clinton hill 1br

Live out all your Brooklyn-brownstone dreams in Clinton Hill.

Brooklyn-brownstone life is a dream for many New Yorkers, and it simply does not get any more classic than this. Our Rental of the Week spans a full floor of a grand, gorgeous 1901 brownstone on a tree-lined block. All the quintessential characteristics are on full display — if you’re a sucker for prewar detail, this Clinton Hill 1BR is your dream come true.

Address: 272 Clinton Ave. #1

Price: $2,000

Size: 1-bedroom

Neighborhood: Clinton Hill

Best feature: It’s a tie between the historical detail and the sheer size of this Clinton Hill 1BR. It’s a sprawling 870 square feet, with its own private entrance, lending the home a level of personal space rarely found in NYC. It’s also in a building that is sheer perfection on the outside — quintessential brownstone elegance in every way. That elegance continues on the inside with exposed brick, dark-wood wainscoting, wrought-iron window details, and not one but two decorative fireplaces. You also get access to the townhome’s shared backyard, plus Fort Greene Park is just a few blocks away.

Why it’s a deal: The median asking rent for a Clinton Hill 1BR is $2,500, according to StreetEasy’s Data Dashboard. The 1BR median in Brooklyn overall is $2,395. At $2,000 per month, this home is well below average for both the neighborhood and the borough as a whole.

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Biggest drawback: We’ll be blunt: This apartment has no oven. Not even a stovetop, although the listing does say “there’s more than enough room for a counter stovetop and an island for prepping.” So if you like to cook, keep looking. And this is the townhouse’s ground floor unit, so the windows look directly out to street level in front, and to the shared garden in back. However, it is a huge space with a ton of very desirable details, and a great bargain a great neighborhood!

See the listing: 272 Clinton Ave. #1, in Clinton Hill. Listed by Toni Martin at Corcoran.

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