Enjoy your own piece of countryside-in-Brooklyn in the wide and deep park-like backyard of this 25 foot wide four-story clapboard house, a novel and tastefully designed home close to all the area's great restaurants and boutiques, as well as the dance, theatre, film, cabaret and musical excitement of BAM, sports and events at Barclays Center, heart-stopping views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and more than a dozen subway lines and the LIRR.
With a Certificate of Occupancy for two units, 358 State Street is set up as a triplex residence above a garden-level simplex rental unit. Both units have direct walkout access to the backyard garden. The house offers generous spaces typical of one with 25 foot frontage, and the oversized windows throughout the triplex drench the rooms with front and rear sunlight.
The triplex consists of a full-floor open space greatroom on the parlor level, with a grand living area with 80 inch windows and a beautiful working modern fireplace that helps make winter worthwhile, a large formal dining area with a floor to ceiling rear glass wall and entrance to the large deck and backyard/garden beyond. There is a separate full-sized kitchen with Fisher & Paykal, Bosch and Jenn-Air appliances and a floor to ceiling window overlooking the backyard.
The second floor of the triplex is a floor-length primary suite, consisting of primary bedroom, bathroom with large bathtub and separate stall shower, sitting/tv room with a wall of bookcases (or use it as a second or guest bedroom) and a separate den/office. This suite has six full-size closets, plus two floor to ceiling shoe closets.
The top floor has a large bedroom and extremely large 2nd living room/gameroom with fireplace, which could easily be converted to one or possibly two additional bedrooms. Ceiling height in this extraordinary space is twelve and a half feet. There is also an area used as pantry, storage and wetbar, with sink and stove, used as an additional food preparation area for the top floor, that could be converted to closet, office or storage space. This floor has seven closets and a shoe closet, as well as two floor to ceiling bookcases.
The garden simplex rental unit has a separate entrance, a living/dining room with beamed ceilings, working fireplace and floor to ceiling rear glass wall with sliding door leading to the terrace/backyard, a large bedroom, kitchen and separate spare room/office.
One of the earliest existing homes in this or many other parts of New York City, the building was constructed in 1831, within living memory of the Revolutionary War and the nearby Battle of Brooklyn. The current owner has lovingly maintained and continuously updated the building since purchasing it from the previous owner, who had completely renovated and transformed it into a modern, sophisticated home of refined, unique design. Indicative of the design's interest, the house was specifically selected to form part of the distinctive visual background for Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums."
Recent updates to the building include new central air conditioning and heating throughout, a new furnace and hot water heater, new main electrical panels, and a new roof, all within the past 4 years. Flooring is oak and ash throughout.
358 State is located on a beautiful tree-lined street (previous winner of Greenest Block in Brooklyn Awards) filled with both 19th century and new townhouses, in a neighborhood filled with wonderful and varied restaurants and boutiques on Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue, the varied shopping of Fulton Mall and Atlantic Terminal, including the food court at City Point, great grocery and specialty food shopping including Sahadi's and Whole Foods, and is midway between the nearby Atlantic Terminal (Target, Victoria's Secret, etc)/Barclays Center/Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Cultural District) complex and Brooklyn Heights. The A,B,C,D,F,G,Q,R,2,3,4,5,6 subway and multiple bus lines as well as the LIRR service the neighborhood.