Here’s a condo with a clean-lined reno that managed to squeeze in a new home office and keep original features like moldings, a mantel and wood floors intact. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is located on the third floor of 64 7th Avenue, a short walk from Grand Army Plaza.
The Romanesque Revival brick and brownstone building is located in the Park Slope Historic District and is one of a row of three flats buildings designed by Thomas Stent and constructed beginning in 1889. Of the three, No. 64 retains the most original detail on the exterior, including a rough-faced brownstone first floor, a low stoop with original ironwork and an arched entrance.
The recent reno of this floor-through unit included some minor tweaks to the floor plan, added custom built-ins and introduced an almost all-white color palette to the new kitchen and baths. The apartment is set up with the living spaces at the front and bedrooms at the rear. The living room has windows in an angled bay and, while it may not appeal during warm weather, there’s a wood-burning fireplace for the cold weather months. It’s got a wood mantel, new black tile surround and built-in shelves on either side.
Pocket doors separate the room from the open kitchen and the petite dining space. The kitchen has white slab-front cabinets, stainless steel appliances and white Caesarstone countertops. A peninsula provides room for bar stool seating, and a built-in bench defines the dining area.
The update added a home office by carving out space from the master bedroom, creating a windowed nook with storage and room for a desk. The master is still a decent size and has two closets, one a walk-in. An en suite bath has white fixtures and a shower with black tiles. The apartment’s other full bath is located adjacent to the second bedroom and has all white fixtures and tiles and a soaking tub. There’s a washer/dryer tucked into a closet in the hall and two other closets in the hall for more storage.
The apartment in the four-story, walk-up building comes with private storage in the basement. Monthly expenses include $634 in taxes and $499 in common charges.
The apartment last sold in 2013 for $825,000. Now, after the renovation, it is on the market for $1.25 million, listed by Kristina Leonetti of Compass. What do you think?
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