Rental pick of the week

The wow factor is high in this recently-renovated, historic Gramercy Park brownstone rental

By Alanna Schubach | July 25, 2017 - 12:59PM 

This four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath brownstone is made for those who want to live in a (revamped) piece of history without the commitment of ownership: The four-story home, built in 1851, is listed by Halstead as a rental, for $19,500 per month. What you get for that hefty price is a wealth of classic details that will transport you to a very different NYC, from an elegant foyer to French doors to marble fireplaces. Plus, there's a rooftop patio—and the apartment can come to you fully or partially furnished. 

In addition to the marble fireplace that anchors the living room—which also includes a Juliet balcony—you'll find more eye-pleasing historic details, like the carved ceiling in a lovely sitting area, more crown moldings in the dining room, which opens onto a lush-looking back patio, and the arched entryway to the galley kitchen. The latter also features marble countertops, abundant storage, and reclaimed terra cotta floor tiles. 

On the third floor, you'll find the master suite, a private space with another marble fireplace, an attached dressing room, and a bathroom done up with soothing gray tile, double sinks, and high-end fixtures. There are two more bedrooms and a bathroom on the top floor. 

The home is capped off with a roof deck that serves as a little sanctuary from the bustle of downtown, offering views of the park. The listing notes that there is also a washer and dryer in the home, and pets are permitted.


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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