Brooklyn, NY, USA
188 VAN BUREN ST
This gorgeous, thoughtfully designed two-family townhouse was impeccably renovated in 2015 and offers 2700 square feet of living space in the upper triplex, with a den, four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, PLUS 900 additional square feet in the one-bedroom, one-bath garden apartment. As you walk up the lovely brownstone stoop through restored ornate wood doors, an entryway, complete with Moroccan tile, provides space to hang your hats and coats. The open parlor floor will impress you with its grand proportions and 12' ceiling height, allowing abundant space for a separate living and dining area. The true chef's kitchen features a six-burner, professional grade Wolf range with built-in griddle and a pot filler perched above, a vented range hood, a 48" side-by-side stainless steel (inside and out) Marvel refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, custom solid-wood cabinetry and marble countertops. Storage and work space abound. The large center island has seating for four with a walnut breakfast bar. Large windows overlook the spacious deck and garden below, bringing in wonderful southern light. A modern half-bath is neatly tucked under the stairs, as is additional storage.
Up the beautiful staircase, on the second floor. you'll find the master suite, the family room/den, and laundry. With large south-facing windows and a walk-in closet, the master bedroom is roomy and bright. The en-suite master bath is adorned with classic subway tile, a custom marble vanity, a two-person soaking tub, and Hansgrohe fixtures. The laundry closet is perfectly located and has an oversized Samsung washer and dryer. The spacious family room/den is the perfect place to kick back and read a book or watch a movie and relax.
On the third floor you'll find three more sizable bedrooms and two full baths. An en-suite bath adjoins the rear bedroom, while the middle bedroom has a custom barndoor and skylight. The front bedroom has charming cornice windows and both baths feature modern, stylish finishes and fixtures including custom marble vanities. Throughout the house you'll find 6" wide-plank oak flooring, modern ceiling fans and lighting, three-zone central air and heat, and built-in speakers.
On the garden level is a perfect one-bedroom apartment with an open living plan, a new kitchen and bath, and a large bedroom. The unit is separately metered for gas and electric.
All systems and mechanicals were replaced in the renovation including electrical, heating and cooling, plumbing, a new roof and a new copper water main from the street. New beams were added to the structure, and the cellar was finished with a concrete floor. Spray foam insulation and new windows make the house incredibly energy efficient.
Located on a lovely block in Bedford-Stuyvesant, this home is truly in move-in condition!