While we’re used to seeing headline-stealing buildings from innovative design firm SHoP Architects–Barclays Center, the American Copper Buildings, and what will be Brooklyn’s tallest tower, to name a modest few–we don’t see SHoP-designed townhouses every day. This particular two-family home at 87 Dikeman Street in the heart of creative and laid-back Red Hook has at least four bedrooms and consists of an owners’ triplex and a rental unit plus a garden and off-street parking. But it’s the home’s design that will likely attract the most attention, with an exterior comprised of zinc panels juxtaposed with polar white concrete planks and accented by a hardwood slat screen and full-height peerless windows. This 3,080-square-foot home, its innovative design–and design pedigree–can be yours for $3.15 million.
Along the side of the home runs an exterior staircase fashioned of sustainably-harvested Machiche wood, leading to the first floor of the owners’ triplex.
A sleek, minimalist kitchen features Viola Park cabinetry and paperstone countertops; toward the front of the house is a spacious open living and dining area framed by floor-to-ceiling windows and walnut floors with custom-designed walnut baseboards.
One flight up is a south-facing master bedroom with more floor-to-ceiling windows and a jumbo closet. You’ll also find a laundry room and a luxurious master bath. Down the hall, a light-filled play area could easily become an additional bedroom, and a large terrace with built-in benches is perfect for outdoor dining.
On the top floor you’ll find two more bedrooms with private terraces that offer city and water views, and another bath.
On the home’s garden floor is a one-bedroom rental with walnut floors, full-height windows, new stainless steel appliances, lots of closets and garden access.
Along with completely new mechanicals, this cutting-edge townhouse boasts a state-of-the-art forced air heating and cooling system.
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Photos courtesy of Compass.
Neighborhoods : Red Hook