Rental listings, particularly under a certain price point, often mean sanitized white boxes with little to jog the imagination about what home there could look like. But a new Chelsea rental turns that concept on its head. The one-bedroom apartment recently appeared on the market dressed to the nines, helping future renters imagine its potential.
And it’s not hard to do: The prewar apartment at 155 West 20th Street comes with glorious Art Deco-style touches, from original built-ins to graciously sized rooms with high-end fixtures. The apartment opens onto a small entry foyer with a walk-in closet and lets onto a dining area. A sunken living room has been kitted out with recessed lighting, more built-ins, and custom wood blinds in front of a large, south-facing window overlooking 20th Street.
The kitchen is far from par for a rental too, with a mirrored backsplash, granite countertops, Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and oven, and under-cabinet lighting.
The corner bedroom is large enough to fit a king-sized bed, and has a California custom closet. The bathroom has been renovated with Ann Sacks marble and includes a glass-enclosed shower stall, a Toto toilet, and a custom oak vanity and built-in medicine cabinet.
So how much is the apartment asking? $5,400 per month, with Compass broker Charles Zullo. For comparison, here are some other (just fine) NYC apartments renting at a similar price point.
- Listing: 155 West 20th Street [Compass]
- For rent in New York [Curbed]