Formerly a seminary, the gothic-style structure sitting in Fort Greene at the crossroads of Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill was reborn as Cathedral Condominiums, and this 1,100-square-foot home within is certainly one to be worshipped. No matter what your religious persuasion there’s no denying the windows in this stunning condo at 555 Washington Avenue are a blessing.
We often use words like sun-drenched and light-filled to describe many of the beautiful properties we talk about here. But none of those adequately express the brilliance flowing through the living area’s enormous Gothic-arched marble window/doorway. Spanning the width of the entire room and combined with a 14-1/2-foot cathedral (literally) ceiling, it is an awe-inspiring sight.
The rest of the home is equally glorious, with the open layout of the main floor allowing for easy living and entertaining. The recently renovated eat-in kitchen is efficiently designed and features GE appliances, butcher-block counter tops, and a beautiful glass-tiled backsplash whose palette of tans and reds provides a pop of color and playfulness.
The first-level bedroom is home to another large, arched window topped with delicately exquisite stained glass reaching the full-height of the soaring ceiling. A handcrafted staircase leads up to a private loft currently used as a master bedroom and boasting tons of closet space. There’s even an office/den and rec room in the basement accessed by a lovely spiral stair and perfectly suited for a third bedroom/mini-suite.
With a serene courtyard that was once included on the Brooklyn Garden Tour; a private backyard; convenient location near subways, excellent restaurants, and boutiques; and a $795,000 price tag, this Fort Greene home in a majestic, landmarked building will surely be the answer to somebody’s prayers.
Photos courtesy of Halstead