Spacious Duplex with Spectacular Garden
Generously-sized duplex with an incredibly expansive and open backyard presents an excellent townhouse alternative. This two bedroom, one and a half bath home spread over two levels measuring 1,914 square ft inside with an additional 720 sq ft yard includes a lower level offering flexible and multiple uses. Situated in a well-managed boutique four-family brownstone building on one of the most desirable leafy blocks in the Columbia St Waterfront District, the apartment has been meticulously maintained and features many thoughtful touches.
To start, the entryway has a custom-designed coat closet and a convenient, discrete, and welcoming mudroom area with custom-built bench, hooks and shoe storage cubes. From there, scan the length of the main floor, past the kitchen and dining room, where the beautiful backyard immediately beckons.
The main floor consists of the kitchen, dining area, living room, two bedrooms, a full bath, and the yard, an organic extension of the living area. A chef’s delight, the kitchen is warmed by a stunning walnut countertop stretching more than twelve feet, fabricated in Pennsylvania and customized for the space. Large drawers and cabinets provide plenty of storage, and appliances are top of the line: Sub-Zero refrigerator, Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher and five-burner stove, a drinks fridge and a wine fridge, microwave, and a venting range hood. Polar White granite counters and porcelain backsplash complete the kitchen. Family, guests, and chefs alike will enjoy the open floor plan and easy access to the dining and living rooms. This floor has nine and ten foot ceilings and recessed lighting. Central air conditioning and heating that you control are found throughout.
Moving to the yard is a breeze. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors off the living and dining areas glide easily to fold open accessing your wonderfully private and quiet oasis. Indoor and outdoor living blend seamlessly. The garden brings a new dimension to work-from-home. The backyard features an ipe wood deck which is in great condition and outfitted with built-in seating, lighting, electric, a sink with granite countertop, a Viking gas grill, and a drip irrigation watering system.
The primary bedroom is large and has two oversized windows with customized motorized privacy shades and amazing storage — a walk-through California Closet and a second large closet. The bathroom, fully renovated with Carrara marble countertop, Waterworks penny floor tile, subway tile, custom soapbox in the shower/tub wall, and a large storage cabinet, is ensuite. The bathroom has a convenient separate entrance to the hallway.
The second bedroom accommodates a full- sized bed or bunk beds as shown.
Currently used as an office with built-in desk area, play area, and family/guest room, the lower level features a full-sized venting LG washer and dryer and a large half bath with Carrara marble countertop, mosaic floor tile, and lyrical Serena & Lily wallpaper. The entire lower level has radiant heated ceramic floor tiles. Built-in cabinets, a sizable storage closet under the stairs, and speaker systems connected to the television and receiver add to the enjoyment of this cheerful space. There is also direct access to the yard.
The Columbia Street Waterfront District borders Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill and offers many wonderful dining options including Alma, Frankie’s, Lucali, and Popina, to name a few. Union Market, Trader Joe’s, along with local bakeries, cafes, and bars bring the best of old and new. Brooklyn Bridge Park to the north and Red Hook Park to the south and foot and bike paths along the waterfront provide rest and recreation. P.S. 29 is a short walk away. The Belgian block paved streets and converted industrial buildings are charming and remind us of the area’s historic waterfront past. Ferry to the city or take the F, G trains.