Over at 264 E. Seventh St., on the lovely block between Avenue C and Avenue D, you can rent a new-to-market five-bedroom duplex in a 1842 Greek Revival house (one of six along here).
Let's check out the Spire Group listing:
This is a rare unit in a charming brownstone on one of the most scenic blocks in the east village. It's directly across the street from the beautiful Flowerbox Building [EVG note: This is a selling point????]. This is an absolutely enormous duplex with a private patio, leading down to a large private garden.
• Enormous living/ dining with white washed exposed brick wall
• 12 foot ceilings with halogen dimmer lighting
• Large Eat in kitchen on top floor leading out to private patio with staircase down to garden
• On top level, one large bedroom, one enormous one
• 2nd private exit to garden on bottom level
• On garden level, 3 large bedrooms
The asking rent is $5,500.
While the inside looks all fine and dandy... the garden is the selling point... (not sure if the hammock is part of the deal)...
If you like the rental, then consider buying the whole building, which has been on the market for the past five months. The current price is $4.395 million.
Per the Streeteasy listing:
No. 264 "offers a rare opportunity to create a unique single family townhouse with approx. 4,000 additional square feet available to enlarge the house to a total of 8,200 buildable square feet."
So it's possible your rental might be on the short-term side... ditto for the charming brownstone in its current state.
that garden looks like it needs a good weeding!
Nice! I can't afford it though.
If the building sells it will be either demolished, stripped of any or all of its original facade and historical details and grown another 2 stories. $4 million is too much for a fixer upper.
that is a ridiculously reasonable rent for 5 friends to split. i've always been amazed at the relative affordability in NYC once you get above 3 BR. it's just hard to keep that many people under one roof whom you can trust/get along with.
I know I'm going to get clobbered for saying this, but that is actually a reasonable rent, considering it's 5 bedrooms and a nice garden. I have friends in Brooklyn who pay that for 2-bedrooms. And this place would easily fit a (large) family.
I have a hammock for sale if anyone interested.
More like impossible
I always wished I had an apartment with a backyard until my friend rented an apartment with a backyard that looked nice but attracted the local rats who also got into her apartment. So I will pass on this!
I've always been intrigued by this building and its unique minty green facade. Wish I could afford it.
I used to live there! Two great years spent with a group of great housemates. The building place is unique in many ways but it's also needs a lot of work done and the landlord doesn't want to know. He just wants to hold the rent down until it is sold.
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