Asking $2.5M, this unusual Brooklyn condo feels like an artist’s loft inside a rustic farmhouse
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Asking $2.5M, this unusual Brooklyn condo feels like an artist’s loft inside a rustic farmhouse

May 23, 2024
Photos courtesy of Gabriele Sewtz

Asking $2,495,000, this creative Brooklyn home in Greenwood Heights offers the convenience of a condo and the space of a townhouse, with loft-like interiors that reflect the lifestyle of its current resident, an accomplished artist. This extraordinary residence at 248 17th Street spans four levels, with two levels of secluded private outdoor space and additional roof rights. The building–once an industrial warehouse–was converted into a seven-unit condo in 2002. It retains its frame of brick, timber, and concrete, and the unusual apartments within have a distinctly urban industrial feel.

The condo’s interiors were designed by noted wellness-focused architect Robert D. Henry. It was an inspiration and creative space for the current owner Patricia Watwood, a contemporary artist whose work has been featured in galleries and museums worldwide.

On the garden level is a loft-style kitchen, framed by wood beams and exposed brick walls. This charming space looks perfect for gathering and creating, as well as cooking and dining.

The home’s main living space is on two levels; on the upper level is a living room that was transformed into a painting studio by Watwood, who creates portraits and figurative art in oils.

Just outside on the lower level is a charmed urban oasis with private seating areas and winding garden pathways. A rustic bridge connects the living room/painting studio to the garden’s upper level.

On the third floor is the home’s main bedroom suite. This sun-filled chamber has three exposures and an en-suite bath. An adjoining office could also function as a walk-in closet/dressing room. This level embodies the condo’s 1890s-era loft sensibility with exposed brick walls and original wide-plank old-growth pine flooring.

On the top floor are two more bedrooms and a renovated bath. Contemporary fixtures have been added to ensure the home’s European farmhouse vibe doesn’t mean a lack of modern comfort.

At the unit’s zenith, a massive skylight brightens the entire space. In the building’s cellar is a 750-square-foot workshop area exclusive to the unit, as well as additional private storage. The apartment comes with roof rights for even more options (and Prospect Park is only a few blocks away for even more outdoor enjoyment).

[Listing details: 248 17th Street, #6 at CityRealty]

[At Compass by Gabriele Sewtz]


Photos courtesy of Gabriele Sewtz

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