Located in a four-story, eight-unit walkup converted to co-ops in 1982, this compact third-floor two-bedroom at 656 Carroll Street with an above-average renovation may stir the hearts of parents eager for a Park Slope address and room to squeeze in a family for not much above $1 million (what passes for affordable these days).
Its built-in walnut cabinets, closets, and bookshelves have a mid-century modern simplicity. So does the wood-burning fireplace in the living room, with its integrated shelf and seat.
The remarkably well-designed kitchen turns what could be an eyesore — an open kitchen — into a design focal point, complete with built-in bookcases and a sculptural feel. Two closets fashioned out of the corners of the hallway have been adapted as a “butler’s pantry,” according to the listing.
There is a washer/dryer in the unit, and more built-in storage, along with a window seat, in the smaller of the two bedrooms. The one bathroom is not pictured.
The circa 1900 building is brick, with limestone on the ground level, fluted columns with decorative vase motifs, and snake-like patterned lintels, painted brown to match the brownstones characteristic of the area.
For the inevitable hoarders and schleppers, the listing notes the availability of basement storage, bike storage, and stroller parking in the lobby. The maintenance is $750 — reasonable, but note the building is self-managed.
A first-floor unit with an identical layout sold for $1.223 million in August. Listed by Maxine Resnick of Compass, this one is asking $1.15 million. Is it enough of a deal to turn the fluttering into a real crush?
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