Former Workman’s Cottage in the Warren Place Mews Now Asks $4,900 a Month
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Former Workman’s Cottage in the Warren Place Mews Now Asks $4,900 a Month

February 16, 2016

We’ve come a long way from the 1870s. That’s when the Warren Place Mews was constructed on a short, private block of Cobble Hill by the wealthy merchant and philanthropist Alfred Tredway White. He advocated for housing for the working class in Brooklyn and built this mews–which consists of 34 modest, Gothic cottages that share an English courtyard–specifically for workingmen and their families. Today, these cottages have been priced into the millions, with 21 Warren Place hitting the market last summer for $1.5 million. Renting isn’t for the everyday workingman, either. 8 Warren Place is now asking $4,900 a month for two bedrooms and bragging rights to living in one of the quaintest homes in Brooklyn.

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Here’s a look right inside the mews, which is closed off to the rest of Cobble Hill by a gate. It doesn’t get more charming than brick cottages that face one another, as well as the carefully-tended landscaping.

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It’s no surprise that you’re not getting tons of space here–these cottages average around twelve-and-a-half feet wide and 32 feet deep. The super cozy living room still has the original woodwork, exposed brick and ceiling beams on display.

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A door in the back of the cottage leads to a private backyard garden. It just isn’t fair some people have English gardens in the front of their house and a backyard, too.

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The kitchen and the living room take up the full first floor. At least there’s enough room in the kitchen to fit a dining room table — there isn’t space for it anywhere else.

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8 warren place, master bedroom, warren place mews, cobble hill

The next floor up holds the master bedroom, with more beamed ceilings and exposed brick, and a bathroom. What do you make of that clear, windowed divider? It’s a unique–but not very private–way to separate the bedroom from the stairwell.

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At least it looks pretty cool as you come up from the staircase!

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Here’s the second bedroom, in what looks like the cottage’s attic. Despite the attic location, the bedroom still boasts an impressive amount of charm due to the exposed ceiling, wood floors and an old fireplace.

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Outside the second bedroom there’s a den/office space. Really, who needs tons of square footage with an interior this quaint and charming? Still, it’s a high price to pay to live in what was historically designed as modest, affordable housing. Brooklyn just ain’t what it used to be.

[Listing: 8 Warren Place by Olga Neulist for Sotheby’s]

[Via CityRealty]


Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s

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