A classic freestanding home from the glory days of commuter Brooklyn, 1 Marine Avenue is a robust example of the Arts & Crafts movement applied to a spacious single-family dwelling. With its picturesque half-timbered gables, stepped chimney, whimsical topiary and exterior brick and stucco treatment, the five-bedroom, 2.5-bath Bay Ridge house offers the solid charm of the early 20th century with an interior that takes one well into the 21st.
Standing at the corner of Marine Avenue and 92nd Street, the house anchors an ample lot, providing privacy, outdoor space and light. Tree-lined blocks, handsome row houses and brick apartment buildings define the quiet streetscapes, all typical of Bay Ridge.
The commodious living room features a decorative fireplace (ready for conversion to a working one) and staircase with wrought iron rail. A spacious dining room flanks the kitchen while a cozy sunroom looks out over a paved patio area.
Cherry hardwood floors are used throughout, save for tile in the kitchen, which also incorporates handmade Silestone countertops and Liebherr and Thermador stainless steel appliances. A stone-floored mudroom provides ample storage space with beautiful new built-in cubbies and seating. There is also access to a half bath.
Upstairs, three pleasant bedrooms open off the landing as does a full bath. Am attic loft space could be repurposed as a fourth bedroom or retained as a study, home office, gym area or playroom. The basement has been transformed into its own suite replete with private entrance, bedroom, kitchen and full bath.
The expansive paved patio area is surrounded by high fencing while a two-car garage faces 92nd Street. The location is a block away from the express bus to downtown and midtown Manhattan, three blocks from the subway and one block from the bike paths, parks and views of Bay Shore’s leafy waterfront.
A newly commissioned NYC Ferry provides transportation along the Brooklyn shore and into Manhattan. Daniel Soldano at Douglas Elliman has the listing, which is asking $2,195,000.