This rental has a fairly spacious layout and details you would hope to find in an apartment of this vintage, including a niche in the foyer, hardwood floors and closets. It’s a first floor unit, located at 192 East 8th Street in Kensington, a short stroll to the Parade Ground and Prospect Park.
The Colonial-Revival style building was completed in 1939, according to its certificate of occupancy. The six-story building isn’t overly ornamental, but its Flemish-bond brick exterior and arched entrance with a keystone and corner blocks are all nods to early Americana.
The apartment includes about 750 square feet of living space, according to the listing, with living room and kitchen on one end and a bedroom at the other.
While the layout probably wouldn’t be suitable for roommates, the unit is spacious enough that an enterprising small family bent on saving rent could probably use it as a two-bedroom — either by using the living room as a bedroom or dividing the bedroom. It also makes a comfortable one-bedroom for a single person or couple.
The living room is right off the foyer and has two windows and room for a dining table. There’s a separate kitchen, but an arched opening with a counter makes it somewhat open to the living room. The windowed kitchen has wood cabinets, dark counters and a dishwasher.
The bedroom is a generous size, with two exposures and two closets. There are two more closets in the hallway, bringing the apartment total to four.
A renovated bathroom has all white fixtures along with white tiles and a white and black decorative tile border on the floor.
The building is a pet-friendly co-op with a bike room and and a backyard with patio, grill area and landscaping.
Listed by Claire McFeely of Compass, the apartment is asking $2,000 a month. What do you think?
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