Rental pick of the week

Rent a one bedroom with 14-foot ceilings in a converted Cobble Hill school

By Alanna Schubach | November 7, 2017 - 12:15PM 

In a past life, 174 Pacific St., built in 1901, was a New York City public school, and its red brick facade is a dead giveaway. Inside, the space has been converted to high-end rentals with similarly high ceilings.

In this one bedroom, one-and-a-half bath, the floors and parts of the living room were adapted from the school's gymnasium. There's also a wood-burning fireplace and a few other bells and whistles. The apartment is listed as renting for $5,000 a month.

From above, the open plan living and dining area looks well lit thanks to tall windows reaching. The ceiling height is halved elsewhere by a loft area. The kitchen makes efficient use of its square footage with plenty of storage. There are also luxe appliances and marble countertops. 

The bedroom is off the kitchen and includes a walk-in closet. Off the living room is another space that the listing describes as a bedroom, but given its small size and lack of closets, it's probably better suited as an office. Both bathrooms are sleek and minimalist in design—as well as storage space. The full bath has a walk-in rain shower.

The loft area could be used for storage, or as a cozy reading nook. 

There's also an in-unit washer and dryer; parking is available for an additional fee; and the apartment can come furnished. The building is pet-friendly and has a bike room. It's a few blocks from a host of transit options, including the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains at Borough Hall and the A, C, and F trains at Jay Street-MetroTech. 


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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