Great deals abound in Brooklyn. But much about a large, beautifully renovated, easily divisible 2-bedroom / 2-bathroom unit in a historic town hall? With in-unit laundry and a big backyard? Now that’s something to shout about. No wonder this charming Crown Heights 2BR, on the edge of the historic downtown area, is our Rent of the Week. Surround a roommate and watch!
Address: 1583 Pacific St.
Price: $ 2,400
Neighborhood: Crown Hills
Best feature: The refurbishment of this Crown Heights 2BR is really well done. Both bathrooms are elegant and modern, as is the kitchen – with granite counters and new stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. Both bedrooms are comfortable sizes, not cramped, and in-unit laundry is a huge bonus. Pre-war details are also preserved, such as this beautiful fireplace. And the unit shares a very equal share: Each roommate is given their own bedroom and bathroom, with the large backyard accessed by a generous shared lounge. It is also just a quick walk from the A and C trains, for easy journeys.
Why it is a deal: The average to apply for rent for a home in Crown Heights is $ 2,500, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That means our Rental of the Week, even with laundry, dishwasher and backyard, is still $ 100 a month cheaper than average for the neighborhood. Bela!
Greater disadvantage: This is true garden apartment, which means it is on the ground level. Single storey accommodation has many advantages – like that backyard! – but it’s not for everyone. And one of the two bedrooms here seems to have only an internal window. It still gets a good light, but it doesn’t open directly to the outside.