A charming and full-of-potential home at 240 11th Street in Gowanus (near the Park Slope border) just hit the market for a cool $1,995,000. To match its historic rowhouse facade, the home offers loads of stunning original details, but it may benefit from some modern upgrades to really let those bones sing. It features four bedrooms and a flexible layout over three floors, with plenty of options for its future owner.
The first floor is comprised of a large formal dining room and a renovated kitchen, complete with a dishwasher. In the dining room, a full wall of exposed brick frames an opulent, wood-carved decorative fireplace with a mirror above. Sliding glass doors in the kitchen provide access to the patio which offers a shaded deck in the back and border plantings. Tucked next to the kitchen is the home’s largest bathroom with a claw-foot soaking tub, shower, and bidet.
The second floor is a floor-through parlor room with 10-foot ceilings with the original medallions and elaborately painted trim, red wainscoting edged in gold, and another majestic wood fireplace with pier mirror. Behind the grand parlor area is a smaller room currently being used as a home office.
On the second floor are three bedrooms and the second bathroom. The master bedroom in the front of the house offers lots of light and a beautiful decorative fireplace with a marble mantle. The second largest bedroom, currently being used as a kid’s room, gives a glimpse at how amazing the home’s bones look against a more minimal wall treatment, with the floor-to-ceiling exposed brick and wood fireplace providing a focal point for the room. On this level, you’ll also find two smaller rooms being used as a kitchenette and a dressing room, but they could easily be converted to better suit the new owner’s needs.
The basement is currently only semi-finished but comes with washer/dryer hook-ups, six large storage closets and a separate storage room to keep you organized.
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Listing images courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Gowanus