A truly distinctive modern townhouse and art studio with a large gated carport was built in 2007 by Standard Architects and then organically re-envisioned by Crawford Projects in 2015 as a glamorous 4600 one-family home with three outdoor spaces including a terraced garden with a green wall, sizable balcony, and a huge roof-deck with river and city views. This is a truly inspirational and flexible home, the likes of which has never been offered in Williamsburg, or anywhere in Brooklyn before. If you have been looking for a domestic compound with a fine-art, high-design and Mid-Century modern pedigree, look no further. This unique home has it all and more, situated on the dynamic Southside section of Williamsburg, with Domino Park just a block away, and every amenity right outside your door including fine dining, cocktail lounges, art galleries, cinemas, and easy access to Manhattan via ferries, subways and bridges.
Envisioned as an architectural gem that adds a unique flavor to the already eclectic facades of industrial and waterfront Williamsburg, this homes honeycomb Efis façade offers privacy and quiet from the street-side and incredible open views, sunlight and a symbiotic relationship to the natural world in the back. Envisioned as an upside-down house so that the open kitchen and living spaces could best showcase the water and skyline views-with easy access to a dramatic rooftop garden with Artesian Spa-this home has an organic layout that can be easily altered to accommodate many different lifestyles.
The first floor was recently transformed into a cozy and dramatic space that works perfectly as either a family gathering space, a home-work opportunity, or a unique hybrid of both. Currently envisioned as four distinctive areas including a mezzanine office area, an opulent dining room, a sunken lounge area with custom built-ins that cleverly mask an oversized TV, a built-in murphy bed, and a home gym. With 14 ceilings and a moody atmosphere created by the inclusion of oversized Tom Dixon pendants, dark floors, a Malm gas fireplace, marbleized Calico wallpaper, and built-in custom sofas with LED accent lighting, this room is the ultimate hangout space. A striking kitchenette includes a Scottsman Ice-maker, Bosch oven, Fischer Paykel dishwasher drawer, Newport Brass faucets and a lush Calacatta marble counter and slab backsplash. The full bath is a sophisticated combination of black matte Majorca fan mosaic tile and brass Kohler Purist fixtures.
By contrast, the upper three floors are a study in light and nature and evoke the simplicity and sophistication of a mid-century Eichler home. Defined by the luminescence of high ceilings, oversized windows, and open spaces contrasting with the warmth and raw edges of poured concrete floors, rough-cut stone and end-grain wood-flooring. Nature and culture meet to bring you the best of all words. Starting at the top is a fully realized roof-deck with concrete pavers, sunken spa and built-in planters. The views of the water and skyline are simply breathtaking.
Head one flight down to an open floorplan with a MadMen aesthetic that includes a gourmet kitchen complete with Wolf 6-burner range, Yves Klein blue Viking hood and sink, and an electric dumbwaiter that allows you to easily make deliveries to every floor. Indulge your inner chef in the endless walls of custom cabinetry, Quartz countertops, bar area with sink and Dorn Bracht faucet, and an oversized fridge and ice-maker. A dramatic fieldstone wall encases a wood-burning fireplace. Head outdoors on this level to a spacious balcony with gas-grill hookup. A primary bedroom suite offers a spa-like master bath with a glass enclosed shower and bath area, Ipe floors and vanity, Dornbracht hardware, and penny-tiled walls. The discrete bedroom includes Verner Panton VP1 bedside pendants, Bose speakers, and a large dressing room with LED illuminated closet rods and custom closets.
Head down one more flight to another large open floor that is currently configured as an extra-large bedroom in front with a spacious den in back (easily convertible to another bedroom) leading out to a large terrace complete with a bamboo hedge, green succulent wall, sculptural steel privacy walls, drip irrigation system, and firewood storage rack. A full bathroom on this floor is a whimsical combination of polished concrete floors and subway tiles. Multiple built-in closets give you a place to put everything away and live your best Minimalist life.
At 4600 SF, this home has limitless potential AND legal parking. Additional special features include hot-water radiant heated floors throughout the home, central AC, operable skylights, extra-high ceilings, a large and discrete laundry room, natural gas grill connections on the roof and the balcony, clerestory windows throughout, vintage and George Nelson pendant lights throughout. Shown by private appointment.