A one-bedroom for rent on the garden floor of an 1890 Bed Stuy brownstone is well-preserved, plus outdoor space and modern conveniences. The latter have air conditioning and in-unit laundry facilities.

A private entrance leads to the attractive front room with original details such as woodwork, panelling, a decorative wooden fireplace with original tiled floor, parquet floor and an alcove lined with beaded planks. Originally a whole-house dining room at 580 Decatur Street – a two-family home converted from a single-family home – it now serves as a living room and can also easily fit on a desk, record collection or books.

At the rear is the bedroom and a spacious kitchen. The bedroom has two windows and is big enough for a queen bed. Off a nearby hallway is the modern bathroom, all in white with subway tile, penny tile floors, tiled tub with shower and pedestal sink.

The windowed kitchen has many dark wood cabinets, a long white stone counter, beaded walls and a tiled floor. There is a dishwasher and ceiling fan (the other main rooms also have fans).


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A glass door opens onto a large patio enclosed by a wooden horizontal fence separating it from the rest of the backyard. There is plenty of room for furniture and container gardening.

The utility room separating the kitchen and living room appears relatively intact, with two closets and a laundry room with washer and dryer. go through a map in an old listPossibly there is also an original built-in dishwasher.

Heat and hot water are included in the rental price which is $2,300 per month. The listing agent is Jacqueline DeVane of Brown Harris Stevens, who does not charge the tenant a fee, but shares a commission with a tenant’s real estate agent. Worth a look?

[Listing: 580 Decatur Street #1 | Broker: Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

interior of 580 Decatur Street

interior of 580 Decatur Street

interior of 580 Decatur Street

interior of 580 Decatur Street

interior of 580 Decatur Street

interior of 580 Decatur Street

interior of 580 Decatur Street

exterior of 580 Decatur Street

exterior of 580 Decatur Street

exterior of 580 Decatur Street

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