This duplex occupies the parlor and the floor above, the best half of a brownstone. In addition there is private south facing landscaped garden with Koi pond. The garden is accessed from the parlor level. An elegant and comfortable contemporary sense of design has inspired this renovation. Large windows, high ceilings and great light make this loft like parlor floor an ideal space for entertainment. The open design also features a large dining area, and a true gourmet kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are a cool ice blue colored glass laminate placed over a lacquered finish. The contrast of the light greenish reflective nature of the face of the cabinets with the dark wood on the borders is quite handsome. All of the elements are nicely enhanced by the choice of tech lighting for the breakfast bar and the overall kitchen space. The smooth lines continue with the kitchen counters, sub zero refrigerator, wolf stove, (all stainless steel), and glass countertop on the breakfast bar. The mosaic tile wall over the stove contrasts nicely with the sleek surfaces in the room. The multi colored textured tiles pick up the other colors in the limestone floor and granite countertops. A wine cooler completes the kitchen. The two full bathrooms have been given the same detailed design. The parlor level bath has ceramic tile and a glass enclosed shower. The bath on the second level has ceramic tile, a Duravit double length vessel sink, Toto fixtures and a rain shower in the glassed-in tub. Also on the upper level are two generous sized bedrooms, a cozy den and a home office. All this located close to transportation, Atlantic Avenue shopping, Sahadis, Trader Joes, the many trendy restaurants in Cobble Hill, Smith Street and Brooklyn Heights. In close proximity is the new beaurtifully landscaped, 85 acre Brooklyn Bridge Park offering recreation and incredible views of the New York harbor and skyline.