cobble hill 1 bedroom - 439 hicks st

This homey Cobble Hill 1-bedroom faces a quiet and leafy courtyard.

Make yourself at home! This 1-bedroom offers just the right amount of space to get comfy, with soundproof windows in the bedroom and bright living room and kitchen windows that face a lush green courtyard. It’s all in one of Brooklyn’s loveliest neighborhoods — which happens to be one of the hottest ‘hoods in the whole city.

Address: 439 Hicks St. #4D

Price: $2,500

Size: 1-bedroom

Neighborhood: Cobble Hill

Best feature: Location, location, location! This area is quintessential “brownstone Brooklyn,” and this address falls within the landmarked Cobble Hill Historic District. The apartment itself is part of Cobble Hill Towers, a nine-building complex that dates back to the 1870s and is built around two large, central courtyards — if the kitchen’s granite countertop and stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher) aren’t enough to satisfy your culinary ambitions, the courtyards offer tables, chairs, and grills for residents to barbecue outside.

Why it’s a deal: Cobble Hill is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Brooklyn: The median rent for a 1-bedroom here is $2,740, which is several hundred dollars more than the borough’s overall median. At $2,500, this Cobble Hill 1-bedroom is $240 per month less than the average rent for the neighborhood.

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Biggest drawback: “Cobble Hill Towers” is a bit of a misnomer — the complex’s buildings are not really towers at all, and they don’t have elevators. All of which is to say, yes, this apartment is a walk-up. (But it’s only three flights up!) And the unit is a little tight on closet and storage space, though the relative lack of counter space and cabinets in the small kitchen is alleviated with lots of open shelving.

See the listing: 439 Hicks St. #4D, listed by Lilia Berzon and Gabriel Leibowitz at Douglas Elliman.

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