This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from April 13, 2015
Built circa 1859, this Italianate inspired two family townhouse is situated on a beautiful block within the Fort Greene Historic District. Close by are all the wonderful amenities that make this quintessential Brooklyn neighborhood great. Down the street, one will find Fort Greene Park and its farmers market. A short distance from the house all transportation needs are fulfilled. Great shopping, bars and restaurants are nearby as well. It doesn't get better than this! This is the property you have been waiting for.The house is configured as an upper triplex along with a garden level apartment on the ground floor. The spectacular upper triplex apartment is truly a RARE find with perfect elements for a gracious lifestyle. Timeless architectural details enhance its' high ceilings, spacious rooms and hallways. One finds original moldings, marble fireplaces, grand entryways, classic but newly made cabinetry and period wood floors. Currently the apartment has three large bedrooms (with the potential to have FIVE bedrooms) and two full bathrooms. To top it off, the townhouse has the most beautiful terrace covered in mature WISTERIA vines with steps that lead to a lovely shade garden below. The parlor level has separate living and dining area, each with 12 foot ceiling heights and beautiful Italianate detailing. Both rooms have a beautiful marble fireplace with ornate carvings. Just beyond the dining area is the renovated and spacious country kitchen with its top of the line stainless appliances. There's plenty of granite countertops for even a busy chef. The rear wall has oversized full view windows allowing for westerly light to filter in and for wonderful views of the thriving garden. A full-view door leads from the kitchen to apartment's unique and amazing terrace with its iron rails and trellises covered the dense vines. Amazingly, when in full bloom, the vines create totally privacy when on the terrace. Down below, the garden has pathways to follow as it meanders among the growing flowers and herbs to a lovely sitting area .Off the kitchen area is a hallway that has a powder room . A dedicated closet contains the clothes washer and dryer. After climbing the beautiful stairway, the second floor dazzles with its huge and spectacular master bedroom that features a triple windowed wall and a beautiful alcove archway leading into it. Facing east, this room receives gentle morning light. On the second floor as well is the very large library/family room Here, wall to wall custom built shelving allows for a sizable book or art collection to be displayed. This room could easily be converted to a major sized bedroom if desired. The pristine master bathroom on this level has a glass enclosure for a shower. There's also a contemporary deep soaking tub and a large and sleek pedestal sink. A beautiful crystal chandelier hangs above. The third floor has two large sized bedrooms along with a separate office. There is a classic full sized bathroom on this level as well.The garden level apartment has one bedroom and an alcove space that can serve as a sleeping area. There's access to the garden from this unit with a door in the rear. This apartment is a very desirable rental unit as its' in one of the most popular of neighborhoods and near all amenities. This unit will always continue to create a steady and high income for its owner. Its been totally renovated and in mint condition and has a very contemporary look and all new fixtures!Showings by appointment only.