Modest for its time, this brick row house for rent in Park Slope offers space to spread out amid high ceilings and graceful details. Although only 16.67 feet wide, according to PropertyShark, the circa 1860s Anglo-Italian at 428 11th Street has well proportioned rooms over two floors.
The first of those floors was set directly on the ground, as the house was built without a stoop or raised parlor level. One step leads to the front door, shaded by a deep curved brownstone door hood. The windows are trimmed in brownstone, and a black-painted cornice is supported by slender tapering brackets.
Part of a row of six, the two-room-deep house has its original stair with curving mahogany newel posts and bannister, wood floors, and moldings. The long front parlor, shown set up as a dining room, has typical Italianate deep window moldings and crown molding, a hand-formed foliate plaster medallion, and carved marble mantel with arched firebox.
There are built-in bookcases and, along the back wall, an arched and bracketed niche and a single door leading to the rear parlor. The latter, shown in use as a living room, spans the full width of the house and has another marble mantel, built-in sideboard with glass-fronted dish cupboard, closet, and tin ceiling with deep crown.
In an adjacent extension is a small, modern kitchen with minimalist white cupboards, dishwasher, windows on two sides, and a door leading out to the garden. The backyard has a brick patio and expanse of gravel ringed by flower beds filled with greenery, a trellis with vines, and a wooden bench.
On the house’s top story are four bedrooms. The two big ones have a carved marble mantel and two windows apiece. One of the smaller bedrooms has built-in shelving and appears to be in use as a walk-in closet.
A glimpse of a circa 1960s bathroom with square white wall and floor tile and blue tub is visible in one of the photos. It’s located off the stair hall and set between the two biggest bedrooms.
A washer and dryer are located in the “basement,” according to the listing, and the house also has a half bathroom. A hatch visible in the backyard indicates the house likely has a below-grade cellar.
Property records show the dwelling has not changed hands in decades. It was last advertised for rent in 2016 when it was asking $5,300 a month. Listed by Isabelle Lion Betancourt of Dwell Residential Inc., the house is now available for $7,200 a month. What do you think?
[Listing: 428 11th Street | Broker: Dwell Residential Inc.] GMAP