In the heart of Carroll Gardens, in the Historic Old Westminster Church on the tree-lined corner of Clinton Street and 1st Place, this sprawling three-bedroom, two-bath penthouse offers fantastic space and a unique multi-level layout, all in an architecturally stunning converted Neo-Romanesque church.
The first thing you'll notice as you enter the apartment is the bright and airy feel and the terrific proportions of the main living areas. Two large closets are perfectly located to hang your hats and coats with ease upon entry. The elevated living room is wonderfully well-proportioned with plenty of space to relax and lounge and a large window which brings in abundant light and offers stunning views of lower Manhattan. The open kitchen features generous cabinet, counter and work space, stainless steel appliances, wood cabinetry, a glass-tile backsplash and granite counters. Entertaining and gathering is seamless with the sizable dining area adjacent to both the kitchen and living room.
Off the living space you'll find the main bath. With a large vanity and deep shelving, bathroom storage is certainly not a challenge here. Speaking of storage, a door off the bathroom leads to an enormous elevated storage room that wraps around the corner providing tons of storage space in the unit. This, along with the private storage area in the basement means the days of renting storage elsewhere are over!
Nicely separated from the living space you'll find the stairway that leads to the bedrooms. All three bedrooms are remarkably spacious! On the second level you'll find the primary bedroom, complete with a large en-suite bath, and the second bedroom. Both have tremendous closet space and windows with the same gorgeous views of Manhattan as the living room. While currently used as a third bedroom, the top floor space is a wonderful flex space, perfect for a home office with built-in wall-to-wall desk and shelving, a playroom, a den or a bedroom. Its charming sloped ceiling in the front of the room mimics the church's roof while the skylight lets in beautiful light the entire day and a view of the stars at night. Throughout the apartment you'll find lovely hardwood floors. This home is truly like no other!
Built in 1856, originally the Norwegian Seaman's Church, and converted to coops in 1986, 450 Clinton Street has extremely low monthlies and no underlying mortgage! The building has an enormous private garden that runs its entire length with large trees, grassy areas for play, lounging and dining, and plenty of space to carve out your own peaceful oasis. Other features include a well-equipped laundry room, private storage in the basement for each residence, and an underground parking garage where parking spots, when available, can be rented. Pet friendly too.
Two blocks from the F/G trains and all the amazing shopping and dining on Court and Smith Streets, as well as two blocks from Carroll Park, the location is superb. Presently zoned for PS 58.