Living in a historic firehouse is cool enough as it is, but this 4,652-square-foot carriage house at 11 Scholes Street in Williamsburg also comes with just about every other cool thing you could imagine finding in a Brooklyn pad. The three-story home, asking $5.2 million, starts with a garage and a sleek workspace/art studio and adds walls of glass and a private outdoor paradise, complete with a Japanese-style bamboo garden and luxurious outdoor shower.
The ground level, once used for horses and carriages, now begins with a one-car garage and includes a 2,075-square-foot photo studio. The space features poured concrete floors, 13-foot ceilings, pristine gallery walls and a wall of windows.
Complete with a kitchenette and a half bath, it’s the perfect space for your art gallery, studio, practice space or startup office–and garage. Converted from an 1899 firehouse, this live-work townhouse is about the best commute you could ask for.
The 1,675-square-foot second level has the 12-foot ceilings and oversized windows of a classic loft. Add to that a working fireplace, library walls, and an open space perfectly suited for entertaining.
A sleek white kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and a massive breakfast bar. A huge skylight adds natural light to the room’s contemporary angles.
Also on this floor are two tranquil bedrooms, a bathroom with a walk through a concrete shower and a half-bath. A pale wood staircase adds a contemporary, architectural element.
Up that staircase on the third floor is a magical rooftop paradise. This private sanctuary includes a master suite with a wraparound terrace and 800 square feet of outdoor space. A sliding wall of glass and multiple skylights bring in endless light. The lush master bedroom opens to a Japanese style bamboo garden with an outdoor shower. The master bath includes a bathtub for two, a stone-clad walk-in shower and two more skylights.
The dining terrace is ideal for entertaining with an adjacent lounging and gathering space and built-in bar.
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Images courtesy of Sotheby’s.
Neighborhoods : Williamsburg