Lower East Side Rental at Historic Federal Rowhouse Packs in Lots of Personality
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Lower East Side Rental at Historic Federal Rowhouse Packs in Lots of Personality

January 7, 2016

The modest Federal townhouse at 511 Grand Street on the Lower East Side has managed to hang in there since 1829. And today it is boasting a really cool rental apartment on its second and third floors, while the ground floor is home to a cafe. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit belongs to artists Steve Mumford and Inka Essenhigh, who rent it out as a short-term, fully furnished rental. This time around it’s available from April 1st though September 30th, asking $5,000 a month.

511 Grand Street, vacation rental, dining room, lower east side

The open living and dining room pretty much embodies what a cool Lower East Side artist apartment should look like: soaring, beamed ceilings, exposed brick, lots of bookshelves and an old decorative fireplace. It’s a huge space, with plenty of room for couches and a large dining table.

511 Grand Street, kitchen, vacation rental, lower east side,

It’s also refreshing to see a kitchen with some old-school appliances rather than the stainless-steel, shiny fixtures in just about every nice apartment these days. As the listing says, this apartment comes with the couple’s “cultural artifacts” –so you’re not just getting the space, but the quirky things that go with it.

511 Grand Street, lower east side, rental apartment, bedroom,

511 Grand Street, lower east side, rental apartment, bedroom,

The bedrooms are the highlight of the apartment because of the dramatic pitched roof. Those cathedral ceilings, alongside big windows and white-washed exposed brick, leave both bedrooms feeling incredibly bright.

511 Grand Street, bedroom, lower east side, vacation rental

The master bedroom can fit a king bed, and has a full bathroom right next to it, as well as a smaller queen-sized bedroom.

511 Grand Street, backyard, lower east side, vacation rental, rental

As if this apartment could get any cooler, it comes with access to the private backyard. And the great thing about renting it out fully furnished: the patio table and the grill come with the space! We wish all apartments came with their own cultural artifacts.

[Listing: 511 Grand Street by Gregg Rosen for Bond New York]

[Via CityRealty]

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