, Mon, September 14, 2020
Photos by RISE Media, courtesy of The Corcoran Group
Not many people can say they live in a 19th-century carriage house, but here’s a rare opportunity to rent a large, one-bedroom apartment in one in Cobble Hill. Built in 1830, 173 Pacific Street is comprised of two units, and this one is on the second level. Highlights include beamed ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, and a rear balcony. The home is asking $4,100 a month.
Though this 1830s livery stable on a picturesque Cobble Hill block offers seemingly endless charms on its own, the three-story, 4,300-square-foot home may have one of the more unique carriage house histories we’ve heard: It’s believed that between 1915 and 1920 the stable was used to house zebras when what is now the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus was in town—the building next door was used to hold the elephants. If that’s not enough distinction, the adorable carriage house belonging to singer Norah Jones—it also appeared in the Julia Roberts film “Eat, Pray, Love,”—sits directly across the street. But this particular carriage house, on the market for $5.6 million, is eclectic enough without past-life zebras or celebrity neighbors, from its expansive owners’ duplex to its cozy upper floor apartment. Two decks overlooking a gorgeous rear garden and parking at the front have already won us over, and that’s before we’ve even gone inside.
Explore this eclectic former stable