This two-bedroom, two-bath on a prime block of Clinton Hill offers loft-style living with luxury details in a neighborhood known for its strong sense of community, historic architecture and good eats. Tall ceilings, huge windows and light streaming in on all four sides distinguish this modern condo, located on the second floor of a recently converted 19th century apartment building at 461 Washington Avenue.
Deluxe touches include oak herringbone flooring, an extra large master suite with standalone tub and walk-in closet, and a keyed elevator. The great room is lined with tall windows and has plenty of space for both lounging and dining, plus an open kitchen. An area to the side could be used as a dining room, home office or third bedroom.
The square-shaped kitchen is large at 12 by 12 feet, and features an L-shaped island with five-burner cooktop, downdraft vent, sink and room for dining. The kitchen also has a wall of built-in cabinetry, two wall ovens and a dishwasher. All the appliances are stainless steel and from Viking.
The capacious master suite includes a walk-in closet and a bathroom with freestanding tub and walk-in shower. The bathroom is lined in tile and stone.
A second bedroom is also quite large and has two windows and two closets. It sits across the hall from a bathroom with a tub and a laundry closet.
There is recessed lighting and air conditioning throughout, plus an additional storage space in the basement.
461 Washington Avenue is a Queen Anne-style red brick apartment building with square bay windows, terra cotta details and stone banding dating from the late 19th century. It is reminiscent of similar apartment buildings designed by noted 19th century architects the Parfitt Brothers.
The building sits on a tree-lined block surrounded by Italianate brownstones and other historic buildings, parks and a nearby branch of the Brooklyn public library. The C train at the Clinton Washington Avenue stop is close by, and the Long Island Railroad is a 15-minute walk. The neighborhood has many choices for dining and nightlife, including northern Italian (Locanda Vini & Olii), Nigerian (Buka) and American (Mekelburg’s).
Taxes are $12 per month and common charges are $567. A tax abatement is in place until 2032. Listed by Alex Kelleher, the condo is asking $1.95 million. See it for yourself at an open house this Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.