After a furniture store tenant left last year, a small developer and property manager gutted and redesigned this space into a live-work loft in Sunset Park for a visual artist. Hernco Properties has owned the property since 1985. The building’s original style became the inspiration for the redesign. “Since the property was built with early 20th century details, we wanted to keep that aesthetic,” particularly in the kitchen and bath, said Hernco Property Manager Keith Hernandez. In other areas, they exposed the beams and brick. Work started in December and finished in March. The artist who is now renting the space saw it before construction started and planned to use it as a live-work studio. So accordingly, Hernco placed the bedroom, kitchen and bath in the rear, leaving the front of the space open to be used as a work area. Most of the building materials came from local lumber yard Sunrise Lumber, Lowe’s and Ikea. Hernco chose a porcelain tub, farmhouse sink and subway tiles in keeping with the early 20th century feel. The bathtub came from Vintage Tub & Bath online. The kitchen cabinets are from Sunset Park’s Modern Building Supply. Mason and chimney expert Manuel LaSalle installed the salvage mantel and got the fireplace in working order. Ruben Flooring Co. put in wood flooring. Family operated Hernco owns more than 20 properties in Sunset Park, including mixed-use buildings, multi-family brownstones and apartment buildings. Check out more photos after the jump.
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This four-story brownstone at 789 Quincy Street has a nice amount of original detail, but looks like it could use a little polishing. The listing says it’s “fully functioning and awaiting your cosmetic upgrades.” It’s in the northeast corner of Bed Stuy near Broadway and the Gates stop. How do you like it and the […]
This three-bedroom condo at 1 Montgomery Place in Park Slope is very impressive. The 2,624-square-foot duplex has been carved out of a former mansion and includes a 750-square-foot private garden. The layout is much more generous than what you’d find in a typical brownstone and there are lots of original details. Asking price: $2,650,000. 1 […]