Homes like this adorably perfect apartment don’t come on the market all that often in this neck of the woods — because who would ever want to leave? Even if Park Slope hadn’t been “New York” magazine’s choice for the ‘Most Livable Neighborhood’ in the city in 2010, one would have to look no further than its charming, small-town feel and notable residents (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kerry Russell and Steve Buscemi, to name a few) to know they hit the neighborhood jackpot. Plus, this gem of a home located at 99 Berkeley Place has a fun bonus all its own. We’ll get to that a little later on.
There’s a lot to love about this quaint but spacious three-bedroom co-op with lofty ceilings and newly refinished hardwood floors. We especially like how the common and sleeping quarters are so beautifully defined: one-floor living at its best. Step into the entry foyer and a quick left draws you into the kitchen and dining area. Continue on towards the oversized living room, which features built-in shelving and a lovely alcove with three large windows topped by original stained glass. The wide open floor plan was designed with entertaining in mind and makes it easy to be the quintessential host.
To the right of the foyer, a long private hallway leads to three bedrooms, two renovated bathrooms, and closets, closets, and more closets (oh how we love closets). But, we’d be willing to settle for the bedroom with the smallest closet, as it has direct access to a super sweet backyard.
And the bonus we mentioned earlier? This $1.4-million-dollar apartment also comes with an additional windowed room on the basement level that can be used in a variety of ways. Though the floor plan identifies the space as storage, we’d prefer to think out of the box and envision a mini pied-à-terre. Given some of the incredibly small places people call home in the city, this 140-square-foot alcove nook could make an interesting guest room…or man cave.
Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Park Slope