Whether they’re luxury penthouses or shoebox-sized studios, New York City apartments don’t often deviate much from the standard; so when apartments like the two now on the rental market at 658 Leonard Street in Greenpoint pop up, they tend to get our attention. The townhouse that is home to this pair of unique dwellings is, we’re told, owner-occupied, and we’re guessing the same owner made the effort to design these unique interiors with international flair, from the mahogany cabinetry and French-style mahogany windows to antique Moroccan tiling and hand-rubbed plaster walls. The higher-floor unit ($3,680/month) is slightly larger and has been divided to create two bedrooms, while the parlor-floor apartment ($3,280/month) has more of an open loft layout. In both, you get a spin-the-compass approach to home design while keeping quality and comfort in mind.
Apartment 2 is a two-bedroom home on quiet, residential Leonard Street a short distance from Greenpoint/Williamsburg favorite McCarren Park. The third floor apartment has high ceilings that frame a custom-designed perfectly-rustic kitchen with sunshine-hued floor tiles (both apartments are available furnished, so there’s no need to disturb the total look).
Antique Moroccan tiling, hand-rubbed plaster walls, exposed brick, vintage lighting and original wood flooring are the result of many an inspired design decision, and a deep kitchen sink, a professional vented range and an oversized bath with a rain shower hold up the practical side.
Bedrooms are on opposite sides of the apartment to maximize privacy, but the home’s common space is too cool not to want to hang out, and storage is plentiful throughout.
Photo-op worthy details like colorful bathroom tiles and gold-toned fixtures make every room a visual experience.
Apartment 1 is on the parlor floor and offers another opportunity to behold unique and colorful arty bits. The kitchen here rocks a hefty farmhouse sink, carefully-mismatched natural wood cabinetry and shelving, white-painted brick walls, tile countertops and industrial lighting.
Other than being one bedroom smaller than the higher unit, the parlor floor lacks walls, giving it a loft-y feel.
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Images courtesy of Sotheby’s.
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Neighborhoods : Greenpoint