House of the Day: Live Like Beastie Boy Mike D in Cobble Hill, Furniture Not Included


This Cobble Hill townhouse at 148 Baltic Street belongs to Beastie Boy Mike D, who in addition to his musical chops is known for his flair with interior decoration and wallpaper design.

There are several examples of the latter scattered about (one of which he designed), plus two notable modern kitchens with marble counters and brass shelving, as well as tons of detail original to the 1854 Italianate house.

The Italianate brick and brownstone exterior is impeccable, with floor to ceiling parlor windows. (The white moped in front adds a nice touch, but presumably is not included in the sale.)

Inside, the original details include wide plank floors, floral crown molding, and a marble mantel with floral carvings in the parlor. It is also a working wood burning fireplace.

The bathrooms are also modern, and one with a freestanding tub occupies the entire back room of the top floor. The entire floor is given over to a rustic-modern master suite with exposed beams and a walk-in dressing room.

There is also a deck off the parlor floor and central air. It’s set up as an owner’s triplex over a rental but is currently used as a single family, according to the listing.

We’ve long admired the Patricia Urquiola felt and metal chair in the parlor, which will set you back several zeros less than this house. If you do have the scratch, the ask is $5,650,000. (It last sold for for $3,050,000 in 2011.)

Worth it to live in Mike D’s house?

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