If a New York townhouse is only as good as its outdoor space, this place in Fort Greene is one of the best. Located at 283 Adelphi Street, the historic brick house boasts a beautiful interior with both modern and historic touches, and then a downright awesome exterior. A fire pit, an outdoor dining area, and yes, there’s a treehouse. (It looks just large enough to fit a grownup, too!) Simply put: this house has us sold, inside and out. It’s up for rent during a six-month period–January 2016 to June 2016–asking $8,500 a month.
The three-story townhouse will come furnished, and as a perk the existing furniture looks quite nice. Along the dark-red parlor floor, pictured above, other details include ornate 12-foot ceilings, parquet floors and a plexiglass chandelier that reflects sparkling light.
Inside the third-floor “lounge,” you can see how historic elements, like the fireplace, have been modernized and given a unique touch. Up here there’s a kitchenette, leather chairs (that we would not mind lounging on for six months), and a Murphy bed.
The bedroom, too, is lovely, and from here–on the second floor–you have access to a private terrace. There are a total of four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms throughout the house.
The first floor kitchen, which has been totally renovated, also has a terrace right outside, which leads right down to…
The treehouse! Seriously, have you seen a better backyard in Brooklyn? There’s a grassy area with a dining table, the fire pit, plenty of room for landscaping, and a patio below the kitchen terrace. So who wants to be our roommate while we enjoy this for six months of the year? It’s just too bad that the rental term kicks off in chilly January.
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Photos courtesy of Compass
Neighborhoods : Fort Greene