Rental pick of the week

This one-bedroom rental, in an Art Deco Chelsea building, is full of pre-war flourishes (and you'll get one month free!)

By Alanna Schubach | August 1, 2017 - 1:00PM 

From a stylish entry foyer to a sunken living room to a separate dining area, this fifth-floor, one-bedroom, one-bath rental retains the pre-war features that so many New Yorkers covet, along with quality of life-enhancing updates. Plus, the building, The Arthur, offers a number of amenities, and a central Chelsea location, close to the A, C, E, and 1 trains. Listed by Compass for $5,450 per month, the apartment's price is a bit high relative to similar ones, according to a StreetEasy search, but note that the broker fee, as well as one month of rent, is waived.


You'll enter the home via an arched doorway, which leads to a foyer with ample wall space for displaying art. Step down to the sunken living and dining area, where you'll find built-in shelving and large windows for plenty of light. And the galley kitchen has been modernized with white lacquer cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and Caesarstone counters. Across from the kitchen, there's also an in-unit washer and dryer. 

At the opposite end of the unit, you'll find the bedroom, which includes a large closet with built-in shelves; the bathroom is outfitted with porcelain tiles and a glass-enclosed rain shower. 

The apartment comes with central air; building amenities include 24-hour doorman service, a gym, private storage, and a newly revamped roof deck with barbecues and plenty of space to lounge al fresco.  


Alanna Schubach

Contributing writer

Contributing editor Alanna Schubach has over a decade of experience as a New York City-based freelance journalist.

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