What do you get when you mix a classic turn-of-the-century townhouse with the artistic sensibility of a graphic designer praised as one of “The women who saved New York?” This magnificently restored home at 16 2nd Street in the heart of Carroll Gardens.
Flawlessly modernized and brought to 21st century splendor, this gorgeous four-floor home exudes the kind of creative panache one would expect from the person responsible for the cover art of a young Madonna’s debut album. Lucky for us, she’s willing to make it available to the masses–well, to those of us with $15,000 a month to spend.
It’s easy to see why this 3,200-square-foot residence, available July 2015, has appeared in Metropolitan Home, Domino, and Elle Decor. On the garden level there’s a spacious and relaxed entertainment area, featuring an abundance of beautifully designed built-in shelving and storage cabinets plus a conveniently located chef’s kitchen.
Leading out to the south-facing, landscaped garden with a patio, this phenomenal kitchen features a lovely stone island, full pantry, and high-end appliances, including a Bertazzoni stove. Although this level is perfect for casual weekend get-togethers or that often-elusive family time, we wouldn’t be surprised if envious friends tried convincing you to let them live here for a while.
The parlour floor, with its magnificent butler’s kitchen and traditional layout, offers a slightly more formal living and dining experience, but the whimsical touches in lighting and design keep things from feeling anything but stuffy.
The upper two floors, which can be accessed via the classic wood-banistered stair featuring a fun, bright orange tread, offer up to five bedrooms and two full baths.
Located on a leafy and quiet block, this sun-drenched home even welcomes furry friends as long as they meet with the owner’s approval. You’ve got four months to pack….what are you waiting for?
Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Carroll Gardens