Every apartment in the iconic Ex-Lax building has its own unique flare, and that has never been truer than apartment 3J. As you enter the apartment, what you first notice is the amazing light provided by a wall of south-facing regular and transom windows. The open kitchen is to your left featuring stainless steel countertops, a Viking range, a Bosch dishwasher and LG washer/dryer. For those who want a true loft experience, the spacious, open living area is front and center with 11-foot ceilings and ample space for entertaining in open living and dining areas.Maximizing the use of floor space, there is a mezzanine loft area accessed via a spiral staircase, perfect for working at home. Below the mezzanine loft, there is a shoji screen enclosed sleeping area.
Just outside the enclosed sleeping area is a Zen-inspired rock garden which extends along the bases of both walls in the main living area. You will be left with a sense of calm when inhabiting the space. The lighting is designed to complement the Zen setting with up lights embedded in the rock garden and, sconces hung just below ceiling height, to provide tranquil, diffuse light throughout.The bathroom is likewise calming – pebble stone flooring is complemented by a granite vanity top and natural stone vessel sink. A full shower and tub provides the option to wash or soak your cares away.Beyond its amazing aesthetics, the apartment is deeply practical as well with a large walk-in closet with shelving and hangers from floor to the very top of the 11 foot ceilings.
In addition to this fabulous apartment, you also have the amenities of life in the Ex-Lax building. A lovely roof deck with panoramic views of south Brooklyn extending all the way to the Verrazano Narrows, a large elevator (recently renovated), common laundry on the first floor, and a super live-in super. And of course, you are at the center of Boerum Hill, one of Brooklyn’s neighborhood gems. A stone’s throw from great shopping and terrific eateries. And there is no more convenient location in Brooklyn for access to public transit, no matter where you are headed. The A/B/C/D/F/G/N/Q/R/2/3/4/5 are all within a five-block radius. Intrigued? Come see (by appointment) for yourself.
422 State Street Apt 16-IN CONTRACT
This two bedroom, one and a half bath coop in the heart of Boerum Hill has it all. Apartment 16 at 422 State Street was renovated in 2014 making the layout more open and user friendly. The central kitchen boasts a generously proportioned island separating it from the living/dining areas. Abundant cabinets, Caesarstone countertops, and gas stove/oven are cleverly arranged packing a home chef’s dream kitchen at the heart of the home. The master bedroom is spacious with three windows, two large closets, enough space to partition or furnish as a den or home office. The renovated bathroom has a nice deep tub, subway tile, Carrera marble counter, three mirrored medicine cabinets storage cubby holes in the wall.
422 State Street is a great, well-managed five story elevator building. Building amenities outside the unit include: locked storage shelves in basement, outdoor bike storage, common access to a gorgeous roof deck with gas grill. There is coin-laundry in the basement. Both Fido and Feline are allowed in the building.
And if that weren’t enough, you have all the great neighborhood features of Boerum Hill including shopping on Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street and access to all forms of public transportation. It’s an incredible spot for food with neighborhood favorites like Bedouin Tent, Betty Bakery, and Bijan. Plus, access to fabulous cultural institutions like BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) nearby in Fort Greene!
105 Gates Avenue, Clinton Hill-IN CONTRACT
105 Gates Avenue is a five story townhouse on a quintessential Clinton Hill tree-lined block. Is this a turn-key house, ready for you to move right in, well-no. This is an amazing opportunity to develop a property in a historic Brooklyn neighborhood. All cash only, Delivered AS IS with three tenants. Currently configured as a 7 unit building (with a duplex garden and parlor floor apartment, and six junior one bedroom apartments-two per floor), it is a legal eight unit SRO building. There is a full cellar with a boiler that runs on oil. Buyer is responsible for obtaining a certificate of no harassment (CONH).
149 East 29th Street, Kips Bay Townhouse-IN CONTRACT
The possibilities are endless! This once stately Kips Bay townhouse is a blank canvas, an Architect/Designer’s dream. With plenty of original details still intact, this house needs someone to renovate and restore.The building is approximately 12.5 feet by 50 feet on 4 floors, plus basement with a covered deck. A legal one family home, on an approximately 98 foot deep lot, so there is ample garden space. Currently configured at approximately 2,500 square feet, there may be additional allowable footage available. Sold as is!. Bring your bring your contractor and start the process to creating your perfect home. Shown by appointment to cash purchasers only. Financing is likely not possible.
Back on the market and ready to close. In the heart of one of the most historic neighborhoods of New York City, with fabulous dining opportunities and great public transport.
Looking for a gorgeous turn-of-the-century Brooklyn Townhouse? You’ve found the right block. If you are looking for a challenge, a diamond in the rough, a developer’s special, well then continue to read.152 Macon Street is a legal 7 unit townhouse currently configured as four floor-thru apartments. Does that fact confuse you? Then let me explain. Back in the day, there were houses in Brooklyn where owners did not feel the need to get work permitted when renovating their homes or investment properties. Understanding this fact is key understanding this house.
152 Macon Street is an ESTATE SALE. It will not be delivered vacant. There are two tenants that come with the property. There are violations that will need to be dealt with by the new owners. The structure is solid, the mechanicals are up to date. The house is 3,600sqft with 400 sqft additional FAR. Could I wax poetic about period details, mantles and tin ceilings? Sure-but there is no sugar coating the fact that this house is what is termed in the Residential Real Estate Biz as “a gut job”. Is there a reason we priced the house so low? YES, we could write a book.
We have a set up sheet for buyers that relish a challenge.