There’s a reason Forgotten New York toyed with the label “Brownstone Paradise” for Fort Greene’s South Portland Avenue and Time Out New York named it one of the “50 Best Blocks in NYC”: living here is like owning a little slice of heaven.
When you think of a classic brownstone, 21 South Portland Avenue is exactly what comes to mind – along with all of its similar-looking neighbors on both sides of the street. On closer inspection, the varying ornamentation becomes apparent, and each building exudes its own distinct personality, contributing to the street’s reputation as one of Brooklyn’s most coveted and gorgeous.
This second-floor, two-bedroom co-op is equally as gorgeous, and the efficient floor plan makes excellent use of every charming inch. The sunny living room, with 10-foot-plus ceilings and twinkling mini recessed lights, is anchored by a beautiful marble mantel and wood-burning fireplace and features nearly a full wall of custom built-in shelving and cabinetry. The phrase “warm and cozy” was surely created for this room.
The kitchen is thoughtfully designed with custom cabinetry, concrete counters and high-end, stainless steel appliances. The cantilevered eating bar not only makes for a great conversation piece but is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy weekend breakfast or romantic dinner for two.
Another interesting design touch is the custom floor-to-ceiling doors on each of the two bedrooms, allowing for diffused light to pass through while still providing full privacy. Though with three exposures that overlook the lovely gardens below, the master bedroom has more than enough natural light to go around.
Even the bathroom has been carefully renovated with Duravit, Toto, and Hansgrohe fixtures, white subway tile, and a deep soaking tub that will easily melt all your cares away. Not that you’ll have any to speak of once you’re settled into this wonderfully sweet home located steps away from all the shopping and restaurants of DeKalb, Fulton and Lafayette; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; and the thoroughly enjoyable Brooklyn Flea.
As dog lovers, we think it’s an added bonus you can enjoy strolling along beautiful South Portland Avenue with your pup in tow, as the residence is pet friendly. That alone is well worth the $799,000 price tag.
Photos courtesy of Corcoran.
Neighborhoods : Fort Greene