This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from March 25, 2015
Calling all artists, architects, investors or anyone looking for a unique and remarkable building!689 Sackett Street is a piece of Brooklyn history. In the 1800's, before there were street cars, subways and automobiles in Brooklyn, there were horses, carriages and wagons. Built in 1891, the front portion of 689 Sackett Street was built 28' wide x 42' 8" deep, with an office for the stable master and a wagon room on the first floor plus two apartments on each of the upper two floors. Today, cars have replaced the horses and wagons, but the curb cut and the indoor parking remains. A 28' x 28' two story extension was added around the turn of the century, connecting the front building to a two story 27' x 67' carriage house in the back. The carriage house was originally built as a stable for horses with a hayloft upstairs. Currently the lower floor of the carriage house is artist studios and upstairs is an 1800 sq ft living loft with a wood burning stove.The lot and the building are irregular L shape in the back going behind the two neighboring buildings. It is built approximately as an expansive 8750 sq ft plus a 540 sq ft court yard in the "crook" of the L. All levels have high ceilings.689 Sackett Street is a rare opportunity for you to repurpose it as a large family compound like no other OR to divide into what would be the most unique apartments or condos. Imagine making it modern and adding multiple roof decks while retaining many of the original elements of the historic carriage house and stable. It is and will be remarkable and one-of-a-kind.This is my favorite building in Brooklyn! The photos and floor plans do not capture the scale and the size of this building. To help you visualize the building, copy / paste the following URL into your browser:http://youtu.be/hWrH1MRrQ3c Better yet, call or email for an appointment to see it.