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Prewar details abound in this Chelsea rental

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The Arthur, a six-story property built in Chelsea in the 1930s, reflects the style of that time, but also features up-to-date interiors. This one-bedroom rental melds past and present with details such as arched entryways and a sunken living room, along with new appliances and updated fixtures, making it an appealing spot for an Art Deco fan. Listed by Compass for $4,850 per month, the unit is on the pricier end for the area, according to a StreetEasy search, which might be explained by its central location and recent renovation.

No open-plan layout here: This apartment is ideal for those who like the discrete spaces found more often in prewar design. You'll enter a long foyer and step down into the sunken living room, which features dark wood floors, two large north-facing windows, and enough square footage for a small dining room table.

The kitchen appears well-lit and has a generous amount of storage space, as well as new, stainless steel appliances, stone counters, and white lacquer cabinets. You'll find a dishwasher here, as well as a washer and dryer in a nook across the hall. 

The sizeable bedroom has a corner position, meaning its multiple windows let in plenty of light; just outside is a short hallway lined with closets, and there's an additional closet in the room as well. The bathroom looks sleek and bright, though there's only a shower stall, so this may not be a good match for those who like a long soak in the tub. 

The Arthur is loaded with amenities, including full-time doorman and concierge services, a gym, and multiple outdoor spaces, including a roof deck. Plus, you'll be within walking distance of the High Line and other Chelsea highlights. 


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