another closet.
The adjoining windowed kitchen, reachable from either the foyer or dining area, is renovated with white cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances.
Both bedrooms have wall moldings, picture rails, a closet and adjoining full baths. The baths have been renovated as well: One has a walk-in shower and the other has bright blue tile surrounding the tub.
There is a shared landscaped courtyard for outdoor space, a laundry room and an impressive-looking lobby with more touches of Medieval style, including a fireplace, beamed ceiling and decorative arches. Maintenance for this unit is $985 a month.
The apartment last sold in 2010 for $416,000. Now priced at $619,000 it is listed with Susan D. Little of Corcoran. What do you think?
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