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Here Now, Brooklyn's 10 Most Expensive Apartments For Rent

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Attempting to round up the most expensive rental apartments in all of New York City leaves us with options that are only in Manhattan, asking upwards of $70,000 a month. But limiting the search to Brooklyn yields some slightly more accessible options; namely, the fanciest townhouses and chicest condos that the borough has to offer. We start with No. 10, the historic-looking yet rather bare Park Slope townhouse pictured above. Asking $12,500/month, the eight-bedroom, three-bathroom home has several elegant chandeliers, original crown moldings, and wood-and-stone fireplace mantles. It might need some updating—and some furniture—but there's also a clawfoot tub. It balances out, right?

↑ Over to Boerum Hill, where a new 4BR/4BA townhouse on State Street designed by respected architects Rogers/Marvel is asking $13,500/month. Over 3,400 square feet, there's a double-height entertaining space, a 20-foot-high north-facing glass wall, a massive skylight, and nice outdoor space. The basement comes finished, complete with wine storage and a family room. We only wish there were better photographs.

A triplex with five bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms that dates back to 1864, this apartment at 234 Warren Street in Cobble Hill is available on August 15. For $14,500/month, you get 3,000 square feet of space (which includes a giant, currently stuffed walk-in closet), three wood-burning fireplaces, a deck, and a private garden. Some nice tilework in the bathroom, too.

↑ An even $15,000/month gets you this two-bedroom, 2.5-bath Brooklyn Heights triplex. A brownstone facade that dates back to the 1880s belies the updated interiors at 9 Pierrepont Street, with its transparent staircase (not for the acrophobic!), 53-foot-long living area, and 18-foot-high parlor ceilings. Plus, there's a private garden out back. It's only available till August, so act now.

↑ Another $15,000/month triplex on the rental market, this time on Tompkins Place in Cobble Hill. It includes, in no particular order: five bedrooms, a laundry room, two bathrooms, a private deck, and elaborately carved lintels on the brownstone facade. Of course, because it's a Brooklyn brownstone, there's some nice millwork and a couple of fireplaces.

↑ "Is this the most charming carriage house in all of Brooklyn?" we asked, when the 3BR/2.5BA Cobble Hill home came onto the rental market in February. Probably. What the three-story home lacks in size (a relatively petite 2,000 square feet) it makes up for in sheer adorable-ness. Beamed ceilings, sliding windowed barn doors and floors made of restored pine are interior perks, while outdoors there's a private driveway, bluestone patio, and a grill-equipped dining area. It's available on June 1 for three to six months, fully furnished. Cost: this one's yet another $15,000/month-er.

↑ Coming in at an even $16,000/month is a five-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhouse in Park Slope. Located on 2nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues and available on July 1, the recently renovated 4,000-square-foot home has an "eat-in country kitchen," backyard, and working gas fireplace in the library. Nice woodwork, too.

↑ A massive duplex at 189 Bridge Street that we once called Downtown Brooklyn's Miami Vice penthouse wants $19,500/month. The Bridgeview Tower 5BR/5BA hasn't had much luck selling since it went on the market in 2010, but maybe a renter will be more taken by the sweeping double staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, five balconies, and two terraces.

↑ The runner-up is this $25,000/month townhouse on Brooklyn Heights' Cranberry Street. No. 11 is 6,000 square feet worth of 5BR/4.5BA goodness, with a backyard and roof deck, four working fireplaces, and two kitchens. The listing says there's room for up to seven bedrooms and that it's available as of July 1.

↑ Drumroll, please. The most expensive rental in Brooklyn is, of course, a townhouse with both historic details and modern trappings. As the brokerbabble puts it, the $35,000/month six-bedroom, four-bathroom, three-half-bath Cobble Hill home has it all, "from the exquisite original crown moldings, grand windows and soaring ceilings to the incredible heated endless pool, rooftop art gallery and fully soundproofed 'man cave' with separate workshop." 227 Clinton Street was built in 1889 and underwent a full renovation in 2012.
· Brooklyn Rentals [StreetEasy]
· The Ten Most Expensive Rental Listings In New York City [Curbed]

189 Bridge Street

189 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY