IT TAKES DEUX. Located on the middle of a quiet, one block long, one way, tree lined street is 17 Jackson Place. A contemporary townhouse and modern masterpiece of light and form.
Designed, built and crafted by a French-American architect couple over a host of years in a modern European contemporary style, this three story, five bedroom, three and a half bath townhouse was built to maximize light and volume so that every space in the house feels airy, sculptural, and connected. Call it custom, bespoke or brilliantly considered, 17 Jackson Place will take your breath away.
The discrete facade melds into the scale of other houses on the block while intimating that more thought is going on inside. The custom planters, plantings, gate and mailbox draw your eye around the front yard while the ventilated rain screen and cement board leads your eye up and draws you in.
Upon entry you are bathed in light and drawn in to explore the seemingly weightless architecture and cascade of space. After taking in the voluminous view, you pass the open custom maple stair (which hides a plethora of storage) and flow through the open living room with a soaring, 14 foot ceiling. A few steps down to the kitchen with a wall of appliances (Bertazzoni oven and stovetop, Fisher Paykel refrigerator, hidden Broan vented hood, Blomberg dishwasher) ample counter space and an appliance cabinet with multiple outlets that runs parallel to the open dining room and is sun kissed by the floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows and sliding door that exits out onto the blue stone patio and well planted, rambling backyard.
As we carry on, you'll notice that the layers and light in the home start building on each other... natural light flows in from multiple sources (windows, skylights, transoms, walls and doors) to fill each room with an ever changing light show throughout the day and through the seasons.
Pivot and ascend the maple stair to arrive at the west facing primary suite. Three windows face the street and let in afternoon light while the open transom and interior window allow eastern (and all day) light to pour in from the skylight. A glass wall separates the bath to preserve this beautiful lightness of being, while a wall of closets tuck belongings out of the way.
Cross the steel bridge to discover the three back bedrooms, two of them currently open as one, with east and west light and air flow. All of these rooms come with platform beds and big windows to incite the sleeper's engagement with nature. These rooms share a hall bath with the middle room, up a few more stairs, that is suspended above the living room. This bird's nest is exposed on three sides with an inner stair to the bed's platform and a perch to view out to the sky.
Pull down the retractable stair to the roof, release the latch to step out, then up the stair to the crowning vantage point with birds chirping and Manhattan Harbor views.
Descend down through the levels and layers to the garden level with a hall half bath, laundry room, storage, den/screening room and a front office/guest room/AirB&B with full bath. Outside the front room is open air, covered bike storage and custom planters and plantings.
Wait did you miss something? No, so much is hidden but felt in this home - from the 6 zone radiant heat floors, the 5 zone AC, FIOS and sound system, high efficiency condensing boiler, a French drain beneath the slab and a special fleece reinforced resin membrane roof.
Visit this one block street in Park Slope and enjoy how nature is embraced and amplified at 17 Jackson Place.
Offsite parking is available.