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Spotted in the wild: The rare Brooklyn four-bedroom rental

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This four bedroom, two bath Clinton Hill rental is an unusually big apartment that may appeal to a group of friends that wants to room together, or a big family. The unit is just a couple blocks from the Classon Avenue G station, as well as busy Bedford Avenue and Pratt Institute. Plus, the broker's fee is waived, and you'll get one month of rent free on the 18-month lease.

Listed by Bold New York for $3,850 a month (the net effective rent, once you factor in the free month, is $3,530), the rent will be under $1,000 a month per person if there are four tenants—not always easy to find in Brooklyn these days. 

The building was built in 1960, but the kitchen looks like it has been recently revamped, with dark wooden cabinetry, a tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher and a microwave. The window should help brighten things up, too. 

The listing promises "true four bedrooms," but without a floor plan, you'll need to do your due diligence to ensure that's the case. The first one here may be on the narrow side, and two seem to face an air shaft.

The rooms appear to all be in good condition, though, with hardwood floors and fresh coats of paint, and the closets look large. Another plus: No old, clanging steam radiators. 

The two bathrooms feature marble tile. One has a tub and the other, a shower stall. Pets are allowed in the building, and its location near Pratt may make it a good fit for students who know they'll be sticking around the area for at least a year and a half. 

 

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