Adjacent to Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of Brooklyn’s oldest but least known neighborhoods: Wallabout. Though somewhat isolated due to its lack of public transportation, the area boasts a rich history dating back to the 17th century. It was once home to the area’s second largest producer of chocolate (second only to Hershey’s), Brooklyn’s first free African-American school, and where Walt Whitman wrote the first edition of “Leaves of Grass” while living at 99 Ryerson Street. Wallabout contains the largest concentration of pre-Civil War wood-frame houses in the city, but amid the historic homes are some contemporary gems, like this 2011 metal-clad townhouse at 336 Park Avenue. The 2,500 square-foot property—complete with a side yard, a roof terrace, and two parking spots—is currently on the market for $2,200,000.
Entrance is on the garden level, which is comprised of an open living/dining room, a kitchen, and a half bathroom. High ceilings, radiant-heated concrete floors, and custom maple cabinetry and millwork feature throughout the home. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the living area open directly onto the side yard. The home is close to the BQE but special attention was paid to keeping outside noise at bay with double-glazed casement windows and a top-of-the-line air filtration system.
On the second floor is a large, corner master suite with built-in closets and an en-suite bathroom. A spacious home office with built-in desks and it’s own bathroom is also on this level, as is a dedicated laundry room.
On the third floor are two more bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a staircase taking you up to the roof deck. There’s also a fully-finished basement that offers additional, flexible space.
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