You'll find this elegant townhouse nestled on a coveted, tree lined and picturesque block in the Sunset Park historic district.
Loaded with charm and character and meticulously cared for and updated, 424 55th Street is a classic 2-family Sunset Park townhouse that provides a perfect blend of turn-of-the-century Neo-Greco/Renaissance Revival town house with a contemporary Brooklyn Style. Built in 1903 by Swedish-born architect Axel Hedman, this beauty exemplifies the best of the era with a grand L-shaped stoop, full-height bay windows on all levels, and just the right amount of exterior ornamentation.
This exceptional home offers a garden & parlor level duplex with several landscaped outdoor spaces and a bright and spacious top floor 2 bedroom rental unit.
Past the beautiful front garden and just off the tranquil entry hall is a custom-designed floor-through entertaining level that is an ideal backdrop for hosting guests or comfortable day to day living.
The wonderful living room replete with a fabulous tin ceiling, fire place, hard wood floors and bay windows looking out into the serene front garden flows naturally into the beautiful custom-designed and fully equipped kitchen which features quartz countertops and a large island with breakfast bar for casual dining, and is paired perfectly with handsome cabinetry for generous storage and a graceful design effect.
Just beyond the kitchen is your formal dining room along with an adjoining all season sunroom-home office that offers views of the bright south-facing landscaped garden, a recently renovated full bathroom and an entire flexible basement level suited for any of several uses such as a home gym, additional home office or hobby space, den or children's playroom.
Completing this floor is the generous amounts of private outdoor space which include lush landscaped and well-cared for front and rear garden areas with Japanese Green Maple and Cherry trees. Enjoy your morning coffee or an evening cocktail in one of your gardens or on the second floor terrace - go on and say it "Ahhhhhh, this is the life."
The parlor floor greets you with 10' high ceilings and features three bedrooms and another full bath. The primary bedroom suite looks out over the front garden area and includes a tremendous dressing area. The spacious second bedroom features views of plush greenery from the back garden and draws magnificent soft southern sunlight which you can enjoy from inside the home or on your own private terrace - YES, your own private terrace! Use the third bedroom as is or create a second home office.
On the third floor, with its own private entrance is a bright & spacious 2 -bedroom 1 bath rental unit with a formal living room, dining room and full kitchen with new hardwood floors throughout.
This home's original details include exquisite wood moldings and millwork, fireplaces and pocket doors on each floor, decorative carved wood banisters, gorgeous parquet floors and tin ceilings, plaster work and a clawfoot tub.
South and north facing this home's perfect elevation allows sunlight to flood each floor all throughout the day and into the evening and is without a doubt a splendid place to make your home.
Don't miss this opportunity to own a home of this quality in burgeoning Sunset Park, with its recently designated Historic Districts and renowned namesake park with famous NYC skyline views, as well as Industry City and its own vibrant local communities. Subway, dining and shopping just around the corner! Only 30 minutes to Manhattan by subway and close to the Brooklyn Army Terminal Ferry landing at 58th Street.