Justin Frankel, developer of the popular early 2000s music-ripping program Winamp, just purchased a cozy Cobble Hill duplex for $2.35 million, according to city records. The Tompkins Place pad has three bedrooms and 1.5 baths and is located on what some consider to be the best block in Cobble Hill, with plenty of shopping and dining right around the corner.
The home was built in 1901 and has a nice blend of the old and the new. The skylit duplex features wide plank, white ash, custom grey finish floors and custom lighting. There are quarter sawn teak built-ins throughout, with a stereo cabinet and a cocktail bar just waiting for the party to start.
The Valcucine chef’s kitchen is accented with Carrera marble and stainless steel counter tops, along with all of the top-of-the-line appliances the computer programmer’s heart desires. A large Ipe deck sits off the kitchen, equipped with custom planters and views of the garden.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, two of which are large with enviable walk-in California closets. The third, smaller room could double as a den or office. The upstairs bathroom boasts hand-clipped Carrera tile floor along with floor-to-ceiling glass tiles and a skylight.
The home’s former occupant was Albino Marsetti, a director of photography who has worked on such shows as Project Runway and 30 Rock.
[Listing: 44 Tompkins Place, #3 by Brown Harris Stevens]
Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens