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This duplex rental in a brownstone at 393 10th Street in Park Slope has “family-friendly” written all over it, and a not-too-steep price tag of $4,995 a month. Along with its location in the stroller-heavy Brooklyn neighborhood, there are four bedrooms (three upstairs and one down), so no one has to share space or—by extension—stuff; two full bathrooms (one upstairs and one down) so no one has to wait for a bath or a toilet; plus two walk-in closets for storing a family’s worth of clothes, shoes, toys and equipment.
The lower level has a large kitchen that doubles as a dining room and an equally large living room, with a space between the two that can function as an office or homework area. Inside the downstairs bathroom is a washer/dryer, the jewel of any family rental. New windows, hardwood floors, decorative moldings and tin ceilings are also bonuses (natural light and charm!).
On the potential downside, the kitchen lacks counter space and storage (though a freestanding kitchen island can help) and there are a lot of stairs (the duplex is one flight up via a private vestibule and there’s, of course, another staircase to the top floor).
At $4,995 a month, it may even be a bit cheaper than other four-bedrooms for rent in Park Slope, according to StreetEasy. And that may be a small price to pay for access to Prospect Park, which is just a couple of blocks away, and PS 39, the small and increasingly popular neighborhood school for which this apartment is zoned.