Details, Beauty, and Scale!! 1196 Union is a home that offers it all. Sophisticated renovation, with details preserved with integrity in the keeping of this historic home. While looking from the sidewalk on this gorgeous limestone block, the landscaped forecourt of this elegant barrel-front townhous...
Details, Beauty, and Scale!! 1196 Union is a home that offers it all. Sophisticated renovation, with details preserved with integrity in the keeping of this historic home. While looking from the sidewalk on this gorgeous limestone block, the landscaped forecourt of this elegant barrel-front townhouse is the first draw. Upon walking through the home's entryway, leave your shoes and bags in the lovely vestibule and head inside. The home is full of pristine original inlaid flooring, working pocket doors, and a stunning decorative fireplace. The living room is flooded with sunlight through the front bay windows. Continue through to to parlor and enter the stunning dining room, large enough to seat 10. The galley kitchen has been thoughtfully renovated to reflect a modern flair with copious amounts of cabinet storage and top of the line appliances, including a 6 burner Blue Star Range and Bosch fridge and dishwasher.
The house's extension off of the dining room is a large flexible space walled with windows. This room is presently used as a spacious play area that looks over onto the oversized private garden (60' deep!).
Head up the stairs with original banister and stunning brass detail on the newel post to the upper level. Sun shines onto the stairs and corridor through a classic stained glassed skylight. Two south facing bedrooms, a meticulously renovated full bath and the enormous primary suite occupy this floor. The primary bedroom has California closets plus a tremendous dressing area with custom built shelving options plus an en suite full bathroom. The front wall of bay windows and storage creates a bright airy space and the perfect spot to curl up with a book.
The finished English basement provides another entire floor of flexible space that is presently used as a den, office, gym and guest bedroom with a full bath. This area has it's own front private entry with a mudroom plus direct access to the garden oasis.
This is truly one of the most beautiful blocks in Crown Heights. Perfectly located, surrounded by retail, shopping and transportation options. 5/2/3 trains are right around the corner with the Eastern Parkway stop close by. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the world class Brooklyn Museum and the Main Branch of the Brooklyn Library are just a few blocks away.
Union Market on Bedford is opening soon. Cafe Con Libros, Mayfield, Two Saints, Lula Bird and Lula Bagel are just a few favorite neighborhood spots to have coffee, a cocktail or a meal. The massive Major Owens Community Center is expected to open soon offering sports, youth programming and clinics to the vibrant Crown Heights Community.
1196 Union is an incredibly opportunity that should not be missed!