Historic townhouses are fairly rare in Williamsburg, better known for its warehouses, but this one is part of the the Fillmore Historic District, a historic stretch of homes and the only landmarked district in the neighborhood. The Neo-Grec style home, which dates back to 1881, was completely renovated and returned to single-family status this year. The result? A modern, minimalist design that’s brighter and loftier than the average townhouse. And the Christmas decorations don’t look bad in here, either! It’s now on the market for $3.7 million.
According to the listing, “The renovation’s aesthetic honors the warmth and texture of the original building, while integrating the best of modern design, finishes, and fixtures.” You enter through an over-sized mudroom into the impressive, double-height living room with ceilings over 19 feet high. Large south-facing windows on two levels bring sunlight into the house all day. A custom-built wood-burning fireplace grounds the lofty space.
The ceiling joists and brick walls were exposed in the renovation, then painted white to meld with the clean lines and modern finishes of the house.
The kitchen gets light from two windows. It is equipped with plenty of countertop space made from Pietra Cardosa stone, alongside high-end appliances by Wolf, Subzero, and Bosch.
Downstairs, there’s a playroom and guest room with honed cement floors and a bathroom with a shower. On the second floor, there’s a large den, office, bedroom, and windowed bathroom. Then the top floor holds the master bedroom suite. Each floor is joined by a modern, open staircase.
The master suite boasts high ceilings, a dressing area, and large windowed master bath. On this floor, you’ll also find another bedroom with two skylights, a large bathroom with a soaking tub, and a laundry room. In total there are three bedrooms with custom closets, a guest room, and four-and-a-half bathrooms.
Given the most recent renovation, there are other modern perks like central A/C, radiant heating in the bathrooms, sprinklers, built-in speakers and an intercom system. But from the outside, the townhouse looks like the rest of the charming homes on the block. It’s located just around the corner from the main drag of Metropolitan Avenue, and about a five-minute walk from the Metropolitan L stop.
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Photos via the Corcoran Group
Tags : 11 Fillmore Place
Neighborhoods : Williamsburg