The former Greenpoint Mechanics and Traders Bank, built in 1895, is now on the market for $6.5 million along with the many opportunities this unusual building presents. Designed in the Renaissance Revival style composed of large red brownstones, red brick and ornate terra cotta detailed accents with massive arched windows on the third floor, 144 Franklin Street is a 5,760-square-foot landmarked three-story mixed-use building with a full height basement. The property is zoned for up to six office spaces on the ground floor and regular basement use, with residential use on second and third floors.
Each floor is approximately 1,800 square feet. The ground floor space has a main entrance on Franklin Avenue, a secondary entrance leading down to the basement from the street and 15-foot high ceilings. The space is currently separated into two offices and has two bathrooms.
The second floor apartment offers three-bedrooms, 1.5 baths and 11-foot ceilings.
The building‘s impressive tally of windows get southern and western light. On the third floor, a spacious three bedroom loft residence has 18-foot-high ceilings, two full baths, and a sleep loft.