357 Washington is a very special, wood-framed Italianate built in 1860 possibly by architect Ebenezer L. Roberts in landmarked Clinton Hill Historic District. The two and a half story frame is set on brick basements and sheathed in clapboard siding. Nestled on a lovely tree-lined block, this single-family townhome retains many of its original details--including moldings, casings, five marble mantels and restored doors and plasterwork--and smartly paired with modern, sensible updates.
The large porch welcomes you into the parlor hallway where a new tastefully wallpapered powder room was added. Pocket doors allow for intimate entertaining in the front or back parlor rooms; the back parlor extends further on the parlor terrace, overlooking the secret garden of hydrangeas, roses, lilacs, and magnolia tree.
With front and rear entrances on the garden level, the quaint kitchen is thoughtfully laid out with two farm kitchens, a Viking appliance package, soapstone countertops, and a breakfast nook that looks out into the rear patio and garden. Backlighting highlights the beautiful Spanish tiling backsplash. The large fireplace bas been repurposed for more storage, and with the exposed beams and brick, contrasts the modern charm. The front room is currently used as a dining room and has its own original marble fireplace. The basement floor has been finished and has ample room for storage and washer/dryer.
On the second floor is the primary suite with double walk-in closets and a primary bath with a soaking tub and separate shower. Fresh updates include flooring and tiling, and lighting. There is a second bedroom on the floor that can double as an office or den. Up the winding stairs, light washes the top floor through a striking skylight. Three bedrooms and bathroom sit on the attic-esque level.
The home systems include an expanded water heater, updated sump pump, restored radiators, and updated HVAC controlled by Nest and Sensi thermostat systems. Both the fa ade siding has been recently updated and roof and masonry recently repaired.
357 Washington is approximate to Fort Greene Park, the Myrtle and Fulton Avenue corridors, Dekalb Avenues Restaurant Row, and the Navy Yard. The townhouse is surrounded by bike paths, multiple forms of transportation and a plethora of all the amenities Clinton Hill and Fort Greene have to offer.