Adorable Wood House Renovated with Reclaimed Materials Asks $1.2M in Gowanus

Posted On Wed, April 8, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, April 8, 2015 By In Cool Listings, Gowanus, Interiors

If you’re one for Brooklyn’s more hidden gems, travel with us to Gowanus, where a fixer-upper at 162 10th Street was rescued by an architect who redesigned it for her family. The end result is a sophisticated interior with treasures at every turn. We’re talking tons of reclaimed materials and details that give this $1.195 million townhouse a built-in story hour.

162 10th Street, charred hemlock shou sugi ban, Baltic Birch shelves, corrugated steel rear façade from old barn

The townhome makes an immediate first impression with a front façade covered with charred hemlock, an ancient Japanese treatment called “shou sugi ban.” On the back of the house, walls are clad with reclaimed corrugated steel from an old barn, while the backyard boasts apple trees and a 100-year-old muscat grape vine.

162 10th Street, charred hemlock shou sugi ban, Baltic Birch shelves, corrugated steel rear façade from old barn

Inside, the 1,100-square-foot home has a living room with a classic Danish wood-burning stove, a new kitchen with marble counters and custom cabinets, and a dining room with garden access, a wood-burning fireplace and a skylight. Built-in Baltic birch shelves can be found throughout the house.

162 10th Street, charred hemlock shou sugi ban, Baltic Birch shelves, corrugated steel rear façade from old barn

The second floor has two bedrooms with an open skylit space that can either be an office or a nursery. The bathroom boasts radiant heated slate floors. Meanwhile, down in the basement, there’s a rec room, laundry facilities, and space for a studio or workshop.

162 10th Street, charred hemlock shou sugi ban, Baltic Birch shelves, corrugated steel rear façade from old barn

162 10th Street is one of a block of two-story rowhouses between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in Gowanus. Before the viaduct (which carries the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) was built in the 1930s, the block was lined with wood houses likely built for the working class. The townhouse is near Gowanus restaurants like Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ, Runner & Stone, and pie haven Twenty Blackbirds. There’s a Whole Foods close by along with train access. Additional updates to the home include new Pella windows, Nest thermostats, zoned air conditioning and heat, and completely updated electrical and plumbing.

[Listing: 162 10th Street by Leah Solomon of Corcoran Group]

Photos courtesy of Corcoran Group

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