Rarely available: 41 2nd Place,a beautifully maintained townhouse on one of the best,greenest blocks in Carroll Gardens is not to be missed. In optimal Carroll Gardens style,this elegant home is secluded from the street by a 32 foot-deep,professionally designed perennial garden with cedar and kousa dogwood trees,ilexes,and wild geraniums. A bluestone sidewalk leads to a peaceful sun-drenched hidden courtyard (with bench) and French-blue front door,setting the welcoming tone. Built circa 1890,this refined house offers 5 bedrooms,2.5 bathrooms,great light,graceful proportions,and historic details throughout.

Once inside,a stylish foyer with designer wallpaper and handsome ebony-stained wood floors welcomes you,leading to a formal dining room with high style and entertaining in mind. This garden level is all about ease and warmth as each space flows seamlessly to the next,enhanced by custom millwork and ample storage. At the rear of the house is a light-filled eat-in kitchen appointed with a French-door fridge,double sink,backsplash with classic white subway tile,and two long countertops for ease of cooking with friends and family -- along with an ample walk-in pantry,handy powder room and adjacent laundry room. The focal point of the kitchen is a rear wall of floor-to-ceiling screened Pella doors opening onto a 500-square-foot garden (featured in Domino magazine) with a bluestone patio and the pretty red-brick rear facade. The seamless integration of indoor and outdoor space makes it ideal for relaxing as well as al fresco dining and entertaining.

The garden delights with mature hollies,climbing hydrangeas,oak leaf hydrangeas,and a regal dawn redwood tree that casts chartreuse dappled light. The front and rear year-round gardens together create a peaceful sense of country life in the city.

One flight above is a stunning double parlor with perfectly restored details that offer elegance and dazzle,with original plaster wedding-cake moldings,ceiling medallion,11' ceilings,floor-to-ceiling casement windows,crown molding with indirect lighting in the library and custom-painted black-and-cream checkerboard wood floors. Two original wood-burning fireplaces with gorgeous Carrara marble mantles are centerpieces of this classic space.

The third floor is the primary level with high ceilings,fine Brazilian cherrywood floors,beautiful casement windows,more custom bookcases,a large walk-in closet,an additional custom armoire closet,2 large primary bedrooms,one currently used as an office with a wood-burning fireplace,the other with a matching decorative fireplace--and a full bathroom. This townhouse's top floor is flooded with light and has three bedrooms,the largest currently used as a media room,several closets,a skylight,and a full bathroom with tub and original wide pine floors.

The cellar is highly functional and includes extensive custom maple storage cabinetry,updated mechanicals including two 50-gallon water heaters,new copper electrical wiring coming in from the street and a new main sewage line. Mechanical and aesthetic upgrades are numerous,including an architectural cast stone facade,custom oversized French doors opening onto a wrought iron front balcony,Pella casement windows (all with custom screens),new Soprema roof,period-style cornice,ingeniously hidden garbage enclosure,front and rear surveillance security cameras,centrally monitored security system,Cat5 Ethernet hard-wired throughout house,and two-zone central air conditioning with a new rooftop HVAC unit. A legal 2-family house,it has been used for more than 40 years as a 1-family.

This home in the heart of Carroll Gardens is an oasis,near all the desirable shops,restaurants,schools,boutiques,butchers,bakers,parks,coffee shops and public transportation situated on bustling Court and Smith Streets. Subways F/G a short stroll,Citibike a block away.

Zoned for PS 58. Low taxes: $8154/year. Lot size 16.75' wide x 80' deep.

A rare opportunity to live in a classic brownstone on a superb block in one of Brooklyn's most sought-after neighborhoods. Schedule an appointment now.

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Listed by Lisa Detwiler and Tita Omeze of Corcoran Group

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