If you’ve ever wanted your very own Parisian-style Second Empire building complete with atelier under the eaves, 1118 Lorimer may be the building of your dreams. Located at the corner of Noble Street in the Greenpoint Historic District, the four-story corner building has a ground-floor commercial space that has been used by the current owner as an artist’s studio for the past 30 years.
The ground floor space has two double doors and a display window, perfect for an entrepreneur or maker looking to put his or her stamp on one of the city’s most creative neighborhoods. The building would also make a grand single-family home.
Each of the floors above the studio has its own kitchen and bathroom, with the second floor currently laid out as a one-bedroom and the third and fourth floors configured with two bedrooms apiece.
The top floor has six dormer windows set into a mansard roof. The building’s elegant red brick facade and historic windows are crowned by a bracketed cornice. The building was designed by E.S. Evans and built by Hugh Roberts in 1874.
The building is located on a quiet, tree-lined street in a thriving area of Greenpoint, right off the Manhattan Avenue main drag. Shops and eateries, including European-style grocers and butchers, Polish bakeries, pizza at Paulie G’s, Peter Pan Donuts and Mexican restaurant Oxomoco, are a short stroll away.
Transportation is plentiful and convenient with the G train at the Manhattan Avenue stop as well as the B62 bus nearby. The building is close to WNYC Transmitter Park, a riverfront green space with some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline, and it is also near McCarren Park, with its enormous pool and elite-quality running track.
Check out the property in person at an open house this Sunday, October 21 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Listed by Ellen Gottlieb and James Stubbs of Brooklyn Bridge Realty, it is asking $2.795 million.