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Cue the Wistful Stares: Tour a Crown Heights One Bedroom

Posted by Franki Hanke on Aug 4, 2020
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Originally the 1900s home for the posh, Crown Heights holds onto historic vestiges of vintage luxury particularly in our new brownstone property on 1185 Dean Street. In the gut renovation of this Crown Heights one bedroom, we preserved and restored the original, period details. In unit #2C, the massive 1930s era bay window in original wood steals the show, proving that sometimes the view inside is better than the view looking out.

Crown Heights One Bedroom

South-Facing Light + Historic Windows

Entering the apartment, we step into the living space. Soft, diffused light floods the room when the opposite wall’s south-facing bay window is covered with sheer, filtering curtains. Opening them floods the space with a warm glow.

A Baker’s Kitchen

The kitchen begs for budding home bakers. Ample counter space waits for hand-kneading loaf after loaf. State of the art, full stainless steel appliances long for some experimentation besides focaccia while a preserved brick accent wall brings the historic past of the building into the modern interior.

Crown Heights One Bedroom

Invitingly Warm + Uniquely Modern

Moving into the open living space, the bay window steals the show. Restored, historic wood details frame three windows and the view out onto the tree-speckled street below. The otherwise clean, modern aesthetic of the space juxtaposes perfectly with the warm, wood tones of the original details. The balance creates a space that is inviting, yet contemporary.

High ceilings continue to elevate the space and further open up the living room. All the while, air conditioning units keep every inch the proper temperature. Even with all that baking going on.

Sun-filled Wake Up Calls

Attached opposite the kitchen, this Crown Heights one bedroom is spacious enough to fit a queen-sized bed alongside the room’s window. Just like the living space, light floods in from the south-facing frame. Across from the window, a generous closet is ready for all the newly acquired tie-dye loungewear collected in the past few months. Come on, I can’t be the only one…

Crown Heights One Bedroom

Hotel Bathroom Vibes

Finally, in the bathroom, leaving behind the historic originality is worth the loss. Modern tiling covers floors and walls alike though the glass walled, walk-in shower is the focal point. A tall, rain shower head furthers the experience of stepping into a luxury hotel bathroom. Just outside the door, the extra hall closet ensures there’s enough space to keep that clean feeling long-term.

Besides this Crown Heights one bedroom apartment’s own features, the building has laundry on-site and a video intercom system for visitors because they’ll surely come to swoon over the bay window. Trust.

Options for Commuting and Korma Alike

Now, in the unlikely event of wanting to leave this sun-drenched space, numerous subway options make it easy. Find A + C lines at Nostrand Ave under a quarter mile away or catch the S at Franklin Ave or Park Place under a half mile from home. Once things re-open further, the Brooklyn Museum, Botanic Garden, and Prospect Park Zoo are nearby waiting for a visit.

Sweet Brooklyn Bar beckons with steampunk decor and Stuffed Plantains worth leaving home for. If leaving is off the table, order in from nearby Bombay Spice for piles of Lamb Korma and Tandoori Chicken.

Interested in this Crown Heights One Bedroom? 

Want to skip right to lounging in front of the bay window with a book in hand? This apartment can be rented furnished, too.

In the ongoing re-opening process following the coronavirus outbreak, we continue to follow strict guidelines for health and safety. We are still conducting virtual tours, and our Instagram is blowing up with apartment walk-throughs, so you can find home even without leaving it.

To learn more about 1185 Dean Street, a one bedroom apartment in Crown Heights, contact Brooklyn Rents. We’re here to find home.

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