This pretty swank Bed Stuy duplex for rent has loads of original details, an optimal layout with a kitchen on the parlor floor, and outdoor space. It takes up the top two floors of a circa 1890s brownstone at 556 Putnam Avenue in Bed Study.
There are high ceilings, moldings, fretwork, stained glass, and wood floors throughout. The parlor floor has a long living room with pier mirror and bay window, dining room with decorative mantel and built-in shelves, and kitchen in an extension with bay window.
While not the latest style, the kitchen is large with plenty of storage and extensive stone counters, a dishwasher and tile floors. There is space for a small table and chairs in the bay window, which has wood paneling and stained glass. Also on this floor is a powder room with console sink, bead board and penny-tile floor.
A door in the dining room leads out to a deck with stairs down to the shared landscaped garden. A horizontal fence encloses a raised wood platform with covered grill and outdoor sofa, a patch of artificial turf, stepping stones, and planting beds.
Upstairs are four bedrooms — two big, two small — and a full bathroom. One of the bedrooms has decorative plaster work above the picture rail, and both have wood mantels with original tiles. The apartment has eight closets, including a coat closet near the entry.
There is laundry and more storage in the basement, shared with the occupants of the two-bedroom garden floor unit, also a rental.
One thing to note: The listing, which does not mention air conditioning, specifies that rent does not include any utilities. Photos show one forced-air grille and a glimpse of a baseboard heater.
Pets are allowed, and the no-fee unit is available to rent starting July 1, according to listing agents Lois Thompson and Tanya Harper Thornhill of Compass. The asking rent is $5,000 a month. What do you think?
[Listing: 556 Putnam Avenue, #2 | Broker: Compass] GMAP