This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from August 04, 2016
A truly unique Brooklyn gem on the border of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and the bourgeoning Navy Yard area is now available for sale. Customized from top to bottom in a truly Brooklyn style, this charming Greek and Gothic Revival style townhouse was built circa 1850 and is located on a beautiful tree-lined block of Vanderbilt Avenue. 20' wide over 4 floors with a fully refinished basement storage area and an extra-large walk-in vault and laundry room under the stoop, this enchanting home is full of unique historical elements along with many modern upgrades for the discerning buyer. Currently used as a single family home, this legal two-family double duplex is easily used in either configuration. Enter on the parlor floor to a beautiful foyer with access to both apartments. The double parlor room floor with wood burning fireplace has custom engraved oak floors, panel molding, and antique lighting. The galley style kitchen with butcher block counters and tons of built in storage and pass through pantry area is fully equipped with top of the line stainless steel appliances and an enormous soap stone sink. There is a half bath located in a small extension at the back of the house with deck and stairs leading to the terraced, landscaped garden with outdoor fireplace and fountain. A large storage area is located next to a sliding glass door with access to the garden level bedroom and full bathroom with custom tilework and walk-in rain shower. The basement has been fully refinished with extensive structural work and repointing creating a perfectly clean, dry, and open storage area. The garden level bedroom has its own wood burning fireplace and beautifully painted turquoise wood floors. Custom millwork was used to create a closet and bookshelves that divide the space into two charming rooms. The entire third floor is the master suite. A huge master bedroom with freestanding tub is the focal point of this urban oasis. There is a walk in closet that dreams are made of with custom shelving and hardware throughout. The master bathroom is outfitted in Moroccan tile, with a huge walk-in rain shower. There is small extra room on this floor as well that can be used as an office or nursery. The top floor is one-of-a-kind with 12' vaulted ceilings, a second kitchen, and a windowed bathroom facing the 100 year old Mulberry tree in the garden. Use this as the ultimate recreation space, a second master suite, or re-imagine it to your liking, the possibilities are endless. This is a home you have to see to believe! Located just a half block from all the shops and restaurants of Myrtle Ave, a few blocks from Fort Greene Park and Dekalb Avenue's restaurant row, close to Pratt Institute, and a short subway ride into Manhattan from any of the trains on Flatbush Avenue, or the Clinton-Washington C or G trains. Please email to schedule your appointment to see it!