Built in 1875, gut renovated in 2017 and further updated in 2019, 198 Washington Avenue is an elegant 5-story, Clinton Hill classic brownstone with modern updates designed for today's needs and comforts. It sits on a charming tree-lined block known for extra wide sidewalks and deep front gardens. Th...
Built in 1875, gut renovated in 2017 and further updated in 2019, 198 Washington Avenue is an elegant 5-story, Clinton Hill classic brownstone with modern updates designed for today's needs and comforts. It sits on a charming tree-lined block known for extra wide sidewalks and deep front gardens. This quintessential Brooklyn townhouse is configured as a triplex over a garden apartment plus finished basement and features a total of four bedrooms, three full baths, and two half baths. Great care was taken to design a home that flows beautifully and functions seamlessly, with high end finishes and systems throughout, including a new Mitsubishi mini-split HVAC system that provides an energy-efficient zone for every main room of the house.
Coming home to 198 Washington Avenue, you'll ascend a tall stoop that sits high off the street and enter through elegantly curved double doors. The parlor floor is light, open, and airy with exquisite herringbone floors, nearly 11-foot tall ceilings bordered by crown moldings, and an easeful procession of spaces perfect for entertaining and everyday life. A sitting area framed by an oversized window provides a sunny oasis to relax and unwind. Moving deeper into the house, there's ample space for a dining area and living room, with a tastefully appointed powder room tucked under the stairs.
The chef's kitchen is sleek and grand, with enormous Caesarstone countertops and easy circulation for comfortable cooking and socializing. Everything here is top of the line, including a Viking 6-burner stove and oven, Viking dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator, and an undercounter wine cooler. A stunning Nana Door wall system composed of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels opens the back wall up to a spacious deck for grilling and dining that feels like an extra room of the house. Downstairs from the deck is a sun-drenched and serenely quiet private backyard with a commercial-grade SynLawn synthetic grass surface that will stay soft and clean for years of barefoot enjoyment, as well as a gas fireplace, bluestone pavers and teak planter boxes for your own vegetable garden.
Extraordinary ceiling heights continue upstairs to the three large bedrooms and home office featuring oversized windows, exposed brick, expertly crafted woodwork and abundant closet space. A laundry room conveniently houses a stacked washer/dryer. The top floor is dedicated to a breathtaking primary bedroom suite. The bedroom has a gas fireplace and large windows that look out over the open skies of Clinton Hill. This floor also includes a new home office ideal for working from home (currently used as a baby nursery) and two huge walk-in closets. The master bathroom is a world unto itself, with an oversized walk-in rain shower, Bain Ultra Air Jet soaking tub, double sinks, and large windows with views of the lush greenery just beyond your property.
On the roof you'll find brand new steel and wood framing for an expansive deck that you can customize and complete. The garden floor apartment is a fully renovated 1-bedroom, 1.5 bath duplex and is perfect for extended stay visitors or can be legally rented out for additional income. The fully finished basement provides generous space for entertaining and is now used as a recreation room complete with pool table, while also housing an extra-deep storage room and a second washer/dryer.
The best of Clinton Hill's and Fort Greene's restaurants, boutiques, and other amenities are all a stone's throw away, as well as Fort Greene Park with its weekly farmer's market, the Brooklyn Navy Yard with the new Wegman's grocery store, Pratt University and BAM. Public transportation is easily accessible, with main bus lines and the G and C trains practically around the corner. Come see this beautifully renovated, turnkey brownstone before it's gone. You'll want to move right in and make it the backdrop for your life in Brooklyn.