This three-story townhouse, as featured in Dwell, is located on a beautiful and quaint tree-lined block in prime Brooklyn. Entirely gut renovated only a couple years ago by designer-owners, Lyons Design Studio and one of Brooklyn's hottest lighting designers. The attention to detail is unrivaled and the use of space is smart and efficient. This must be seen in person for a full appreciation.
The house is currently used as a 2-family home with a high income producing garden apartment, but could easily be used as a gracious single family home. The upper duplex is stylish and comfortable. The parlor floor wows from the moment you open the front door. You'll be welcomed (literally) by the custom mosaic floor tile, and the striking and whimsical finish in the entry foyer. A gracious entry hall leads to the front parlor living room, overlooking leafy 8th Street, and features a decorative marble mantel. A half bath with custom soapstone sink, and a large coat closet, sit off the main hallway, perfect for entertaining, and an office and laundry area are easily accessible, but cleverly tucked away, between the living room and kitchen.
The kitchen is likely to be the heart of your home. Oversized and stunningly finished, with top of the line professional appliances - 5-burner brass Bluestar gas stove with concealed high CFM hood above, 36" Thermador custom-paneled fridge and Miele dishwasher, plus garbage disposal. A light palate keeps this kitchen fresh and bright, with special grigio marble, Ann Sacks backsplash tile, and gorgeous custom cement floor tiles. Light also floods in from the rear window and door, where the terrace is easily accessible, expanding your dining area from indoors to out. From here you can BBQ with a plumbed gas line, dine or lounge alfresco or proceed down into the garden with custom raised beds, perfect for city farming or just relaxing in the outdoors. The second floor of the home, up the rebuilt stairs with restored bannister, are 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, smartly designed, providing room for everyone. The master bedroom sits to the rear of the home, overlooking the garden. In the master suite, you'll find a walk in closet as well as a modern bath with double sinks and glass shower. To the front of the house sit two ample sized bedrooms with closets and a cheerful bathroom with tub and soaring ceilings.
The garden level of the house offers a clean and beautifully finished, two-bedroom rental unit. With a private entrance under the stoop, this unit can be kept completely separate or easily integrated into the main living space. The kitchen features all full sized appliances including a dishwasher, and the unit has a Miele washer and dryer. A full height cellar offers tons of additional storage space.
The house is wired for modern use, including: Sonos speakers in the living areas, CAT5 network and coaxial cable behind every TV location, 5 points wireless mesh network, Zigbee enabled smart home security system, wireless dimming lighting control system, outdoor nest camera, and 6 zone outdoor drip irrigation system for the front planters, window boxes and backyard garden. The owners duplex features central air conditioning.
Conveniently located blocks from Whole Foods as well as at the cusp of Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, in the heart of Brownstone Brooklyn. You'll live moments from a bounty of shopping and dining and the best transportation Brooklyn has to offer, as well as parks and countless other draws. Nothing is left to be desired and not a finger need be lifted before you move in and call this home.