Brooklyn, NY, USA
80 Norman Avenue
PRICE IMPROVEMENT! Finding a home in idyllic Greenpoint a stone's throw from North Williamsburg has become as rare as sighting an arriving R train during rush hour. Thankfully, 80 Norman Avenue is now on the market for the first time in almost twenty years. With the G Train entrance literally across the street, 80 Norman Avenue sits comfortably in between the College-town ambiance of Franklin Street and the hustle of Manhattan Avenue. The 2-unit wood-frame townhouse boasts beautiful original details in the owner's duplex, and a floor-through apartment above, rented by the same occupant for the last decade with two years left on her current lease. The exterior might be modest but the interior has wonderful charm. Most striking are the serpentine stairs that lead between floors, complete with a convenience light on the newel post! Absolutely gorgeous. Elegant chandeliers and lighting fixtures accent the entire house. The ceiling heights are a towering 11 feet on the parlor floor and 10 feet on the third. Sculptured archways introduce the kitchen and bedrooms and medallions grace the ceilings. Inlaid parquet floors recall a time when craftsmanship was demanded. The house measures just under 17 feet by 40 on a 95-foot lot. The south-facing backyard goes on for days. Moreover, there is an additional 2,834 square feet of buildable on the lot, so a three-story extension could be added for more space. Nearby is McCarren Park, Bedford Avenue, and all the adventures to be found in North Williamsburg. Or head north and see everything that Greenpoint now has to offer, including new developments and retail set to rival anything found in the city.Appointments can be made to visit the owner's duplex starting 2/24/19. First open house is Sunday, 3/10/19. Second visits will include the rental apartment.This lovely home can be enjoyed as is or improved to one's liking. It is that rare opportunity that comes along only once in a while. Just like the R.