It’s always fun when yet another listing with a shower in the kitchen surfaces; 6sqft has covered versions of the quirky New York City phenomenon previously. The East Village and LES are the usual suspects, and this Bed-Stuy brownstone home makes the kitchen shower look positively chic. But once again, lovely, expensive Williamsburg draws the short straw. For a mere $1,574 a month ($1,604 for a two-year lease), you, too, can discover the joys of the shower beer.
To be fair, the one-bedroom at 18 Skillman Avenue has some definite selling points. It’s rent stabilized, for one, and the neighborhood is popular, convenient (except for that year without the L train) and fun.
The apartment’s actually pretty cute
Yep, it’s a real one-bedroom, separate kitchen and all. Which is a good thing, because that’s where the shower is. It seems as if we just got done marveling at that Lower East Side pad with a similar setup; now, Real Estate Weekly informs us, we’re invited to behold this red hot value of a listing at 255 Powers Street. Let’s take a look at what’s included in that sounds-too-good-to-be-true rent in the L train-friendly environs of East Williamsburg.
Get a look
We’ve seen apartments with showers proudly displayed in the kitchen before (like this $1,795/month unit on the Lower East Side), but now city dwellers who can’t afford a separate bathroom can get an upgrade–in the form of a fancy clawfoot tub in the kitchen.
EV Grieve noticed two listings in the East Village at 328 East 6th Street for studios that seem to tout their “tenement roots” by overemphasizing the “beautiful claw foot tub in the living space” (and by living space they mean directly next to the sink where you’ll wash your vegetables). They’re available for $1,800 and $1,900/month, which, according to the listings, is “the best deal for the dollar in this hood.”
Check ’em out
If you’re going to be that landlord who puts a shower in the kitchen, there’s really no point in being subtle. This Lower East Side apartment located at 27 Orchard Street at Delancey has nothing to hide, prominently displaying its shower stall in all its glory front and center. While this type of living situation typically screams studio apartment, the “old world style” pad is actually a one-bedroom that’s “better than your average studio!”
More on this apartment here