While it may not be palatial, this sweet three-bedroom, two-story (plus finished basement) townhouse at 455 37th Street in Sunset Park on a lovely street of tidy 1900s row houses would make a terrific “condo alternative.” Sunset Park, which the listing reminds us was recently dubbed the nation’s number one “edgy cool” neighborhood, is indeed a rising star. With exciting projects in the works at Industry City, an amazingly diverse mix of residents, proximity to transportation, parks and the waterfront and even a recent turn as the winter home of the Brooklyn Flea, Sunset Park is one of those places you might wish you’d moved to years ago.
But there are still deals to be had among the just-as-diverse housing choices, like this well-preserved home asking $1.405 million. And a magical back yard with an utterly charming garden studio are definitely something you won’t find in most condos.
Built at the turn of the nineteenth century, this single-family row house has been well maintained and recently updated. There are still original details that charm, like mantles, functional pocket doors and the home’s original floors and banister.
Though 18 feet wide and 1,707 square feet, according to the listing, it doesn’t suffer from skinny-house syndrome–and 10 rooms is more than enough for a growing New York City family or any non-tiny-house lover. On the parlor floor, a pretty front room joins a separate dining room and a clean and bright kitchen.
The real magic starts on the lower floor. The basement, says the listing, has been dug out to achieve seven-foot ceiling height; down here you’ll find a full bathroom and laundry facilities. Out in the 44-foot-long backyard, a perennial garden leads to an insulated, fully finished and ridiculously charming studio.
Upstairs there are two good-sized bedrooms and large bathroom. Though the decor might not suit everyone, there’s a certain historic 1920s elegance to the mural wallpaper.
Also up here is a home office which could also be a third, albeit small, bedroom; you could, of course, configure the space any way you wish, with a little help from an architect.
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Neighborhoods : Sunset Park