A rare HDFC co-op in Williamsburg, this railroad apartment has a flexible layout, original details, and appears to be in move-in condition. With five rooms, the unit would be a tight squeeze for a large family but might work for a single or couple in its current configuration.

The high-ceilinged flat takes up one side of the third floor in a four-story Queen Anne wood-frame walkup that was built as a multi-family and appears to date from the 1890s. Originally, the layout most likely consisted of two flexible parlors in the front separated by a woodwork screen, a bedroom in the center, followed by a dining room and, in the back, a petite kitchen and bathroom, both with a window.

The rear of the apartment has been rearranged to create a windowed office and a good-sized kitchen with subway tile walls and quartz counters. Potentially, the office could be converted to a bedroom if the bathroom was slightly smaller and the door and tub moved. An alternate floor plan from the broker shows a layout with the bedroom in the front and open space in the middle.

As is, the unit has three closets and a built-in in the living room. The latter retains its crown moldings and breast chimney, though it no longer sports a mantle.

A decorative wood screen separating the front and rear parlors tops a pair of French doors. New wood floors and original baseboards run through the unit.

Also new are the double-paned windows, some of the wiring and, in the building’s cellar, storage and shared laundry. The building’s reserve fund is “healthy,” according to the listing, and the co-op allows 90 percent financing, subletting, and pets.

Household income cannot be more than 165 percent of the Area Median Income, which works out to $154,110 for one person or $198,165 for a family of three. The maintenance is $800 per month.

Listed by Maurice Singer of The Agency, the apartment is asking $495,000. What do you make of it?

[Listing: 231 Maujer Street #3L | Broker: The Agency] GMAP

dining area with view to living room

kitchen with white cabinets

middle room set up as a bedroom with french doors

office with window

bathroom with white fixtures

exterior of the building

The building in 2020. Photo by Nicholas Strini via PropertyShark

floor plan showing windowless middle room

alternate floor plan with open floor plan

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