Charmer: N Slope Townhome Debuts Now
Just-listed brownstone/brick, 4-story, 5-bedroom, townhouse sets the bar high from its bay-windowed, high-stoop, double-door, history-rich facade on a treed block in the prime North Slope. This 1890's 2-family, converted from a 1-, waltzes you through its delightful interior, with decorative mantels, high ceilings, period plaster arches, leaded glass, wainscoting, parquet floors, french doors, graceful parlor stairway, & woodwork trim framing the home's many windows. This double-duplex gem will be delivered vacant, so you may refresh it as 2 existing duplexes; perhaps convert to a triplex with garden rental; or luxuriate in this as a 1-family. Currently the lower duplex offers 1-bedroom + study (or nursery) & family room, topped off by a flowing parlor living room & eat-in country kitchen, opening onto a terrace. The backyard, off the lower level, is ripe for your landscaping designs & outdoor-entertaining whimsy. Adding a second full bath or even another true bedroom would be seamless . . . given the building's footprint. The 3-bedroom upper duplex is primed for renovation to ensure the highest-possible income. If you wish to pop in another bath, here too you have the square footage to do it! Yet, if you opt for easy repainting & bath/kitchen tweaks here or there, you may still bank $5800-$6500 monthly income from this worthy apartment. Full cellar that can be renovated as media/workout area; washer & dryer; dishwasher & other appliances might be traded up. R.E. taxes 2016: $6710, with Star exemption.The variety of brownstones, carriage houses, & frame "painted ladies" on Berkeley Place is a dreamscape, & this home will be your realty "dream-come-true." Make this your wise home-buying choice in the New Year 2017. You will revel in Prospect Park, a mere whisper away; the bounty of dining & shopping choices the Slope boasts; & let's not forget about the multitude of trains & area services that will spoil you. Beloved Berkeley, with its iconic community spirit, block parties, & high-"walk score," will sweep you off your feet! The neighborhood fully supports local businesses, especially its eateries/cafes, like Al Di La Trattoria, Kiwiana, Rose Water & Santa Fe Grill. With "158" fully vacant within the next couple of months, you will be all moved in, amidst fresh springtime greenery. And the green in your wallet, with modest interest rates, will be an added perk! Use those found dollars wisely: for concert & sports tickets at nearby Barclays Center or to book a sweep of yoga or dance classes. Mind, Body, Spirit: the Slope nurtures them all! Move here, and you will ask yourself: Why did I ever live anywhere else?