191A 8th Street
Perched on leafy 8th Street on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus, delight in this charming Lyons Design Studio personal project. This Dwell jewel box is a nod to smart and efficient design with its pre-war envelope and modern creature comforts.
This three-story home currently lives as a two-family with a fully renovated income-producing garden apartment, but could easily be used as a gracious single-family home. Up the stoop, you will be welcomed by the custom-designed mosaic floor tile and the whimsical wall coverings in the entry foyer. The sunny front parlor living room has been opened to showcase the light and the original marble mantel, the centerpiece of the room. A chic half bath with custom soapstone sink and splashy wall coverings and a large coat closet sit off the main hallway, perfect for gatherings. An efficient office and ample laundry area are cleverly tucked away, between the living room and kitchen to complete this floor.
Flooded with light from both an oversized window and door; the enormous kitchen features custom millwork, stunning concrete tile floor, top-of-the-line professional appliances including a Bluestar gas range, a 36" Thermador custom-paneled fridge, Miele dishwasher, and coveted sink disposal. the pale palate is fresh and bright complete with grigio marble and Ann Sacks backsplash.
Step out to your terrace and low maintenance succulent garden for easy indoor // outdoor dining and living 1/2 of the year. The terrace complete with a gas BBQ is large enough to lounge and feed your friends. Head down to your urban garden with custom-raised beds, perfect for vegetables, cutting flowers, and stargazing.
Up one flight, find 3 bedrooms and 2 new full bathrooms, smartly designed, providing space for everyone. The primary bedroom is on the back and private and very quiet and overlooks the garden featuring a walk-in closet, ensuite bath with double sinks, and glass shower with a stunning steel encasement door. Kiddo's quarters are on the front of the house complete with two ample bedrooms and a sweet new bathroom with cement tile flooring with a nautical vibe.
The garden level offers a new, two-bedroom rental unit. With a private entrance under the stoop, this unit can be kept completely separate or easily integrated into the main living space. The kitchen features all full-sized appliances including a dishwasher and full-sized Miele washer and dryer.
The house is wired for Sonos speakers in the living areas, CAT5 network and coaxial cable behind every TV location, 5 points wireless mesh network, Zigbee enabled smart home security system, wireless dimming lighting control system, outdoor nest camera, and 6 zone outdoor drip irrigation system for the front planters, window boxes, and backyard garden. The owner's duplex features central air conditioning.
This special location resides just blocks from Whole Foods, Prospect Park, Park Slopes 5th and 7th Ave shopping and provisions as well as Carroll Gardens and trendy Gowanus too. Try a cocktail at our fav restaurant Claro or a slice from Four and Twenty Blackbirds. You will never need to leave your new nabe.