The Warren Place Mews is one of the most charming blocks of Cobble Hill, if not all of Brooklyn. It’s a gated street with 34 modest brick cottages that face a private courtyard. The mews dates back to the 1870s, when it was built by wealthy merchant and philanthropist Alfred Tredway White. White advocated for housing for the working class and built affordable housing all around Brooklyn. These homes in particular were used as workman’s cottages. But the mews has come a long way since then. This home, at 21 Warren Place, is now on the market for $1.495 million.
As you may have guessed, these former workman’s cottages are not as large as your typical townhouse. This house rises three stories with about 1,500 square feet. There are two bedrooms (although the floor plan suggests you could fit three bedrooms) and only one bathroom.
The cozy kitchen, which is attached to the dining room, leads out to a private back patio. And remember, this house comes with a front yard, too–part of the lovely front courtyard is included in the property of the house.
Details include hardwood floors, exposed brick and exposed ceiling beams. Some recent upgrades, like the kitchen and light fixtures, give it a more modern look.
The English-style courtyard runs all the way from Warren to Baltic Streets. The original goal of this unique setup was to allow light into the houses throughout the day without impediment. Today, you get the same amazing benefits and you’re within walking distance of all the commercial growth along Court Street and Smith Street. These workingman’s cottages have really moved up in the world!
Images courtesy of the Corcoran Group
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