This three-story, two-family Clinton Hill townhouse at 578 Myrtle Avenue, zoned to allow a commercial establishment on the ground floor, has plenty of living space and lots of income potential. Asking $2.5 million, the current setup as a painter’s single-family home and workspace further underscores the freedom and fun of townhouse living. The light-filled top floor is currently used as a studio for the artist-in-residence (his favorite subjects are “ballet dancers, bullfighters, and women of the night, lounging in opulent bedrooms,” as seen above) whose enjoyment of rouge, magenta, blue and beyond can be seen throughout the house.
We’ll guess by the wine shelf wall in the finished basement (see floor plans)–which now also holds a washer/dryer and bath–and this very funky candy-colored bar-slash-kitchen that the house has seen its days as a neighborhood drinking establishment. We love the tin ceilings!
Teal, brick and tin are a great backdrop for lots and lots of art. The 3,200-square-foot home has four working wood-burning fireplaces, the aforementioned finished basement, and a large backyard.
That top floor studio looks like the perfect place to paint, practice or otherwise create. Exposed brick and beams and built-in storage make this private loft aerie a rare find atop a townhouse.
There is indeed a large backyard, ready for gardening and BBQ once the snow melts–and we can see some serious potential at Christmastime.
Though it may look a little scruffy, the north Clinton Hill Myrtle Avenue neighborhood’s definitely one to watch, surrounded by the booming Navy Yard, Bed-Stuy and Pratt. The listing’s promise of “an easy commute to Manhattan and beyond” via the G subway is a bit misleading, however, since that line is strictly Brooklyn-only (though it’s an easy enough switch to another line).
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Images courtesy of Halstead Property.
Neighborhoods : Clinton Hill