RARE opportunity. Impressively designed, restored and completely renovated in 2018, this historic townhouse for chic modern living is available for the first time. Originally built in 1857, 183 Lafayette is a Vernacular Italianate style wood-framed row home nestled in the landmarked Fort Greene Historic District, surrounded by grand trees and brownstones—arguably one of most picturesque blocks to live on.
This house was not only reimagined with thoughtful stylish design selections, it was also truly renovated from the inside and out, including, new floors, walls, electrical system, plumbing, central heat/air with 2 zones, double paned windows, new garden, deck, with every detail included. 183 Lafayette is a single family, 20ft wide home that is comprised of 5 floors; 4 floors of living spaces with 4 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, a finished rec room basement, and a magnificent landscaped garden and deck. This is a bright and luminous home facing northeast and southwest for all day light.
The main entrance is steps up from stoop to the parlor floor and into the Great room. The open living room plan with a formal dining area features 7ft tall arched windows at the front of the house, 10.5 ft high ceilings, 10” wide white oak hardwood floors, recessed lighting. There is also a wall of windows with French doors leading to a large terrace with views of the meticulously manicured garden. The original staircase was beautifully restored as the spine of the home that connects all of the floors. There is also a windowed powder room on this floor. This is truly a “Great” room.
Step down to the garden floor, the grand eat-in kitchen with access to the backyard and a secondary entrance from the front of the house. This floor features a gorgeous chef’s kitchen, oversized light gray cement tile flooring, a lovely 4-windows-bay-window with built in seating benches, a spacious laundry room, and a pretty powder room. The breakfast nook leads out to the garden with a French door and wall of windows. The luxurious Italian GD Cucine kitchen features triple-layer oak cabinetry, complete with a luxurious natural stone finish marble counter top and backsplash. The high end appliances set include a Bosch stove and cooktop with a vented hood, oven, Miele dishwasher, and double Electrolux refrigerators, located side by side. The windowed laundry room is located at the rear of this floor. As no details were overlooked, there are steps leading down to the fully finished, full height basement floor designed as a recreational room with built-in oversized closets for storage.
The second floor features a king sized bedroom, a queen sized bedroom, and a gorgeous windowed bathroom, while the third floor features the master bedroom, a spacious bedroom/den/office and a spa-like master bathroom. There are skylights that pour in bright light to this room—and feature serene sunset views out to the gardens of the neighborhood. These floors boast of ample closet space, 10” wide white oak flooring, recessed lighting, and double paned windows, all with open garden and neighborhood views. The spa-like bathrooms are fashionably designed with hand made Moroccan tiles by Popham, oversized stacked subway tile, Blue Dot Mirrors, Duravit toilets, sink and fixtures. The master bathroom boasts of a large freestanding soaking bathtub and a separate rain shower.
Superbly located in prime Fort Greene, 183 Lafayette is a one-of-a-kind townhouse steps to renowned restaurants, cafés, nightlife and conveniences. Fort Greene Park, BAM, Barclays center are also minutes from your door. Transportation is breezy from this location with the C, G trains and Atlantic Terminal close by.
Available starting in November. Offered for $16,000/mo -1 year minimum, or Furnished for $18,500 at 7 months minimum. All utilities are the responsibility of the Tenant.