Classic, civil war era townhouse on highly desirable, tree lined Degraw Street in Cobble Hill. Built circa 1880 this stately building takes you back to the roots of Brooklyn and NYC's iconic past. The building's tall height and expansive 25' wide by 40' deep floor span will enable you to push the ...
Classic, civil war era townhouse on highly desirable, tree lined Degraw Street in Cobble Hill. Built circa 1880 this stately building takes you back to the roots of Brooklyn and NYC's iconic past. The building's tall height and expansive 25' wide by 40' deep floor span will enable you to push the limits of joyous living, playing and entertaining. Currently configured as a 3 unit home including a duplex apartment on the parlor and garden levels and two floor through apartments on floors 3 and 4.
The duplex apartment is accessed from its own private entrance at ground level directly to the bedrooms or through the main entrance on the parlor floor and through the marble hallway. Upon entering this gracious home you will appreciate its excellent pedigree, strong bones, and decorative details honed by skilled craftsmen from bygone times. The main living area is sun filled via 2 large, south facing windows and features 12 foot ceilings crowned with original decorative moldings and medallion, marble mantel and gorgeous dark stained wood floors. Original full height pocket doors separate the great room from your spacious dining room featuring another marble mantel and 2 large, north facing windows overlooking your lush private garden. The modern kitchen is windowed, has stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and ebony hardwood cabinetry. The 2 extra-large bedrooms are down the stairs at garden level with oversized closets and wide open spaces. Down the hall you will find the primary bathroom with modern finishes and marble tiling. Beyond the bathroom is your laundry room and access to your serene garden with bluestone pathway, grass area, breathtaking evergreen trees, bushes and home to amazing neighborhood birds.
Apartment 2 is accessed via the main building entrance and one flight up the common staircase. Access the apartment through a vintage door to a big, bright, open layout with 10 foot ceilings including decorative tin and medallions soaring above and 2 marble mantels. The open floorplan is currently set up as an extra-large one bedroom with smaller room that can be used as a 2nd bedroom, home office, etc. There are new hardwood floors throughout, new plumbing and classic bathroom with marble flooring, original claw foot tub and large window overlooking the garden.
Apartment 3 is accessed via the main staircase to the 4th floor. Enter this apartment and you will be blasted with natural sun and light from all directions. This apartment has 10 foot 4" ceilings, exposed brick wall throughout the open dining and living area, an extra-large bedroom with south facing windows and smaller room that can be used as a 2nd bedroom, home office, etc. The bathroom is newly renovated and is bright and airy with its own skylight. The kitchen has a large window overlooking the tree tops and garden below.
Building mechanicals are in excellent working order with conversion to gas heating, separate electric and gas meters, and 75 gallon hot water tank still under warranty. There is a full length cellar that spans the floor plate offering excellent storage space. The roof has been regularly maintained and entire back of the building repointed and painted. The building can be converted to single unit, as owner triplex with garden rental, condos, etc. The possibilities await your creativity and personal preferences. The building is ideally located around the corner from neighborhood restaurants, Cobble Hill Movie Theater, specialty shops, grocery store (Union Market around the corner), subway (F,G within a few blocks, Borough Hall station with 4,5,2,3,A,C,R trains within a short walk), Carroll Park with farmers market, short trip to Manhattan and near expressways for weekend getaways. Broker / Owner.