Built in 1891, this three-story brick townhouse at 401A Monroe Street in Bed-Stuy uses each of its three floors to the best advantage of whomever’s lucky enough to be in residence. The single-family home is available for rent for $5,500 per month beginning September 15. Within are four bedrooms, two baths, a finished basement and a private backyard.
Enter on the parlor level to high ceilings, original hardwood floors and pale white walls. The home’s current owner has designed and built a custom window seat with storage in the living room.
Well-crafted handmade details can be found throughout. You’ll also original tin ceilings, pocket doors and light fixtures to complement the contemporary craftsmanship.
A sunny kitchen offers stainless steel appliances and a custom island handmade by the homeowner.
Just off the kitchen is a decked backyard. Create an outdoor dining room for entertaining and summer living.
On the home’s top floor are two well proportioned, light-filled bedrooms. Each has a closet and a decorative fireplace.
This floor offers a renovated bath with a stained glass skylight. A free-standing tub works with the home’s historic details.
The home’s cozy first level has a separate private entrance so it can be used as a mother-in-law or guest suite. On this garden floor you’ll find two bedrooms and a full bath complete with original claw foot tub, laundry room, and back yard access. There is also a finished basement that can be used for a music/art studio, playroom or home office, or just serve as extra storage.
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Neighborhoods : Bed-Stuy