july 8, 2009 - A pre-post-script: we listed it on craigslist back in january and had about 6 serious viewings by people. although we weren't vetting people per se, because we were showing it for our very nice landlord there was an element of trying to find someone good for the building. an initial couple who we liked a lot and wanted to have the apartment turned out to not have enough proof of income which was sad. the couple who took it finally seemed pretty nice and loved the how huge the kitchen was. one of them was a chef. i guess we should check back and see how it's going. we just heard that a friend of a friend took the apartment next to this one that was also available. nice. the roomba (in the bottom-ish right corner) still kinda works. i need to take it apart completely and clean it out and i'm sure it'll be fine. if you were ever curious - yes, they are awesome. you need one.
We hate to give it up, but we're moving, and our great one bedroom apartment in Windsor Terrace (Brooklyn, NY) is for rent! This is a very large one bedroom, almost 1000 sq feet. There's a large eat-in kitchen, and a huge living room/dining room. The bedroom is 16 x 10, and is far down the hall from the other rooms (that's been great for having guests). The broker we used 2 years ago mentioned that the living room/dining room are so big, one of them could be used as the bedroom, and the actual bedroom could be used as a nursery/office/second bedroom. The closet space is amazing. There's a large bedroom closet, with a ton of deep storage space ABOVE the closet. Bathroom also has built-in storage space (as well as a large cabinet). There's a closet in the hallway that also has extra storage space above it. The kitchen, measuring 19 x 8, has a huge pantry for storage (we keep our bikes and air conditioners in there, as well as food and tons of other things), and many cabinets. The apartment was completely redone before we moved in two years ago--repainted, wood floors redone, all new appliances, and is in great shape. It's a really beautiful apartment too, with carved Victorian woodwork separating the living and dining rooms, beautiful old fireplace and wooden mantle (fireplace isn't operational), and 10 ft high ceilings. The building is clean, nice neighbors, and the ONLY good landlord we've ever had! Besides this being a great apartment, we've loved this location as well. We are right next to the Fort Hamilton subway station on the F line which has been really handy, and the best part--only 3 short blocks from Prospect Park! The neighborhood is quiet and extremely safe, and is just 1 or 2 stops from different locations in Park Slope. And if you've ever been to Park Slope, you know there are many reasons to visit, but few to actually live there. Our landlord isn't raising the rent--it will continue to be $1875 a month. No broker or other fees of any kind for this apartment, just a security deposit. Stop by our open house this Sunday, January 4th, between 12-3 to check out this great apartment. Write me for address!