Big, Bright and Modern Boerum Hill Townhouse Has It All, Plus Rental Income

Posted On Wed, September 30, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, September 30, 2015 By In Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Behind an unassuming brick facade on a classically quaint block in the heart of Boerum Hill, this three-family house at 125 Butler Street is a spacious and surprising modern home. With contemporary comforts and designer details at every turn, the 5,100 square-foot home boasts a 20-foot extension on the lower two floors, resulting in a 3,000 square-foot owners’ duplex with room to spare for outdoor garden space. On the market for $3.95 million, the house is divided into that four-bedroom, 3.5-bath duplex and a pair of spacious two-bedroom apartments on the upper floors for high rental income.

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Starting with the open-plan lower duplex, a 2011 foundation-up gut renovation has created a “magnificently modern” masterpiece of a home, with an easy flow between living, entertaining, relaxing and cooking areas. Oversized windows bring in plenty of sunlight. You’ll also find ten-foot ceilings on the parlor floor, central AC, radiant-heated polished concrete floors on each level, new windows, a high-efficiency boiler and new wiring for cable and internet.

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The kitchen features a five-burner Fagor cooktop, butcher-block counters, two walls of sleek, oversized cabinets, a wine rack and a large island with counter seating. Light pours in from a skylight, and a wall of glass at the back of the house floods the family and dining rooms, which open seamlessly onto a deck overlooking the landscaped garden. Also on this floor are a powder room and an office.

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The garden is the perfect urban oasis, landscaped but with plenty of greenery. The listing doesn’t mention that little shed, but we can think of a million uses for it including the obvious storage of garden tools.

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A custom glass staircase leads to the garden level where you’ll find four generously-sized bedrooms and three bathrooms; an expansive hallway was designed to feel more like a room, allowing light to flow through this lower level.

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The master suite opens onto the back yard—which feels like a secret garden from this vantage point—and includes built in closets and a luxurious bath with double sinks, a deep soaking tub and a walk-in shower.

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In addition to the rest of the bedrooms, a laundry room boasts a high-efficiency washer/dryer. In case you need more space: There’s a semi-finished, high-ceilinged basement at your disposal for storage, or to use as a media room.

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On the upper floors, the rental units have also been thoughtfully renovated, each with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus mini-split AC, dishwashers, and a washer/dryer in each unit.

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The second floor apartment also has a private roof deck (the top of the parlor-floor extension). Given the desirability of the neighborhood, finding tenants willing to pay top dollar (a combined $7,000, according to the listing) for such a well-turned-out space should be a breeze. The alternative options are many: Take the cute second floor unit and rent out the duplex for an even bigger income; or take over the whole house and create a sprawling single-family homestead.

Considered to be one of Brooklyn’s best neighborhoods, Boerum Hill is not only an incredibly convenient commute to Manhattan, but also a borough hub surrounded by some of the city’s finest restaurants, antique and design shops, cafes and markets, with a vibrant family-friendly community. Also nearby are Barclays Center, BAM, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods and all of the amenities of downtown Brooklyn.

[Listing: 125 Butler Street by Cheryl Nielsen-Saaf and Cara Sadownick for Corcoran Group]

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