Nestled between an impressive array of architecturally significant homes, on arguably THE BEST block in Historic Ditmas Park, is 459 East 19th St.
Truly One of a Kind, this picture-perfect 5 bedroom, 2 full and 2 half bath Victorian has been completely restored on the exterior and radically redesigned on the interior to maximize open space and light while showcasing breathtaking architectural detail and the beautiful structure beneath. Glimpses of rough-hewn joists, exposed brick and lathe, alongside more refined coffered ceilings, multi-patterned parquet floors and wainscoting, combine effortlessly with gorgeous, modern design features and finishes. With a thoughtful eye towards repurposing and choosing materials that are both utilitarian yet luxuriously organic and integration of innovative modern amenities, the overall vibe of this exceptional home is one of mindfulness and well-being.
The sprawling Parlor floor is a dramatic, huge, beautiful, open space. An absolute dream for family life and gatherings, the generous entry foyer, living/dining areas and kitchen flow together. Lofty 11-foot ceilings enhance the feeling of open space and windows on every wall flood the room with natural light while affording a lovely connection to the outdoors.
The sleek kitchen has long stretches of Meganite countertops with endless storage below, LED back lit open shelving above and radiant heated, reclaimed wood floors. High-end fixtures include a Wolf 4-burner stove with center griddle, Miele Hood, Thermador dishwasher, Sub Zero refrigerator and under-mount sink with garbage disposal and filtered water tap. Double-hinged glass doors from the kitchen open up to a lovely western red cedar deck, and a luscious green and grassy backyard with mature trees that is private and completely enclosed.
There is also a convenient half bath on this floor.
On the second floor are four, generously sized bedrooms. The Primary with a bay of windows overlooking the tree-lined street, a bath ensuite, and a large custom closet with an ElK shelving system. Luscious Primary bath finishes include radiant heated slate floors, a long natural stone countertop with double sinks, and a large glass-enclosed deluge shower. Exposed ceiling beams and reclaimed wood wainscoting and open shelving create a warm and luxurious contrast to the rich stonework. The remaining three rooms are beautifully proportioned with ample closet space including custom ELK shelving, one with its own private access to a cedar deck overlooking the back yard, a perfect secluded place for contemplation and fresh air. A designated electronics closet on this floor is the power hub for the 5 camera home security and NEST systems, the eleven hardwired Genelec speakers throughout the house accessed through Sonos, and Coaxial and CAT 6 wiring in every room.
The third floor has soaring, vaulted ceilings, a large family room with a built-in, floating corner credenza and shelving, another sun-drenched bedroom, and a slate and wood bath with a deep soaking tub with a handheld shower and wall-mounted toilet. The piece de resistance is an amazing Slate clad, commercial-grade steam room big enough for 6 people, with custom cedar benches and a rain shower head.
The completely finished basement is a fantastic bonus additional living/storage space and has sealed concrete floors, interior French drains, and the original exposed ceiling rafters. There is a half bath with concealed plumbing for easy conversion to a full, the laundry area with Electrolux, front loading washer & dryer and custom cedar folding table, a huge open area currently used as a gym/kids playroom, and a two-person, cedar, dry sauna.
The two-car garage has been completely renovated with a new roof, windows, gutters and electricity and the long driveway can easily accommodate three additional cars.
All of this in close proximity to the shopping and restaurants of Cortelyou Rd, Newkirk Plaza and the B & Q trains to Manhattan.