The best thing about shiny new modern townhouses? They can be really fun. Take this townhouse at 113A Columbia Street, along the Columbia Street Waterfront in Brooklyn, for example. It’s a new-construction home, built in 2010. And over five stories you get lots of unique, fun custom details that really make this house one of a kind. The design, most of all, is kid friendly, with a rock-climbing wall making for one of the coolest kid’s rooms ever.
Let’s get this out of the way—this house is huge. Over five stories you’re getting 4,390 square feet, seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. On top of that, there’s a private garage, an elevator, a full floor guest suite, an art or work studio, a backyard, and a roof terrace. The open kitchen (pictured above) has its own custom cabinetry, marble counters and a dining area with seating for 12.
Even the office is big, although the design is pretty straightforward.
It’s the kid’s room that really stands out. A rock-climbing wall and a crazy ceiling net? Bunk beds? Our inner child is dying to live in this room and never grow up.
A custom steel and oak stairway leads you to the other bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom is a lot more refined, (sadly) without a rock wall. There are also big beautiful windows looking out onto the waterfront.
And here’s the second of all seven bedrooms, also showcasing big windows. Other features throughout the house include sawn white oak flooring, radiant heat and central AC.
Outdoor space is also big here, with both the backyard and a roof deck. The design of both is similar, with lots of wood complimented by lots of greenery and landscaping. On the roof deck, according to the listing, there are sustainable teak decks. Not to mention the incredible views afforded by this area of Brooklyn—Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island and the sunset over the water. Not a bad way to top off such a massive, striking house.
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman