MLS® ID: OLRS-0073945
181 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231 $3,700,000
Located within the Cobble Hill Historic District, this Italianate rowhouse boasts a flawless facade crowned with a bracketed cornice that parallels the portico above the restored double doors. In perfect symmetry with its neighbor, the tall brownstone stoop is adorned with a mint condition cast-iron railing. Currently used as a single family, this is a legal two with a second kitchen already in place on the garden level. Embrace this home's rich historic details or redesign to create your own modern masterpiece.\n\nThe heart of the home is undoubtedly the parlor floor where you can truly appreciate its mid-19th century craftsmanship including elaborate plaster molding, decorative Corinthian pillars and a stunning pier mirror that highlights the front parlor's elongated windows. A smooth, white marble mantel serves as the room's centerpiece with wide plank floors that run front to back. The extended kitchen comes with a six burner stainless-steel range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher. A large center island with a second sink allows for a perfect prep. area. From the kitchen, a glass door opens onto a full-width mahogany deck with steps down to a beautifully landscaped garden, paved with bluestone, and ready to spring to life with mature plantings in raised flower beds. One of the unique aspects of this home is that it has a seemingly endless garden due to its position in the middle of the gardens between Henry Street and Cheever Place.\n\nThe second floor contains a private master bedroom that enjoys the unobstructed north light from the garden. It contains a roomy walk-in closet and is connected to an ensuite bathroom with a steam shower. The front room is the master's sitting room where one can easily while away an afternoon enjoying sunlight from the bright southern exposure. The refinished wood flooring adds charm with its honey complexion and aged imperfections. On the top floor, the oculus skylight illuminates the staircase casting light on the gracefully curved plaster walls. This level has two large bedrooms along with a den and generous bathroom including a soaking bathtub. The upper bathrooms are tiled and fitted with Villeroy & Boch.\n\nIf you don't need such a large house, the garden level could become a separate apartment with a few minor modifications. The back room contains a modern kitchen and laundry room and is adjacent to a renovated full bathroom. The front room is very pleasant with an exposed brick hearth and refinished pine floors. Below this, the basement is clean and dry containing the mechanicals and offering plenty of space for storage. The lower three floors are cooled with Mitsubishi air conditioning units. \n\nEnjoy the best of Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens from this central location convenient to many local shops, fantastic restaurants and fitness classes. With a proper brick and mortar grocery store just around the corner, you'll never have far to run for that missing ingredient. Brooklyn Bridge Park is nearby where you can enjoy the waterway and its breathtaking views of lower Manhattan extending all the way to New Jersey. Snatch this opportunity to become a part of a terrific neighborhood while enjoying the comforts of this remarkable 20ft wide home.