No-Fee Bed Study Garden Duplex Asks $6,250

With a plethora of original details plus updated kitchens and baths, this well-kept duplex looks much as it did when first built. It takes up the garden and parlor floors of a circa-1900 three-story two-family sandstone house at 597 Jefferson Avenue in Bed Study.

At the turn of that century, the owner’s duplex layout would have consisted of a dining room and kitchen on the garden level, with parlors and bedrooms above. Now, the flexible setup has at least three bedrooms — though you could make it five — and two full bathrooms, one on each level.

The ceilings are high, and there is original woodwork, wainscoting, a fretwork screen over columns separating the two parlors, and parquet floors with inlaid borders throughout. The two front rooms both have period wood mantels with tiles.

The spacious ground-floor kitchen has a tin ceiling, original built-in dish cupboard, and a run of newer cupboards that includes a dishwasher. Adjacent are closets, a pantry, laundry, and a pass-through that likely has more built-in cupboards, the floor plan shows.

The garden-level bathroom has a step-in shower with hex tiles, and the parlor-floor bath has a rounded corner tub, subway tile on the walls, and modern black hex-tile floor.

The backyard’s concrete patio ringed with planting beds could benefit from an enthusiastic gardener with a green thumb. Small pets are OK, and cellar storage is an option, according to the listing.

The house’s classical Renaissance Revival facade includes a three-sided bay, elegant horizontal lines, columns, scroll details, and a bracing Beaux-Arts-style cornice.

Listed by Alexandra Gupta of Corcoran, the apartment is priced at $6,250 a month. There are no brokerage fees. Worth it?

[Listing: 597 Jefferson Avenue #1 | Broker: Corcoran] GMAP

original dining room with a mantle

kitchen with tin ceiling

fretwork between front parlor and middle parlor

bedroom with bay window

small bedroom with one window

bathroom with glass shower doors

bathroom with black hex tile floor and white fixtures

rear yard with concrete patio

exterior of angled bay front row house

floor plan showing garden and parlor levels

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