Welcome home to 56 Willow, located among the coveted 'fruit streets' enclave of Brooklyn Heights. Unit 3, an approximately 1,800 sq. ft. floor-through home has just undergone a top to bottom gut renovation by Baxt Ingui Architects. Reimagined and completely transformed in 2020, this rare property features two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a 420 sq. ft. private deck accessible off the living + dining rooms, 11 brand-new landmarked windows encompassing 3 exposures, state of the art central A/C + heat and top of the line finishes throughout. Additional features include 10-foot ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, a massive skylight, beautifully executed custom millwork at every corner and best of all, extremely low carrying costs.
Perched at treetop elevation, unit 3 sits above the parlor level of 56 Willow, allowing for the ideal juxtaposition of natural light and sky with the presence of greenery all around you. Upon entry, you are greeted by a jaw-dropping great room spanning nearly 25 feet wide by 42 feet deep. Anchored by a stunning wood burning fireplace with a Carrara marble mantle, the expansive great room is instantly reminiscent of a room discovered in a classic Heights mansion, with proportions rarely found in a two-bedroom home. Separate yet seamlessly connected, the living and dining areas are an entertainer's dream. Gorgeous custom millwork in every room helps create subtle hints as to when one space ends and another begins. There is also a large coat closet and designer quality powder room off the entryway.
Beyond the living room is a one-of-a-kind eat-in kitchen with adjacent home office. Oversized, bright and highly functional, it features a massive island conducive to all forms of entertaining and is equipped with state of the art Sub Zero and Wolf appliances. Endless storage on both sides of the island, marble countertops and subway tile backsplash, a vented hood, pantry, chalkboard paneled fridge and freezer, breakfast seating for five and a big custom skylight complete the package.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a windowed home office and thoughtful built-ins. Every room in the home is outfitted with impressive millwork including a custom built in sofa and window seats with upholstered cushions. To sweeten it all, a completely private and fully built out private deck is just outside your kitchen double doors. With no staircase to climb, this outdoor space is a true gem as typically townhouses offer street level gardens or non-contiguous roofdecks. This outdoor oasis is high above the gardens of neighboring brownstones and comes with slivers of water views.
Past the living room through a casement door are the bedrooms and a full bathroom. The large primary bedroom is wrapped in millwork with custom inserts from top to bottom, allowing for maximum storage. Three windows facing Willow and Orange streets flood the room with natural light. The second bedroom is also large and faces south over the treetops of Orange Street. There is a wall of custom storage, a built-in desk and plenty of space for any array of furniture. One full bathroom services both bedrooms and can easily become en-suite to the primary with the simple addition of a sliding door. The bathroom has heated floors, new light fixtures, a shower/tub combo and a large window with custom privacy door. Other features of this unique property include in unit washer/dryer, Nest thermostats controlling three zones and beautiful ash gray restored floors.
56 Willow is a 4-unit brownstone with low monthlies, basement storage, a management company handling all building maintenance and is pet friendly on a case by case basis. Situated on the corner of Orange and Willow Streets, the building is near the 2, 3, A, C, R and F trains, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the iconic Brooklyn Heights promenade. Please note this apartment is one flight up.