This three-family brick townhouse comes from Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook. The area is known for its striking views of the Lower Manhattan skyline, and the listing promises those same views from the top floor of this home, located at 371 Van Brunt Street. Add in tin ceilings and fireplaces throughout the lower levels, and the historic property, now on the market for $2.5M, is sure to charm.
The home is configured as an owner’s floor-through apartment, with two rental apartments above. (The listing suggests a buyer could convert it back to a single family home.) The owner’s parlor floor is now laid out with a front living room, which faces a garden, a sleeping alcove, and a kitchen at the rear. Each apartment above has living room, dining area, bedroom and kitchen.
Built in 1899, there are still some historic details like fireplaces in the living room. But renovations also brought in modern touches, like built-in shelving and recessed lighting.
The owner’s kitchen, wonderfully renovated and lined with cabinetry, opens out to a deck that leads to the backyard. Since there’s no formal dining room on this floor the island provides banquet seating.
On the cellar floor, below the owner’s apartment, there’s a large workshop and laundry room.
And it’s hard to beat this gorgeous, landscaped garden, which has a seating area tucked in the back, hidden behind all the greenery.
The home is located on Van Brunt Street, the only main drag of Red Hook. The street is lined with cafes, restaurants and shops–it also leads straight down to the waterfront and views of the Statue of Liberty. The only big drawback to living in this quaint Brooklyn neighborhood, which feels more like a village, is that the closest subway is a 20-minute walk away.
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Red Hook