Thursday, February 18, 2010
This one has been on my mind for a while. I have spotted a very unusual rental up on East 59th Street, or should I say behind 59th Street. It is one of those rare offerings, your own detached carriage house. It is 3 stories, has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a 300sf patio and small roof deck. Each level is approximately 600 square feet with a living room, kitchen and and half bath on the first level, two bedrooms and a full bath on the 2nd level, and a sky lit 600sf master suite with full bath on the 3rd level. The entire home is bright with little obstruction to the south and tons of windows facing south and west. The owner is paying the fee, and considering the time on the market, which has been a few months at this point you can assume that the price is negotiable. The home does have its negatives: while it is relatively quiet and off the street (behind a 4 story walk-up), that street is 59th Street, east of Third Avenue, and there is no shortage of traffic. Also, despite having the requisite washer/dryer and 2.5 baths, the finishes are dated. But, where else can you find a stand alone home in Midtown for this kind of price? More Info: $5800: 50's East Private Carriage House.