Tranquility awaits in this stunningly renovated one-bedroom coop.
The first experience upon entering the residence is of the immaculate windowed kitchen. Custom natural-wood shelving frames the white cabinetry and appliances which include a Miele stove/oven and Smeg refrigerator. A marble countertop and backsplash anchor the space. The tiniest details have been planned and designed: above the sink is a built-in dishrack allowing cookware to dry without sacrificing counter-space. Opposite the sink, the wooden countertop can be raised and hidden away to create an open kitchen / dining area.
The dining area features built-in banquette seating. The window seat is perfect for rainy-afternoon reading or resting while tree-filtered sunlight pours into the apartment. Extending out from the wall is an over-sized bench with open shelving below.
Two steps down, the sunken living room creates separation while allowing light and air to move freely through the space. The living room is large enough for a sectional couch with room for end tables and additional seating. Across from the window is the first of three over-sized closets within the apartment.
Through the French doors, the bedroom can accommodate a queen-sized bed with room for dressers, nightstands and more. As with the living room, there is a wide closet opposite the window for clothing and storage.
Heading back towards the middle of the apartment, there is an office nook tucked into the wall next to the front door. Around the corner from the kitchen, past the third large closet is the windowed bathroom. Inside is a large soaking tub, pedestal sink and charming old-world details such as a clothes-drying rack tucked into one wall.
The entire apartment boasts high arched ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and five west-facing windows offering views of treetops and blue sky above the neighboring buildings. But the value of residence 4A does not stop there
Built in 1941, The Berkeley is a six-story elevator building with two roof decks: one facing the arch at Grand Army Plaza and the other providing sweeping views of Brooklyn, Manhattan and New York Harbor in between.
The building is pet-friendly and allows for co-purchasing, guarantors and pied-a-terres. The lobby and hallways were recently renovated and the basement features a common laundry room as well as bike storage accessible via the elevators. Additionally, there is a storage room and parking garage within the building (waitlist for both). There is a live-in super as well as part-time doorman: 8am to midnight, seven days a week.
The 2/3 train is at the end of the block; the B/Q trains are a little farther on Flatbush. Atlantic Barclays is right down the hill (go Nets!) and houses myriad subways as well as the LIRR to get out of town. There is a wealth of nearby restaurants and cafes on 7th Ave and on Flatbush. There is an even wider selection of food and shopping on Vanderbilt, Underhill and Washington in neighboring Prospect Heights. Union Market is around the corner along with Soul Cycle, an enormous Crunch gym and multiple pharmacies.
Grand Army Plaza plays host to a spectacular Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Just beyond, the Brooklyn Library, Botanic Gardens and Museum line Eastern Parkway. The Park Slope Food Coop is two blocks down on Union and saving the best for last, Prospect Park serves as a respite from the hustle of city life.