It’s a condo, it’s in a brownstone, and it has ample space and a terrace, not to mention low monthly charges — all good things not often found in one package.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is located at 122 1st Place on one of Carroll Gardens’ most coveted blocks. The street boasts the deep front gardens that give the district its name, and the home is a microcosm of what keeps this neighborhood a perennial favorite.
In terms of convenience, amenities, atmosphere and architecture, 122 1st Place hits the sweet spot for a classic Brooklyn apartment. Located on the second floor in a handsome brownstone with Italianate detailing, the home is both spacious and practical.
At the entry, one’s eye is immediately drawn towards the living room and the inviting terrace beyond it. The latter provides light, air, ample space and a dash of tree-house insouciance.
The open-plan kitchen offers granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of storage and prep space.
Bedrooms bookend the apartment north and south, with the two north bedrooms overlooking the front gardens of 1st Place and the third bedroom the light of the southern exposure.
The en suite master bath boasts a tub, and the second bathroom a shower. The home also — unusual for a Carroll Gardens apartment — has ample closet space, an in-unit washer and dryer, and central air.
The neighborhood itself is one of Brooklyn’s earliest planning triumphs, where stately townhouses were developed and set well back from the street to allow for the distinctive large front gardens. Today the district is alive with floral displays and 1st Place is no exception, boasting trim gardens and outdoor seating.
The four-story, four-unit building is a block from the Carroll Street F/G train station and 20 minutes from downtown Manhattan. Charming Carroll Park is a block away, and the myriad of shopping and dining options on Smith Street are close at hand.
Douglas Elliman’s James Kerby has the listing, which is asking $1.8 million. Monthly common charges are $185, and taxes are $201.