With a spacious and practical floor plan, some contemporary touches, and a top floor location, this one bedroom rental offers more than just a few enticements. It’s also located in an elevator building one block from Shore Park and Bay Ridge Parkway.
The six-story red-brick building at 100 Marine Avenue was completed in 1938 and has some colonial revival elements on the outside. Designed by Kavy & Kavovitt, architects of hundreds of homes in Brooklyn and Queens during the reporting period, the most noticeable feature at the street level might be the entrance.
The front door with a gooseneck gable border has elliptical windows on both sides and is framed by a flat column portico with a balustrade. However, if you look up, you can see that the architects have also incorporated a nod to traditional houses with a gable end with the silhouette of a chimney sticking out of the gable on the corner. An oversized S-style shutter dog adorns the center. With another nod, the historic tax photo shows that many of the windows on the first floor once had shutters.
The interior of the apartment has the details and layout expected for apartments of this time, especially those that are repeatedly featured in the work of Kavy & Kavovitt. The large foyer with the expected niche for the presentation of your main object has arched doors that lead to the living room, kitchen and the hallway to the bedroom. The listing does not include a floor plan, but a look at the pictures and an early brochure for the building shows that the layout likely hasn’t changed.
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The device benefits from the corner position and three exposures. The living room, dining area and bedroom have windows on two sides for good light and ventilation. There is even a window in the foyer.
There are hardwood floors and picture rails everywhere, but for lovers of vintage details, perhaps the most fascinating is the kitchen. An arched half wall separates the kitchen from the dining area, and a black and cream checkerboard tile floor extends through both. The kitchen has most of the original wooden cabinets, including a broom cupboard and a counter with a built-in cutting board. One of the upper cabinet units is missing the doors, which may make it easier to display kitchen items. There is a two-bowl enamel sink and if it is an original cabinet it will be metal, one of the “distinctive features” highlighted in the early brochure. Others include inlaid linoleum kitchen floors, colored bathroom fixtures, soundproofing, and spacious closets.
According to the original floor plan, there are four closets, including two near the entrance and one in the hallway that leads to the bathroom. The bathroom is not fully shown, although a glimpse of the hallway reveals the original peach-colored wall tiles with black edging and a color-coordinated bathtub. If it’s like the others in the building, it also has a basket-woven tile floor in black, cream, and peach.
The laundry is in the basement and the building also has a bicycle storage room. There is a firm policy of no dogs.
The device is listed with Claudia Caicedo and Fouad Rahmé from Compass and costs 1,800 US dollars per month. What do you think?
[Listing: 100 Marine Avenue, Unit 6C | Broker: Compass] GMAP
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