This townhouse at 806 Greene Avenue may not make much of an impression from the outside–though it sits on a pretty, historic block in the neighborhood’s Stuyvesant Heights district–but a top NYC designer-helmed renovation and a double duplex layout may be what it takes to move this four-story, two-family brownstone at what would be one of the neighborhood’s highest-priced trades to date if it gets its current ask of $2.375 million.
At 18 feet wide (2,709 square feet total), it’s a little on the narrow side, but there’s plenty of space in both units by NYC standards. What makes us sit up and take notice is the sexy renovation by the home’s current owner, Siobhan Barry, a partner at high profile design firm ICRAVE, whose work includes this modern Hamptons pool house and dozens of buzzy commercial projects like the W Hotel VIP lounges, Delta Airlines terminals at LaGuardia and JFK, the JetBlue terminal at JFK and jet-set nightclub Lavo, to name just a few.
Barry and developer husband Thomas James, who bought and renovated the home in 2005, listed it previously in 2013 for $1.3 million and again in 2014 for $1.2M; this time around, the sellers seem to be betting on the neighborhood’s recent emergence as a hotspot for designer renovation projects and some local big-ticket sales. A significant investment was clearly made in the home’s interiors, as evidenced by the carefully-considered details and finishes in every room of the two duplexes–the listing calls it “simple, elegant and timeless.”
In the owner’s duplex, the kitchen features a glazed brick tile backsplash, a marble island and a Bosch glass cooktop and oven. Wide plank flooring extends into a welcoming living room with built-in bookshelves and white brick walls.
Bedrooms are divided by wood and glass-paned pocket doors and a custom-built dressing room/closet.
Recessed lighting, steplights and motion-censored lighting throughout the house are a modern convenience, and tall-paned thermal glass doors in the front and rear of the house bring in tons of light. The parlor level has corner-detailed herringbone floors. Sputnik pendant lights and a Fontana Arte chandelier by David Chipperfield highlight the upper floors.
In the upper duplex, another clean, white kitchen, white birch flooring, exposed brick, oversized sliding barnyard doors and a skylight add to the bright, airy effect.
Bathrooms include a glass-tiled half bath with a European-style built in shower and a luminescent white marble-slab full bath with a Porcelanosa rain shower and Duravit bathtub lit by a Jasper Morrison globe suspension light.
You’ll also find thoughtful details like high-end door hardware, Nest thermostats, a wireless motion detector security doorbell system, and a finished cellar.
Behind this turn-key townhouse is a “zen-inspired outdoor space with a slate terrace, lush lawn, and beautiful birch tree.”
Bed-Stuy has been growing in popularity (and price), and its Stuyvesant Heights section is known for neighborhood pride and beautiful brownstones; additional pluses are proximity to the A express and C subways and a host of restaurants, cafes, parks and other popular destinations both old and new.
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Images courtesy of Charles Rutenberg.
Neighborhoods : Bed-Stuy