Audrey Gelman, the co-founder and CEO of coworking company The Wing, is now the owner of Ditmas Park’s most expensive single-family home. Gelman and husband Ilan Zechory bought the nearly 5,000-square-foot Colonial Revival home for $3.2 million, as the New York Post first reported. Typically, homes go for around $2 million in the south Brooklyn neighborhood, which is known for its large Victorian homes. Gelman’s six-bedroom home boasts features not many New York City homes have, including a wrap-around front porch, finished basement, and a two-car driveway.
Although the 1915-built home has been given a modern upgrade, its stunning original detail remains. Features like parquet floors, pocket doors, banisters, and oak trim have been restored and given new life. In total, there are six bedrooms and an impressive four and a half baths.
A large walnut butcher block island with plenty of seating takes center stage in the eat-in kitchen. The space is equipped with top-of-the-line Viking appliances, including a six-burner range with a griddle, a double door refrigerator, and a dishwasher.
The white Caesarstone countertops nicely complement the dark blue cabinets. This room, which is connected to the formal dining room, has access to the back porch and garden.
The bedrooms, spread across the second and third floors, are all quite spacious in size. Three of the bathrooms come with radiant heat, two with a bidet toilet, and one with a urinal.
The finished basement includes a screening room, a home gym, and one of the two laundry rooms. (The other washer-dryer is found on the second floor). This level has enough space for an office, wet bar, and a separate den. There are also stairs leading to the garden.
Bonus space can be found in the attic area, which has enough space for a recreation room. Plus, behind the two-car driveway, a garage has been converted into a studio, equipped with heat and air conditioner as well as a kitchenette.
[Via NY Post]
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