This Italianate brick townhouse in Gowanus has already attracted its shared of press attention, renovated and decorated by the designer couple of Merrill Lyons of Lyons Design Studio and and Charles Brill of Rich Brilliant Willing lighting. Featured in Dwell in 2016, 191A 8th Street was gutted and refinished with the latest “on trend” styles and colors. The result is certainly impeccably contemporary — and priced to match — with preserved details like marble mantels standing out all the more for the streamlined quality of everything else.
The fluted window frames with concentric circle rosettes, baseboards and wainscoting — all painted in shades of gray to match the mantels — gives the whole place a unified aesthetic. It’s enlivened by pops of color: Kitchen cabinets and a powder room are highlighted with mint hued tones, the staircase and cement floor tiles in blue, and the foyer with bright orange.
A deck was added to the parlor level, accessed via a doorway from the open plan kitchen. Stairs lead down to an equally soigné gravel-filled garden, which features a grid of planting beds bordered with rusted steel and an irrigation system.
The garden level rental beneath the owner’s duplex is likewise updated with a cleanly designed new kitchen. There’s new oak flooring, mini split air conditioning and a security system with an outdoor Nest camera.
Pricewise, it can be compared to its neighbor to the west, which we wrote about when it was on the market and sold last year for $3.485 million.
It has the same 16.67-foot width and was also designed by Lyons, but it has an extra floor not visible from the street.
This one has about 2,000 square feet of living space and last sold, before the current renovation, for $1.41 million in 2014. Now it’s asking $3.195 million.
Lindsay Barton Barrett, Christina Abad and Cristina Criado of Douglas Elliman are handling the listing. Think it will get ask?
[Photos by Travis Mark for Douglas Elliman]
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