Brooklyn’s priciest rental hits the market for $35K/month


It’s a palace fit for the borough of Kings.

A fully furnished, bohemian-chic home in Williamsburg has just hit the market for a cool $35,000 per month — making it Brooklyn’s most expensive rental, according to StreetEasy, and Williamsburg’s priciest in history, The Post has learned.

What does that sky-high price get?

Known as Casa Powers, the residence, a converted warehouse and loft at 139 Powers St., has six bedrooms and four baths, spanning across some 4,200 square feet.

A private backyard spans a massive 2,500 square feet — a rarity in the city. There’s also a private roof.

The prewar unit has been marvelously renovated and features modern amenities with soaring 15-foot ceilings, exposed brick, a custom-built library replete with a sliding ladder, climbing plants and an expansive skylight.

The foyer.
The foyer.
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The library with a sliding ladder.
The library with a sliding ladder.
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The first kitchen.
The first kitchen.
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The dining area.
The dining area.
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The center space.
The center space.
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“The entire home is rooted in comfort and style with huge plush rugs, deep couches and an immense number of cool places to wine, dine and entertain,” the listing says. “It is the perfect place to host friends or tuck in and stay cozy and chill.”

It’s $7,000 more per month than the borough’s second-priciest rental: a Fort Greene townhouse at 232 Carlton Ave., which features multi-level terraces and a rear yard, according to StreetEasy.

Back in Williamsburg, the home’s open kitchen comes complete with a breakfast nook, a mod Smeg refrigerator, open shelving, an industrial sink and a live-edge wooden island lit above by ceiling skylights, the listing says.

Above, a mid-level mezzanine comes complete with an additional living room area and an office overlooking the lower level.

Other features include a wet bar and an expandable dining table that offers seating for up to 22 people.

The wet bar.
The wet bar.
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The residence comes fully furnished.
The residence comes fully furnished.
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The den leads out to the great room.
The den leads out to the great room.
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A sitting area on the second level.
A sitting area on the second level.
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The second kitchen with a breakfast nook.
The second kitchen with a breakfast nook.
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At the end of the property is a handcrafted wooden “treehouse” with two floors connected by a walnut wood staircase, which houses two more bedrooms.

On the third level, through another set of stairs, are two full-sized bedrooms.

“Casa Powers and its interiors came together organically over time, slowly built out starting from scratch,” Sydney Blumstein, the homeowner, told The Post. “As collectors of old treasures, reclaimed items and unique artifacts, we have assembled many art and design pieces from all over the world.”

According to Blumstein, she and her husband decided to put up their longtime and beloved — and not to mention, impeccably decorated — abode up for rent to spend more time outside of the city.

A den.
A den.

A view of the open floor plan.
A view of the open floor plan.

The first-floor kitchen comes with a vintage fridge and a breakfast nook.
The first-floor kitchen comes with a vintage fridge and a breakfast nook.

One of the treehouse bedrooms.
One of the treehouse bedrooms.

“Our lives have changed a lot since we bought the building,” Blumstein explained. “[My husband] Brett and I had twin babies, Lenox and Luna, and we’re seeking a good excuse to spend more quiet time with them in nature.”

If you don’t want to lease out the full spread with the $35,000 price tag, there’s also the option of renting the Casa Powers warehouse wing for $20,000 a month. That includes four bedrooms, two baths and the backyard, with a total 2,406 square feet of living space.

You can also rent the Casa Powers loft wing for half that price at $10,000 a month. Spanning 1,800 square feet, that wing comes fully furnished with two bedrooms, one bathroom and private roof access.

Casa Powers is also available for short-term rentals. It’s also even available for nightly events, gatherings and film screenings, the listing notes.

Casey Lichtman and Meris G Blumstein — Sydney’s mother — of Corcoran hold the listing.



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