$3M Park Slope townhouse has a Japanese-inspired tea room and garden
This somewhat unusual four-and-a-half-bedroom Park Slope townhouse at 641 Warren Street was converted to a single-family home from a three-family dwelling by the building’s current owners. Renovations were done with an emphasis on quality and practicality, and elements of their Japanese heritage were integrated throughout including a “chashitsu,” or traditional tea ceremony room, with tatami mats, a patio and a kitchen preparation area overlooking a garden that boasts Japanese maple, fruiting peach, and willow trees and bamboo.
On the parlor level, an open kitchen is anchored by a 48-inch inch Viking range. A nine-foot-long Corian countertop is just right for a quick breakfast or a snack, and Bosch appliances, industrial venting, and warming drawers assure the aforementioned practicality.
The home’s living and dining rooms feature traditional French wainscoting and tin ceilings, framed by an ornate chandelier and a mirrored centerpiece.
Bedrooms are divided between the ground level and the top floor of the 2,160-square-foot home. Traditional Japanese bathrooms feature both showers and Jacuzzi soaking tubs.
The tea ceremony room, complete with traditional tatami mats and kitchen preparation area, looks out over the tranquil garden.
The townhouse may not be as big as some, but it comes with 2,000 square feet of outdoor space. A balcony off the kitchen offers a gas BBQ grill, with a spiral staircase descending to the garden.
The fence-enclosed rooftop, accessible via pull-down stairs, is a perfect spot for a quiet sunbathe or picnic table dining.
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