Appearing well kept and full of original details, this four-room apartment has high ceilings, wood floors, and two mantels. It’s on the parlor floor of a three-story, three-unit brick house at 515 Chauncey Street in Ocean Hill.
It’s part of a sunset-hued row of three with plain brick fronts, brownstone trim, and pressed metal cornices built as two-family dwellings. The red, orange, and rust colored grouping was part of a new wave of development here in the 1890s following the expansion of the modern street grid.
That development erased the Jamaica Turnpike, a central thoroughfare whose origins predate European contact, which ran right across the street in what is now Marion Hopkinson Park.
The front parlor has a columned wood mantle, crown molding, and parquet. A decorative screen with columns and fretwork divides it from a second parlor with a closet. In the rear of the unit is a large bedroom with a closet and a stone mantel with incised details.
To the side is the kitchen and a small bathroom, both updated. The kitchen has a long run of wood cupboards and a stone counter. The bathroom has a tub with shower and tile floor.
The house has been in the same family since at least 2004, property records show. Listed by Maria A Flateau of Flateau Realty, the apartment is priced at $2,250 a month. Decent deal?
[Listing: 515 Chauncey Street #2 | Broker: Flateau Realty] GMAP