With the intrinsic character of storybook Brooklyn, 221 Dean Street is an impressive 21ft wide, four story, classic Boerum Hill beauty with endless possibilities for townhouse living. Circa 1865, though smartly renovated throughout, the historic grandeur of this landmarked three-family home echoes through its towering ceilings, original crown moldings, curved staircases, wooden shutters, floor-to-ceiling windows, pocket doors, gilded period mirrors, and classic marble fireplaces galore.
This handsome brick home, set up as an owner's duplex plus two additional floor though rentals, is located on one of the most charming yet convenient blocks in the neighborhood. With all the special amenities of top schools, award-winning restaurants, gourmet grocers, artisan shopping, and every subway line nearby, 221 Dean is the epitome of the ultimate Brooklyn lifestyle.
The stately facade with classic brownstone steps leads you to the parlor's traditional wood double doors, with secondary glass double doors to follow, making for an elegant entrance. Here the owner's duplex begins with the classically detailed, vast front parlor. Space and air abound with 11ft ceilings and 40ft length of entertaining space through the front living area, anchored by a marble fireplace, leading into the mid dining space which is large enough to easily accommodate a table for twelve.
Etched glass pocket doors make the transition into the rear parlor, where you will find a truly unique Brooklyn kitchen. Designed with entertaining in mind this space is complete with a cozy lounge for friends and family to relax while you prepare meals. This sunny space is lit by tremendous windows overlooking the rear deck and large landscaped backyard, where beautiful mature trees give you a little county in the city. The strikingly renovated kitchen is appointed with a Miele induction range/ oven, paneled Miele dishwasher, stainless steel JennAir refrigerator, and plenty of cabinet space and bookshelves. There is a glass door entrance to the rear deck and lush backyard. The warmth of this exceptional space is enhanced by the modern, central lighting fixture. For convenience a half bath is neatly positioned under the stairs on this level.
From here exposed white washed brick highlights the steps to the garden level and continues through the lower space, which is home to three bedrooms, one full bath, many deep closets, a separate front entrance and access to the cellar. The large and serene master bedroom opens to the lower rear patio- for a secluded garden oasis.
The third floor is a classic two-bedroom rental with double marble fireplaces, tin ceilings, parquet floors and beautiful treetop views. The top floor rental is a sprawling loft specialized with original wide plank flooring, brick fireplace, spectacular rooftop views from northeast and southwest exposures, plus two tremendous skylights both running the entire width of the apartment- making for a brilliantly lit architectural feast.
An easy walk leads you to Park Slope, Fort Greene, Cobble Hill or the Brooklyn Heights waterfront. Events at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, community groups and the Dean Street annual block party are some of the many ways this great community comes together.
221 Dean street, quintessentially Brooklyn.