$950K Bed-Stuy cottage has a New Orleans-style balcony and doors from the Domino Sugar Factory
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$950K Bed-Stuy cottage has a New Orleans-style balcony and doors from the Domino Sugar Factory

October 14, 2020

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This unique Bed-Stuy cottage is full of surprises right from the start. The cast-iron railings lend way to a New Orleans-style balcony, made even more inviting with flower boxes and hanging planters. The large metal double doors on the first floor were salvaged from the Domino Sugar Factory, and there are historic cast-iron supports and wooden ceiling beams inside. And with the efficient two-story layout, the $950,000 asking price is just right.

The main level has a completely open floorplan, highlighted by both the decorative doors–which let in lots of natural light while still maintaining privacy–and the cast-iron circular staircase. As the listing explains, the home was “cleverly envisioned by the owner architect/designer” so that “functionality is maximized.” To that end, there’s an organized entryway with a chalkboard, an entire wall of built-in bookshelves, plenty of open shelves and clever storage solutions in the kitchen, and a discreet HVAC/utility closet.

The staircase leads up to the main bedroom, which opens onto the balcony. The metal awning means you can sit or grill outside even in the rain.

Also on the second floor is a full bathroom and an alcove that’s currently set up as a nursery. An alternate floorplan shows how this floor could be divided into three bedrooms. Another way the home could be changed–it’s zoned as a single-family with a storefront, so you could easily turn the first floor into an art studio or work-from-home setup.

[Listing: 456 Tompkins Avenue by Emma James of The Corcoran Group]

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

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