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