Get More Bang for Your Buck With This $1.6M Kensington Townhouse

Posted On Mon, January 18, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, January 18, 2016 By In Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Interiors, kensignton

You might call Kensington an “under-the-radar” neighborhood of Brooklyn–it doesn’t get a lot of press coverage, it isn’t known for any of Brooklyn’s famous brownstone architecture, and it only covers 107 square blocks a little further south in the borough. But it’s still a lovely, family-friendly area with great townhouses and proximity to both Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery.

This three-story townhouse at 277 East 9th Street has been totally and completely renovated by a “boutique developer” who, according to the listing, “spared no expense.” The ask of $1.575 million obviously isn’t cheap, but you’re definitely getting more bang for your buck in a borough where townhouses that need major upgrading still go for up to $2 million. Here, at least, there are no renovations needed.

227 East 9th Street, living room, kensington, brooklyn townhouse

Here’s a list of the upgrades recently bestowed upon this home: new plumbing and electrical systems, two new high-efficiency furnaces with chillers for central heat and cooling, a new roof, skylights, doors and windows, and a facade upgraded in the style of the original clapboard. Whew… that’s a lot!

277 East 9th Street, dining room, brooklyn townhouse, kensington

The main floor houses the living, dining and kitchen spaces, which are lit by a big patio door to the backyard and south-facing windows on the side of the house. The original pine wood floors have been restored.

277 East 9th Street, kitchen, renovations, kensington, brooklyn

277 East 9th Street, kitchen, renovations, kensington, brooklyn

277 East 9th Street, dining room, deck, cedar deck, kensington

The kitchen, as you might guess, also got upgraded, with a long breakfast bar and lots of built-in shelving. We love how wide and open this kitchen and dining area is, with tons of light coming in from the patio doors leading out onto a new ipe and cedar deck.

277 east 9th Street, bedroom, brooklyn townhouse, kensington

277 east 9th Street, bedroom, brooklyn townhouse, kensington

There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the top floor. (At least two of the bedrooms look quite small, a better fit for children.) The master comes with a double sink and marble shower. The other bathroom has a deep soaking tub.

277 East 9th Street, basement, media room, bedroom,  rec room, kensington

277 East 9th Street, basement, media room, bedroom,  rec room, kensington

The basement has been built out, too. It’s currently used as a rec room with space for a bed. Although you’re not getting a ton of light, there are five small windows throughout.

277 East 9th Street, studio space, extra studio, studio apartment, kensington

277 East 9th Street, studio space, extra studio, studio apartment, kensington

One of the coolest facets of this townhouse? There’s an awesome garage/studio space in the backyard, which is heated so you can use it throughout the year. (The listing offers some suggestions: an office, arts studio, reading or writing room.) It’s outfitted with full-length glass doors that open completely onto the wood-paved patio. Is anybody else thinking of what great parties you could throw back here? This property also comes with a huge perk for drivers: There’s a private driveway that ensures you don’t ever have to look for parking in the neighborhood.

[Listing: 277 East 9th Street by Leah Solomon for Corcoran]

Photos courtesy of Corcoran

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