Nov. 16, 2023
Built in 1900, the historic brownstone features ornate architectural detailing that showcases fine Italian craftsmanship and design.
Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn is one of New York City’s most picturesque neighborhoods. Its leafy, tree-lined streets have rows of 20th-century brownstones, artisanal shops, and some of the city’s best dining, which makes it feel both hip and historic.
One of the neighborhood’s most impressive homes, a turn-of-the-century townhouse on Clinton Street, has recently been listed for sale for $7.5 million. The stately corner residence has four exposures and features meticulously preserved early 20th-century Italianate Revival-style architecture.
The living and dining rooms in the owner’s duplex connect via sliding pocket doors. Manuel Pellon
The four-floor townhouse was built in 1900 and spans 25 feet wide. Historically, it has been used as a multi-family building with three separate apartments, each with its own kitchen, washer and dryer, and storage. However, the 6,500-square-foot residence is also ideally suited as a single-family residence for those seeking space, privacy, and rare outdoor space. As currently configured, there are a total of 13 rooms, seven of them bedrooms, and four bathrooms across the three units.
The entire building has been fully redone with all-new gas and electric, while its original details have been restored to perfection. The property features soaring ceilings, many large windows that fill each room with natural light, as well as exquisite crown molding, ceiling medallions, chandeliers, Corinthian columns, and a marble fireplace. The garden and entry level comprise the “owner’s duplex,” the most spacious of the three apartments. The garden level has three renovated bedrooms, a study, and access to the exceptional backyard patio. The grass-lined patio area is shrouded in privacy thanks to walls on either side, towering trees, and verdant landscaping with plenty of room for outdoor dining, lounging, and entertaining.
The primary bedroom in the owner’s duplex.
The owner’s duplex continues upstairs, where there’s a spacious, light-filled living room with a marble fireplace, a formal dining room, and a windowed galley-style kitchen with exposed red brick accents. There’s also a small bedroom on this floor that could easily be converted to a study, office, media room, or gym. This room connects to a grilling deck and stairs that lead to the back patio.
Finally, the third and fourth floors each feature private apartments. The third-floor unit has two bedrooms and a deck, while the fourth-floor apartment just has one bedroom. Both have their own living rooms, dining areas, kitchens, and bathrooms. These floors could be used by live-in relatives or out-of-town guests to feel like they have more privacy. Or they could be used to generate additional income as rentals. Or, for those with some vision, a smart architect, and some deep pockets, it’s the perfect opportunity to incorporate the upper two levels into the lower two floors to create the ultimate single-family residence.
The private outdoor terrace.
“Standing tall and stately, this massive corner Carroll Gardens townhome dripping with original details and soaring ceilings is a rare gem located in one of Brooklyn‘s hottest neighborhoods,” says co-listing agent Christian Haag of the Masters Division at Nest Seekers International, who shares the listing with Bianca D’Alessio also of the Masters Division.