Monday, March 13, 2017

A rental for 'the most discerning guest' on 2nd Street



A duplex apartment is available for rental at 229 E. Second St., the 7-year-old condoplex between Avenue B and Avenue C.

Here are details via Streeteasy (Core is the broker):

This quintessential East Village duplex has been thoughtfully and impeccably furnished for the most discerning guest. Designed to perfection with a bohemian twist, this home boasts nearly 1,800 square feet of interior space that flows seamlessly into the well-appointed, south facing private garden oasis.

On the main level, the kitchen – built for a chef – offers an abundance of storage space, under cabinet lighting and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. The living and dining area feature 19-foot ceilings that flow into a solarium with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors allowing for a fluid transition from indoor to outdoor living.

The upper level, accessible by the custom staircase or private elevator access is home to the three bedrooms and two bathrooms all with ample closet space and brand new linens. Additional features include a Bosch washer/dryer, an integrated Sonos speaker system, and an energy efficient HVAC system operated by Nest.

A quick look...





The asking rent is $14,000. (Monthly.) It is available furnished only, with a six-month minimum.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Million dollar condos hit the market on East Second Street

229 E. Second St. sprouts a roof deck

[No. 229 in 2007]

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

These listings have become a parody of themselves, cut and paste nonsense the worst line being "Designed to perfection with a bohemian twist".

Anonymous said...

Wow I almost want to live there again (NOT!)

Scuba Diva said...

Think what an awesome frat house this would make! Laundry on the premises!

Giovanni said...

Have you met any real estate agents? My neighbor is one, and beleive me they are not the sharpest knives in the drawer. They are modern age snake oil salesmen. They just string a bunch of nice sounding words together to make something sound good to get you to pay through the nose, but their words make almost no sense and bear little resemblance to reality. For instance, what does "quintessential East Village duplex" even mean? What does a quintessential East Village duplex look like anyway? Does that place look like a typical East Village duplex? Or even the best? I've seen a few places that put that to shame. And what about the "garden oasis"? Is there a watering hole out there, and are the camels included, or are they extra? This reads like a Mad Lib of real estate hypedom, humor without a punchline.

Gojira said...

Can someone please point out the "bohemian twist" elements to me? Is it the "private garden oasis"? (What, for growing their own marijuana?) The chef's kitchen with "abundance of storage space, under cabinet lighting and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances"? (Yeah, every bohemian I ever knew had s secret desire to throw down with Julia Child.) The "solarium"? (Bohemians need that Vitamin D.) The "private elevator access?" (Can't climb stairs in those skin-tight black jeans and sunglasses.) Or the "Bosch washer/dryer, integrated Sonos speaker system, and energy efficient HVAC system operated by Nest"? Or did someone just open the "Realtor Listing Gobbledygook Handbook," close their eyes, and point, since all of these listings read as totally interchangeable?

Oh wait, could it be because the building that houses this boho palace is somewhere in the vicinity of - graffiti? Yep, that must be it. Edgy!

DrGecko said...

This is for rental to a "guest." Nobody is supposed to feel at home there.

FOR RENT TO TRANSIENTS ONLY

Donnie Moder said...

Are you talking about Trump?

Anonymous said...

I too have never met a real-estate sales person and got the impression of a high wattage bulb yet a real-estate salesman is now the US President.

Anonymous said...

Real estate agents that push prices higher in owners/landlord ears to get listings, and use this vitriol are bad.

Real estate agents that sell with soul, provide a service (helping with attorneys, bank mortgages, co-op applications etc.) helping out their buyers and sellers and landlords are good.

They are not all bad people. I was one. nothing makes me wish I could get back into the game and undercut the entire industry (6% for sales 15% for rentals is outrageous). But the competition, the splits, the tax man, and the very jading environment of hyper luxury development ousting the middle class all makes it a steaming pile of #$%^. But please remember not all apples in a bushel are the same.

Anonymous said...

Needs more Photoshop. I mean, the photos look quite glassy and artificial as they are, but I think they could do better. By better I mean worse of course.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who this flowery marketing prose is aimed at as a audience. But really do you think people who can afford 14,000 a month for a rental read this nonsense? People with that type of money are more than likely branding their own market. So a quote from a old drunk I once knew "Don't shit a shiter"

Anonymous said...

The rich suits from the upper east side want to come downtown and be "bohemian" -- but in an elitist fashion. Just because you can gentrify your way in with your money does not mean you belong here, suits. And this includes the new money-chasing tech people too.

cmarrtyy said...

"Bohemian twist"? Isn't that an EV chokehold? Just saying.

Anonymous said...

@11:26 AM
Agree with what you have said, most people posting here are talking about the carpet bagger kind of real-estate sales person not those doing an honest job.

Anonymous said...

All of that south facing glass is a huge waste of electricity. How much heat will that generate in the summer? How much will it cost in dollars and earth resources to keep the place cool? Disgusting!!!

I can afford the price of ConEd to air condition my whole apartment in the summer. But choose to only moderately cool the bedroom to be nicer to Mother Earth.

NOTORIOUS said...

The hooker who lives in the doorway whipped out her bohemian twist the other night. The crack whores weren't impressed. Tough crowd.