This multi-family townhouse in Williamsburg, at 455 Grand Street, offers a buyer plenty of opportunities to get creative. It is currently configured with a ground floor commercial space, a basement recording studio, an owners loft, and rental apartments above. The listing suggests it could be transformed into a massive single-family property, or the zoning even allows you to build an extra floor. The current home, however, is full of cool details, like glass walls, lots of exposed brick and a floating staircase that leads you to a sleeping loft.
The lofty living room is dominated by a wall of glass, exposed brick, and ceilings that surpass 13 feet. With all that space, the owners built out a floating staircase that leads to a sleeping loft with lots of extra storage.
Also on the owner’s floor is an enormous chef’s kitchen with yet another wall of windows looking out to the back garden. Lots of greenery inside creates an indoor/outdoor connection with the wall of planted bamboo that lines the garden.
The main bathroom combines qualities of a loft (beamed ceilings, exposed pipes) with qualities of a spa (large, tiled tub).
Both the second and the third floor are being rented as floor-through apartments. Each apartment has a large bedroom, oak floors, exposed brick and high ceilings. The second-floor apartment has a dining room that faces a back terrace. The third floor boasts a loft space, which is accessed by a ladder over the interior bedroom.
Here’s a look at the townhouse’s outdoor spaces, which include the back garden off the owner’s loft lined with greenery and herringbone style brick. The terrace is for the rental apartment upstairs.
And here’s the basement, which the owner has outfitted as a recording space. Ultimately, no one can accuse this property of being boring! Be sure to check out a few more fun images in the gallery.
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Williamsburg