Sunny, One-of-a-kind Cottage Oasis in Prime Brooklyn
Nestled on Dean Street in Prospect Heights, at the apex of Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Park Slope, is one of the areas few remaining single family clapboard homes. As bright on the outside as it is on the inside, this charming house is your chance to have the best of both worlds and own a 20' historic townhouse in the center of everything.
Enter through the home's convenient mudroom into an open living room with well-preserved, wide-plank, pumpkin pine floors. The airy dining room has dual built-ins and acts as the hub of the first floor, connecting the kitchen with both living spaces and offering plenty of space to entertain or spread out with the Sunday paper. The rustic galley kitchen is outfitted with expansive butcher block counters, farmhouse sink, generous storage, and stainless steel appliances (Miele stove top, Verona oven, Bosch dishwasher and Summit refrigerator). Natural light floods in from the skylight and the pass through to the sunroom offers the feel of an open kitchen.
The first floor also sports a generous coat closet, staired cellar access, 1/2 bath with W/D and an updated spa off the sunroom with a massive soaking tub. Access to the home's large, private, garden and patio is off the sunroom-- A sanctuary in the heart of Brooklyn where you'll find a prized Japanese maple, built-in wall bench and plenty of space to gather and entertain.
On the second floor are two large, light-filled bedrooms, each with their own original details (including fireplace mantles) and a full bathroom featuring Duravit washbasin, Toto toilet and a large tiled Grohe rain shower that completes this spa bath.
The top floor of 474 Dean is currently arranged as an enormous master suite with terrifically high, 11'9" ceilings. Composed of an oversized bedroom that can accommodate its own living area, a second bedroom that can alternatively be used as home office/gym/nursery/dressing room and an updated full bath looking over the garden. The expansive master bedroom includes three, pin-drop-quiet windows facing Dean Street and the original (now decorative) fireplace. Both top floor bedrooms have access toadditional attic storage found above the stairwell, the landing and the full bathroom.
Unique for a home of this age and style, 474 could not be more convenient. Two blocks from Atlantic Terminal (with access to the 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R/LIRR), the A/C at Lafayette and the G at Fulton, you would be hard pressed to find another home with this character and accessibility anywhere in the city. In four different directions you can take in many of Brooklyn's most touted attractions, such as BAM, Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and of course, Barclay's itself which is nearly in your own front yard. Neighborhood favorites include Sofreh, James, and the many options on Vanderbilt such as Lalou and Olmstead.