Located in the Park Slope Historic District, this rental in an 1880s brownstone boasts two outdoor spaces as well as mantels, a pier mirror, wainscoting and other original details. It takes up the parlor and garden levels of 826 Union Street, located two blocks away from Grand Army Plaza.
The Neo-Grec brownstone dates to 1884 and is one in a row constructed by developer William Flanagan. One of its neighbors in the row was advertised for sale in 1885 as an elegant house in the “best and approved style” with hardwood finishes, plate glass windows and mirrors.
Most of those fine finishes are, as expected, on the parlor level, but in this case, the duplex has been set up with a kitchen and living room on the garden level and three bedrooms above. That means the bedrooms have lavish period details including high ceilings with plaster moldings, a pier mirror, a mantel, window and door surrounds and wood floors with inlaid borders.
The lower level isn’t without detail. The living room faces the street in what would likely have been the original dining room for the house and it’s got plenty of unpainted woodwork including wainscoting and door and window surrounds. There’s also another mantel.
A large eat-in kitchen faces the rear garden and it has a beamed ceiling, tile floor, wood cabinets and a blue and white tile backsplash. Adjacent to it is a laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer.
There are three full baths in the duplex, one downstairs and two up. Of the two shown in the listing photos, one has some early 20th century style with black and white tiles and fixtures while the other is a quirky ode to nature with wood-paneled walls and vanity and brown tiles on the floor.
In addition to the private rear garden, which has a grassy lawn and a concrete patio for dining, there’s a small deck off the parlor level.
Miya Signor of Compass has the listing and it’s asking $5,300 a month. Worth the rent?
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