There are lofts, and then there are lofts like this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath duplex in an 1880s factory building at 420 12th Street. Once home to the Ansonia Clock Company, the building was converted into a co-op by Hurley & Farinella Architects, nearly a century after being constructed. With intentions of keeping the building’s provenance intact, the architects worked diligently to maintain original details like exposed brick, factory beams and wood ceilings, and combined them with modern updates that mesh seamlessly with the building’s historic bones.
The big and bold windows set within arched exposed brick inform the home’s rustic yet contemporary feel, with those in the living room and master bedroom overlooking one of the prettiest European-style courtyards in all of Brooklyn. From your third floor perch, this common outdoor space spanning a third of an acre offers magical views to unwind with in the evening, or greet you in the morning.
The expansive, custom-designed chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, floating shelving, modern cabinetry, and enough counter space to host a large-scale buffet feast—though a more formal sit-down dinner in the adjacent dining room is equally delicious as you take in all of the home’s classic charm with every bite.
The residence’s warm tones and sweet details, like a playful swing in the living room, make every room feel like a cozy and inviting sanctuary.
Situated in enchanting Park Slope near quaint little shops, a wide array of terrific restaurants, and the yummy Union Market, it’s no wonder Ansonia Court is one of the most coveted residences in the city—and we’re sure this timeless $1.8 million loft won’t be on the market for long.
Images courtesy of Corcoran
Neighborhoods : Park Slope