The High and Low: Sweet Bohemian Cottage with Dreamy Private Garden

Posted On Tue, May 19, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, May 19, 2015 By In Compare and Contrast, Cool Listings, Features

38A Windsor Place (l); 110 Clinton Avenue (r).

Spring has finally arrived, and our spring fever has been replaced by a yearning to dine al fresco, savor morning coffee in the sunshine and—for the gardening-inclined—start hitting the dirt. For lucky city folk with private garden space, there’s a just-right element: You get to enjoy the flowers but you don’t have to mow the grass.

These new-to-market charmers have all the boxes checked when it comes to the European-style cottage vibe with whitewashed walls and loads of DIY potential. They’ve also got enchanted gardens you won’t want to step out of ’til the snow starts falling. The first, in south Park Slope, a block from the park, is a three-story townhouse with income potential and plenty of vintage details, listed for $1,800,000. The second, a two-bedroom garden duplex co-op in Clinton Hill for $895k, is as adorable as it is unusual inside and out, and the garden looks to be pure magic.

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

THE HIGH: Located on the border of South Slope and Windsor Terrace near the best of both neighborhoods and a block-and-a-half from Prospect Park, this three-story, two-family townhouse at 38A Windsor Place is unassuming-but-cheerful from the outside, one of many clean wood-frame houses on a quiet, quaint and tree-lined block. Inside, fresh cream-painted walls, historic details like tin ceilings, big windows, plenty of sunlight, high ceilings and wide-plank floors form the backdrop for the owners’ duplex.

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

The parlor has high ceilings, cathedral doors, two sizable bedrooms and a full bath.

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

The kitchen could be modernized or enjoyed in its simplicity, with “…all the pleasures of a farmhouse upstate, including deep porcelain sink…original wainscoting and moldings, and gorgeous wide plank floors evocative of another era.” Slide open the door and you’re on the deck looking out on your garden.

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

The garden is quite civilized yet still a great refuge, with a rear pergola and perennial plantings.

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

The top floor unit is just as lovely, with a newly renovated kitchen and bath; two bedrooms and an office provide more than the usual rental unit space. Alternately, if you’ve got a big family (or dream of a garret for making music and art), the space is already under your roof.

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38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

THE LOW: This impossibly charming apartment will allow you to channel your inner Jemima Kirke and all of those puppies from that one episode of “Girls.” The bohemian cottage duplex at 110 Clinton Avenue in coveted Clinton Hill is on the market for $895,000; its proximity to the BQE is its only apparent blemish (though that didn’t stop director/actress/writer Lake Bell from snagging her own enchanted garden nearby, nor Christina Ricci).

110 clinton avenue, garden, garden apartment, clinton hill

The duplex co-op itself is over 1,000 square feet, and it’s tucked into what looks for all the world like a bougainvillea-draped NOLA manse. There’s a private entrance, high ceilings, plenty of light and a washer-dryer.

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

On the main floor the kitchen is a storybook page of clean, cozy and colorful, with white walls and appliances and pops of Mondrian blue. Also up here is a good-sized bedroom.

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

Downstairs the windowed rec room has clean white-painted brick (with a few creative additions), warm wood floors and lots and lots of space for a huge bedroom, office, laundry room and storage.

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

The star of this cute show is definitely the 1,600 square-foot garden, in the shade of a 70-year-old maple tree with raised planting beds, hanging lanterns, a patio, a trellis and all sorts of secret spaces.

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

38A Windsor Place, 110 Clinton Avenue, High Low, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Brooklyn, Cool Listings, Townhouse, Garden

[Listing: 38A Windsor Place  by Deborah Rieders and Sarah Shuken of The Corcoran Group ]

[Listing: 110 Clinton Avenue #1C by James Crow and Sue Wolfe of The Corcoran Group] – [via CityRealty]

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All images courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

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Neighborhoods : Clinton Hill,Park Slope,windsor terrace

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