Brooklyn Arts Studio: The Chateau

Loft - Private room · Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
Brooklyn Arts Studio

With quirky attention to detail, this cozy room has a lofted double bed, a retro vanity, and a small desk. Shared bathroom. 24/7 access to common areas. Wifi. A/C. Heat. Power outlets. Max Capacity: 4 people - 2 double beds.

Your host, Brooklyn Arts Studio
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With quirky attention to detail, this cozy room has a lofted double bed, a retro vanity, and a small desk. Shared bathroom. 24/7 access to common areas. Wifi. A/C. Heat. Power outlets. Max Capacity: 4 people - 2 double beds.

The Space

Come and stay in our beautifully converted warehouse in a vibrant, growing neighborhood in Brooklyn. Enjoy our expansive kitchen, bathroom, darkroom, ceramics studio, foundry, junkyard, rooftop and more, and enjoy the company of artists, makers, builders, and other good people. Your host, Kellam, is a Brooklyn artist, and the property always has a lot going on. A unique and awesome place from which to experience NYC.

This room is super awesome. Small but compact. Made entirely from reclaimed wood, it has a small desk and a lofted double bed, as well as a small closet, a vanity, and some neat wall art. Constructed with attention to quirky detail, the ladder to the loft is made of several stacked (and secured) antique chairs and tables. Ideal for a couple. We are willing to let as many as four people stay here, putting a queen foam mattress on the floor. Shared bathroom. 24/7 access to common areas. Wifi. A/C. Heat. Power outlets. Max Capacity: 4 people - 2 double beds.

With a woodshop, a metal shop, a ceramic studio, a large format darkroom, a foundry, a forge, Brooklyn Arts Studio is a multi-media workspace. Your chances of waking up to the filming of a Beyonce video are as good as coming home in the evening to live music around a fire in the junkyard.

It is alive and vital to an ever-growing community of artists and creators who over the years have seen it as and seek it out as a refuge for open mindedness, experimentation, and more than anything else, space! A rare commodity in this city.

"Move quickly through the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, down the main thoroughfare Eastern Parkway, past a conflicting intermingling of beautiful terraced homes and marred vacant buildings, and you could easily miss a modern cultural landmark. Hidden in plain sight, packed inside a shuffle of industrial architecture, is the wondrous workshop loft space."

- Vice Magazine, 2011

Kellam, your host, is a Brooklyn artist and moved into the residence in 1999. He has been renovating and evolving the space ever since. Over the years, his space, projects, and art collection have grown into a force of their own. Kellam has opened the 6 other rooms in his home for short-term rental - to foster an exciting and growing community of NYC-based creatives. He lives and works on the property full-time. It is an ever-morphing community of open-minded individuals, pursuing creative agendas and projects in the NYC area.

Guest Access

24/7 access to all common areas - parlor, kitchen, bathroom, and junkyard spaces. With some notice, access to other parts of the compound - the workshop, the darkroom, etc - can also be arranged. Just ask!!

Interaction with Guests

We are friendly, but everyone has a lot going on. Each guest and person at Brooklyn Arts Studio generally has their own projects and agenda to pursue and should not expect to be entertained. Happy to sit and chat for a bit over hot coffee, but keeping to yourself is fine, too. You will be a welcome, but temporary addition to this odd and transformative space. We like our guests to feel at ease.

The Neighborhood

This is an up and coming Brooklyn neighborhood - located between Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. An old industrial district turned yuppy condo haven, you will find the area very safe and the community extremely friendly.

We are a nice walk to the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, The Farmer's Market. There are several bars, sushi restaurants, authentic Oaxacan joints, extremely small and expensive Italian and French places. A few of the old dives are still around as well. In short you will not starve for want of good interesting places to pass the time close to home.

Getting around

We are located 2 blocks from the Franklin Avenue C train. We are located 8 blocks from the Franklin Avenue 2, 3, 4, 5 Trains.

Other Things to Note

Journalists and bloggers staying here must announce their profession or hobby and any intentions to write about the space.

People are coming in and out of the studio throughout the day and sometimes at night. If you are a light sleeper chances are you will have no issues, but parties can happen randomly during the week, sometimes the shop is in use late. We cannot guarantee you'll have a quiet night. We believe you should always travel with earplugs anyway.

All permanent residents may work in the shop 24 hours a day. Of course we are all here, working, living, travelling together, so if there is a problem created by noise or whatever, let’s talk about it.

By entering an agreement with us and AirBnB, you are also agreeing to hold harmless myself the other guests, the owner of the property, BYG realty, and Airbnb. In staying with us, you agree to use and stay in the space at your own risk. So don’t be stupid. Don’t jump on the skylights, don’t attempt to walk on coals. There are many large tools in the shop, often odd events with explosives, workshops with the foundry and the kiln. Just be a normal smart person, and you will have a great time.

Everything you bring into this space is your responsibility to manage, track, and store. This includes luggage, clothes, toiletries, towels, and food. Please keep track of your personal effects, leaving your things in your guest room when you can and keeping your door closed. While we consider our property very secure, we are very open here. We do not have locks on guest room doors, though each guest receives a key to the property’s front gate.

It’s really not a huge deal - we’re not a nudist colony or anything, playing naked Putt-Putt in the Junkyard, but still - permanent residents reserve the right to be nude, when it is not inappropriate. If it does offend, please just say something. We’re all adults here.


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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great place,great people, artistic view of NYC, enjoyed my stay.

    June 2014
  • The room was very nicely presented and the AC was a life saver. The neighborhood was good- lots of cute shops and eateries. The only negative would have to be that there were many random people coming in and out of the residence- my Mac book charger 'mysteriously disappeared'. Remain dead sober when getting in and out of bed. But overall welcoming hosts and unique experience.

    June 2014
  • I'm already recommending the BAS to friends from the west coast & locally. My girlfriend & I felt welcomed & comfortable throughout. There were opportunities for privacy, meeting other travelers, exploring, & inspiration. It reminded me of a Thai guest house, crashed into a Mission warehouse art gallery.

    May 2014
  • I absolutely loved my stay here. I've been to NY plenty but the Brooklyn Arts Studio made this trip especially unique. This space has a ton of character plus some and such cool looking repurposed and original furniture, artwork, and stuff.

    The people that were around/live here were just as cool and interesting to talk to and spend time with; I felt right at home. It's definitely a communal type environment if you want that experience but some people staying here did their own thing and that was cool too.

    It was easy to get around since it's not far from the subway and plenty of shops and eateries close by...and in case you are wondering, the bed in the Chateau was very comfortable and easy to get into.

    I will stay here again, for sure.
    Thank you Kellum and Tori for your hospitality.

    May 2014
  • Probably the most awesome place I have ever stayed. I am definitely going to stay here next time I'm in Brooklyn. Torie is super awesome too! If you book your stay here you're pretty much guaranteed a good time.

    May 2014
  • What a wonderful place!

    May 2014
  • Cool place on a cool spot with cool people. A special experience!

    The interior of the warehouse and also the rooms are very special. It's a place with a soul. Kellam c.s. are very relaxed and easy-going people. We stayed for a week and enjoyed every day of it. We felt more or less at home.

    The location is also great in terms of logistics: subways, buses, shops, etc.: all close-by (central park: 40 min.; JFK 60 min.). The neighbourhood may look a bit shabby, it never felt unsafe or unpleasant.

    So, in case flawless luxury and absolute privacy is your thing we would recommend a regular hotel. You must fit into this 'concept'...

    However, we had a great time!

    May 2014
  • The best AirBnB listing that I've ever stayed in. I absolutely loved the experience. The home is one of a kind and you don't really feel like leaving. Torie was super kind and really helpful. Ed was really friendly and Carl is a genius. I loved staying here and would visit here whenever I'm in town.

    April 2014
  • What a wonderful experience!

    April 2014
  • The place is quite quirky. I expected it to be, but it was more than that. There was partying going on until 4:00 AM both nights that I was there. This place may not be for the weary traveller just wanting to rest.

    April 2014
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I am a furniture designer and maker. I've been living in this space for 15 years. An experienced traveler for sure, my favorite modes of travel are Barging and Hitchhiking, in that order. I speak a few languages -- well enough to make people laugh and find my way. I enjoy meeting people on my best days, and in all my years, I can only think of one person I really didn't like. Now I'm over it.
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