Take a walk down this carriage house-lined block of Vanderbilt Avenue in the Clinton Hill Historic District, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to the 19th century. And in fact, most of the historic homes haven’t changed much since then, except for number 407. Though this brick beauty blends in seamlessly with its fellow carriage houses, it was actually constructed in 2006 after receiving approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The four-story home has the look and feel of an old-time structure, but offers a modern layout and contemporary conveniences, plus it boasts 6,592 square feet of interior space and two outdoor oases.
Located on the middle floor, the spacious living room is centered around the large semi-circular window that brings the carriage house interior inside. White panel molding and a beamed ceiling pop against the bright red walls, as does the marble fireplace. Also on this floor are an adjacent office with dark-wood, built-in shelving and two guest rooms. The top floor contains the master bedroom with its large walk-in closet and another bedroom, both with en-suite baths. The open basement floor is ready to serve as a media, play, or fitness room, and the main floor hosts the entry foyer, laundry room, and kitchen.
The huge, eat-in kitchen was designed by Boffi with top-of-the-line appliances and travertine floors. The neutral color palette is accented by pops of bright red that carry over from the floor above. Double doors open onto the private garden, which features a grill and seating area.
In addition to the sunny, tree-filled garden, the home boasts a magnificent roof deck, complete with outdoor furniture, planters, a trellis, and views of the historic brownstones across the street. Another bonus of living here is the heated one-car garage.
Like the current décor of the home? The 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom rental can come fully furnished with its contemporary couches and chairs, interesting artwork, and globally inspired pieces. Feeling tempted yet? It can be yours for $13,500/month.
Photos courtesy of Corcoran
Neighborhoods : Clinton Hill