If you prefer medieval architecture, consider this three-bedroom Morningside Heights unit at the Brittania, available for $6,200 a month. The layout of this apartment is referred to as a “classic seven,” referring to a popular style in pre-1940s New York that included three bedrooms, a formal dining room, and a separate maid’s room. The condo also has original details like wood floors, crown molding, and cathedral ceilings.
The spacious living room charms with a large bay window and a Gothic-style fireplace. Through a set of French doors, a separate formal dining room features wainscoting and cathedral ceilings. Then, a windowed kitchen features black-and-white tiled floors, tons of cabinetry, and a spiffy red sink. The oversized windows carry throughout the house, including into the three bedrooms, drenching the home in southern and western light.
The Brittania is a nine-story condominium distinguished by “grotesques”–non-water-spouting gargoyles. The prewar structure, built in 1909, is just a few blocks from Columbia University and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Residents can enjoy plenty of fine dining and shopping nearby.
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Neighborhoods : Morningside Heights