The renovation of this Clinton Hill brownstone, located at 141 Washington Avenue, has gotten love from a number of design blogs, including Apartment Therapy and Brownstoner. It's the work of husband-and-wife owners Christine Stucker Veal and James Veal, also the founders of the architecture and design studio Stewart-Schafer. Now it's up for rent, asking $10,900/month for a lease anywhere between one and 12 months.
The townhouse is only 13 feet wide, but the Veals transformed it into a bright, spacious-feeling pad by pairing the original wood beams and brick walls with minimalist, modern upgrades. The couple refinished the floors, cleaned up exposed brick, and added window trim and painting.
The townhouse has something of an unusual layout, with a duplex rental unit in the front portion of the building, on the the parlor floor and level above. As for the homeowners, they have a garden level space (which holds the kitchen, dining room and a bathroom), then an interior staircase leading to the rest of unit, in the rear portions of the parlor and second floors, plus the full top floor. This rental is for the owner's portion.
There are three bedrooms and two full baths over four stories. It's being offered furnished, with large-scale works of art lining the walls, original midcentury furniture, and custom pieces (including a queen-size walnut bed in the master).
There’s also a private, bi-level backyard that could, in better weather, function as an entertaining space. It's private to the owners of the house—and whoever happens to rent out their home.
- Listing: 141A Washington Avenue [Compass]