Prospect Heights Studio With Separate Kitchen Asks $2,195 a Month


Charming touches in this pocket-size Prospect Heights studio include parquet, picture-frame moldings, and a penny-tile floor in the kitchen. Located in the historic district, it’s one of many similar units in the six-story brick elevator building at 269 Prospect Place.

The certificate of occupancy shows the building debuted in 1928 with 29 studio units and was developed by an outfit known as the Studio Building Corp. and designed by prolific Brooklyn architect firm Slee & Bryson. The developer certainly maximized the number of units on this parcel, but its focus on petite homes may have been a one-off, since Studio Building Corp.’s name appears in newspaper archives only in connection with this building. 

Known for Colonial Revival houses, Slee & Bryson applied similar decorative touches to this slim tower, including a broken-pediment entrance canopy and a Federal-style arched doorway leading to the building’s basement. A single row of arched windows are crowned with keystones, and the remaining rows of rectangular windows are topped with flared lintels with keystones.

Unit No. 4 opens to a foyer. The main room is large and rectangular, with high coved ceilings, and appears to have sufficient space for a bed, lounging, and table and chairs.

Its two windows face a fire escape, and its many period details include a picture rail, picture-frame moldings, original doors, and parquet with an inlaid border. The room also contains the apartment’s single closet.

In the all-white kitchen, there is decent storage space in Shaker-style cupboards, a Shaw-style sink, and the aforementioned penny-tile floor. The matching all-white bathroom has been updated with a builder-grade tub, vanity, and subway wall tile.

There is shared laundry in the building, according to the listing, from Marietta Niamonitakis of A.M. Residential Marketing LLC. The apartment is priced at $2,195 a month. Worth it?

[Listing: 269 Prospect Place #4 | Broker: A. M. Residential Marketing] GMAP

living space with wall moldings

kitchen with white cabinets

bathroom with white fixtures

brick buidling

The building in 2021. Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

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