See inside our stunning new Brooklyn coliving house

By Claire Leaden Published 30/10/2020

An affordable apartment in New York City that includes a giant kitchen and living room, in-house laundry, and the most coveted (especially now)—outdoor space—sounds like a dream come true. Or, who are we kidding, a complete fantasy if you’re a realistic yet slightly cynical New Yorker!

Well, along with the many other benefits of coliving, you can actually get all of that (and more) at our brand-new Cohabs house in Brooklyn.

Meet our dreamy Brooklyn brownstone

Located in the historic neighborhood of Crown Heights, we’ve renovated a charming three-story Brownstone into an eco-friendly, community-driven haven that you’ll be longing to call home. 

Complete with a gym, movie room, rooftop terrace, and two large communal living rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms, you’ll have everything you need, plus new housemates to share it all with. Plus, there’s a flexible leasing period of three months, so you don’t have to make it a full-year commitment if you’re not able to.

A historic neighborhood 

The house is a landmarked building that dates back to the 1900s, on the corner of a sunny, tree-lined street. And though we’ve updated it, we’ve made sure to maintain that original character and charm—keeping the original floors, fireplaces, and incorporating its stained glass window elements into our design.

We chose the dynamic neighborhood of Crown Heights because, like most of NYC, it’s an incredible melting pot of cultures, backgrounds, and businesses, from young 20 and 30-somethings to older families who have been here for generations. 

Our goal is to seamlessly integrate into Crown Heights’ already vibrant community. We want to help take care of our neighbors, whether that be by donating to local food pantries, or simply being a respectful and thoughtful member of the community. 

You’ll also be within easy walking distance of amazing green space in Prospect Park, and cultural institutions like the iconic Brooklyn Museum and the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden. With a vibrant mix of cultures, you’ll find delicious Caribbean restaurants and influence plus the likes of quaint Brooklyn cafés and craft cocktail bars. 

And, you’re only a short ride away but other aspects of the city. The 3 Train at Nostrand Ave (only a five-minute walk) will take you straight into Lower Manhattan (as will the 2 or 5 at President St.) to visit the charming Stone Street or Battery Park. Or, you can head into other parts of Brooklyn like the trendy neighborhood of Williamsburg via the nearby B44 bus. 

Cohabs Prospect 271 is also a great option for college students who are telecommuting, or who may need to stop into campus only a few times a week. We’re situated right near Brooklyn campuses for the Pratt Institute and Mercy College, plus only a 30-minute subway ride from Pace University and NYU.

And even though construction got a bit delayed due to COVID-19, it’s been moving along swiftly with proper safety precautions in place.

Inside your new home

The house is made up of two different seven-bedroom suites with connecting bathrooms, with bedrooms ranging from 94 to 135 square feet and renting out between $1,162 and $1,440 per month.

You also don’t even have to worry about loading up on that classic NYC disposable IKEA furniture. Each of our rooms comes fully furnished with a queen-sized bed, desk, wardrobe, and plenty of natural light. All you have to do is bring the decor and bedding…or, if you don’t even want to do that, you can simply subscribe to our “Bedding pack” before moving in via the Cohabs App. 

The entire house is specially designed by our amazing Chief Design Officer, Lionel Jadot. With a craftsmanship background, Lionel is passionate about bringing the true essence of a building into the design of the space. He starts by stripping down the paint or wallpaper to bring the house back to its bare bones, and allows it to tell its own story. He then builds upon the personality of space, using flea market finds or custom furniture made by hand to bring in a cozy, eclectic, and eco-friendly vibe

If you’re working remotely, there are plenty of spaces where you can focus-in on your projects, like the dining room, whose tables make for the perfect work stations, the cozy living room for an afternoon strategy sesh, or the rooftop when you need a little fresh air! High-speed Wifi is always at the ready.

Community and safety

As safety is top priority, our homes are cleaned at least once a week with electrostatic sprayers and COVID-19 certified cleaning solutions to ensure safe spaces. There are also touchless thermometers in doorways so residents can routinely check their temperature if desired, and you can move in completely by yourself on Nov. 1, all you have to do is check-in on our app.

There are tons of other house perks, from weekly cleaning, to Netflix, to monthly breakfasts, plus an easy way to communicate with the property manager if there are any issues — all you have to do is create a ticket in your Cohabs App, and it will be fixed asap. 

Like all Cohab houses, you’ll be completely taken care of.

But besides all the physical perks, perhaps the most important is the sense of community. Being in the same household as other young, 21 to 35-year-old city dwellers, you’ll always have built-in friends who become family. People you can tell all about your day when it ends, to eat with, and to explore with.

And at Cohabs, there are always events planned at the house so you can form connections with your roommates. You’ll definitely never be bored!

Our Brooklyn location joins over 30 of our houses all over the world—so you can be sure we know what we’re doing. And we even have a Manhattan house coming in 2021.

If you want to come home, come to Cohabs Brooklyn by applying here.
We can’t wait to have you live with us!

Wondering about the benefits of coliving during a pandemic? Check out “Why you should consider coliving before your next lockdown” here.

About the author Claire is a New York City writer, covering food, culture, business and so much more. She loves exploring new corners of the city (her favorite borough is Queens!), and in her spare time enjoys cooking, reading, and getting outdoors.