Set on the third floor of an 1870s brownstone, this floor-through unit offers a flexible layout and a location on one of the leafy, low-scale streets within the Park Slope Historic District.
The four-story Neo-Grec brownstone at 152 6th Avenue is one of a row developed by John and Isabella Gordon in 1875, a husband and wife team that built multiple stretches of row houses in the historic district. For this stretch, they worked with architect John Dixon, according to the designation report.
This floor-through unit has the flexible layout expected in an apartment in a house of this vintage and could be set up as a one- or two-bedroom, depending on your requirements. There’s a living room in the angled bay at front with a small bedroom adjacent, kitchen in the rear and a dining area in the windowless middle room.
Since there aren’t any doors between the three main spaces there’s a fairly open feel, helped by the white walls, painted wood floors that stretch the length of the space, and the high ceilings. The front room has lost its mantel but does have shutters, crown molding and some plaster detail at the ceiling for a touch of formality.
The small bedroom — or home office, depending on how you configure the layout — is sans closets but there are two in the middle dining room and one more in the kitchen.
That kitchen has a bit more plaster detail and is a room large enough to include an island with seating and plenty of cabinets. However, there isn’t a dishwasher, which may be of concern for some.
A windowed bath with a black and white theme and vintage tub and tiles is adjacent to the kitchen.
While the building is pet friendly according to the listing, that doesn’t apply to animals of the canine variety; only cats are welcome. The three-unit building does not have laundry.
Rent for the no-fee apartment is $3,500 a month and it is listed with Michael Hartman of Corcoran. Worth the monthly nut?
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