Warren Mews in Cobble Hill is one of those ridiculously charming semi-hidden streets that doesn’t quite feel like it fits in with the rest of New York City (particularly since this one is a stone’s throw from the roar of the BQE).
Available homes on that block, which is lined with former workingman’s cottages, are few and far between—but one just hit the rental market, with a price tag of $6,300/month, and it’s a beaut.
The house itself, located at 1 Warren Place, was the subject of a New York Times writeup in 2014 that thoroughly details the $550,000 renovation of this 19th-century home. It was basically gutted, and Ensemble Architecture (which worked on the revamp) added features like a skylight, an open staircase, and exposed beams to make the 1,000-square-foot space seem larger. (Here’s what it looked like before.)
The whole thing was given a stylish, shelter-mag-friendly makeover, with rich colors and a rustic-chic aesthetic throughout. But perhaps the home’s coolest feature is a small, modern shed in the backyard, which was retooled as a writer’s studio and can be used year-round.
As for the practical details, the house has two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, with the dining room and kitchen on the ground floor, an office and living room on the first floor, and the two bedrooms on the second floor. It’s not huge, but if you’ve ever dreamed of living on Warren Mews—and in a charming, stylish home to boot—this could be your lucky day.
- Listing: 1 Warren Place [Corcoran]
- Spies Like Us [NYT]