Is there anything dreamier than a Brooklyn brownstone? Popularized in the mid-19th century, brownstones blend the streamlined space-efficiency of a rowhouse with the decadent natural hues and carved details of Romantic Classicism. This style of townhouse has endured the test of time, and is plentiful in “brownstone Brooklyn” neighborhoods such as Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and Brooklyn Heights. To celebrate these quintessential abodes, we’re sharing five rentals in classic brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods. While not all of the units featured on this list are actually located within brownstones, all of them plant lucky renters right in the middle of idyllic tree-and-brownstone-lined streets. And remember that if nothing below satisfies you, there are hundreds more rentals available on StreetEasy.
First up in our roundup of rentals in classic brownstone neighborhoods under $2,500 is this 1-bedroom. For just $2,449 per month, you get access to a modern marvel in the middle of picturesque Clinton Hill. An abundance of natural light benefits the bedroom, which is spacious enough for a large bed plus designated desk area. And there are plenty of places to soak up the summer sun, from the sweeping rooftop to the shared, partially paved backyard.
Next up is this $2,495 per month residence in historic Prospect Lefferts Gardens. This 1-bedroom has an extremely flexible floorplan, with the living room flowing seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen. Speaking of which, we can’t get enough of the kitchen’s recent renovations: gleaming white cabinetry, a massive wood island centerpiece, and a convenient combination washer/dryer machine. The large bedroom boasts gorgeous oak floors and double exposures.
You’ll love this sweet Brooklyn Heights studio, whose 10-foot high ceilings are punctuated by elegant exposed beams. Other notable design features include bright red backsplash in the kitchen; arched, built-in shelving; and parquet wood flooring. Plus, for $2,500 per month, you’re only blocks away from remarkable attractions like the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and DUMBO.
This Park Slope apartment is a cozy bohemian dream. Offered at $2,500 per month, it comes with an exposed brick mantle in the living room, and stylish French doors leading into the bedroom and en-suite bathroom. There’s also a separate dining nook set in front of an extra large window, plus charming views from its second floor walk-up height. Its location can’t be beat either, as it’s just a short stroll to all the restaurants, shops, and nightlife that line bustling 5th Avenue.
Last but certainly not least on our list of rentals in classic brownstone neighborhoods under $2,500 is this Cobble Hill 1-bedroom. An extra long kitchen offers ample cabinet and counter real estate. A generous bedroom layout allows for multiple furnishings that don’t even come close to crowding the space. A gorgeous marbled bathroom provides a peaceful spa-like environment. And at $2,400 per month, it’s the most affordable rental on this list. Score!