Co-op pick of the week

An 1887 architectural gem on the Brooklyn Promenade, for $965,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
February 18, 2020 - 1:30PM

The building was designed by 19th-century architect Montrose Morris and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 


If you're a fan of turn-of-the-century architectural gems and love some quaint Brooklyn Heights action, take a look at 62 Montague St., #5A. Built in 1887 and designed by famed architect Montrose Morris, this two-bedroom, one-bath co-op is listed for $965,000 and is both an New York City Landmark and in the National Register of Historic Places.

Looking at other similar apartments in the area, this price seems low, but aside from a potentially awkward layout, the apartment doesn't seem to have huge red flags, of course further due diligence is always recommended. The co-op is located in The Arlington, a 10-story elevator building. 

The apartment has period details such as hardwood floors, detailed woodwork, tin ceilings, and a curved wall of windows in the living room. The living area also has a tiled, wood-burning fireplace, and views of the nearby Brooklyn Promenade gardens and downtown Manhattan. 

62 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

The large windowed kitchen has been modernized and features glass-faced cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a stacked washer/dryer. (One downside: it's at the other end of the apartment from where one might have a dining table.) 

62 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

The windowed bathroom has wainscotting, period fixtures and tiles. 

62 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

The bedrooms are almost of equal size. 

62 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

One bedroom can be accessed off the living room via pocket doors or, via a door from the lengthy hallway that runs most of the length of the apartment. 

62 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

62 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

The co-op has a common roof deck with harbor views, a pet-friendly policy, live-in super, private storage and bike storage. Maintenance is $1,355. 

The apartment is steps from the Brooklyn Promenade, and at the end of one of Brooklyn Height's most lively blocks, populated with grocery stores, restaurants and services. The amenities of nearby Cobble Hill are a short walk, as is downtown Brooklyn. Transportation options are plentiful and include the R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. 



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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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