On a landmarked cobblestoned street near the border between Ridgewood and Bushwick, 1886 Stockholm Street is one of a row of quaint row houses. The duplex for rent, asking $5,700 a month, comprises the top two floors of the house, which belongs to a couple whose renovation turned the three-story house into a charming reminder of their favorite upstate farmhouse–and led to a career in interior design. The hand-built shiplap kitchen and dreamy garden are only a few highlights.
The three-bedroom, three-bath duplex is on one of Ridgewood’s prized historic blocks. Within, every detail is the result of considered design principles for daily living, from the rocking chairs on the front porch to the industrial/rustic warmth of a living room that has a place for both a working fireplace stove and an integrated surround-sound projecter that tucks away seamlessly into the ceiling. In the den stands a grand piano.
The cozy open chef’s kitchen features a Wolf range, custom shiplap cabinetry, exposed beams and gorgeous low-sheen hardwood floors. Adjacent is an open dining room and sitting room.
The kitchen looks–and opens, via French doors–out to a lovely deck and a backyard complete with ping-pong table. A quiet coffee on the deck or a post-movie party are all possible with this much outdoor space.
Upstairs is a library, complete with a rolling ladder. The sprawling master bedroom is on this floor as well, featuring oversized closets and custom cabinetry. The en suite bathroom overlooks the garden and features an old-fashioined soaking tub and a separate stall shower.
Two additional bedrooms offer lots of custom storage; the smaller of the two makes good use of the space with a built-in bed. There’s a washer/dryer unit up here as well. The home also offers a Nest central heating and cooling system for year-round comfort.
The row house is near the M train at Seneca Avenue or the L train at Dekalb, so you’re not at the mercy of the dreaded L.
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Images courtesy of Corcoran Group.
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