Located in the historic neighborhood of Sunset Park, this beautiful brownstone townhouse features soaring pressed tin ceilings, soapstone mantelpieces, pocket doors, and intricate "gingerbread" millwork. The two-family house is 20' feet wide and currently features an owners' duplex on the garden and parlor floors, a rental unit on the top floor and a full unfinished basement. With many original details and renovation potential, this property is a unique opportunity for customization whilst maintaining old-world charm.

In the spacious dining room, storage includes two areas of built-in floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and an ample closet. The kitchen is large and rustic and boasts a glass-fronted built-in hutch and butler's pantry. A stacked LG washer/dryer is tucked unobtrusively behind the kitchen door, and there's a full bathroom adjacent to the back garden entrance. The floor-through parlor level could suit a number of configurations, with an ample front room drenched in afternoon sun through three tall windows. Pass through the pocket doors into a quiet primary bedroom en suite with a fabulous floor-to-ceiling mirror and a classic black-and-white full bath. In between is an arched enclave with a full-wall wooden bookcase that could serve as a child's bedroom or home office.

A rental apartment on the top floor is open to a multitude interior design options, with a sunny bonus room in front that could serve as a nursery, boudoir, or office. The apartment has a full-wall closet, a three-quarter bath, and is dotted with the original details that make "Brownstone Brooklyn" so desirable - including built-in cabinetry and a soapstone mantel.

A naturalistic back garden blooms in three seasons, from early forsythias and daffodils through lilac, iris, hydrangea, roses, dogwood, hibiscus, and crepe myrtle. A sour cherry tree ripens in time for Fourth of July cobblers, a modest blackberry bramble sits along the perimeter, and the fig tree delivers plump fruit into autumn. A robust patch of "volunteer" tomatoes makes summertime salads more special. Cardinals, blue jays, mockingbirds, woodpeckers and even the occasional hawk are among the inspiring wildlife.

As a richly diverse neighborhood, Sunset Park is home to some of the most exciting dining in the borough. While a Michelin-star Szechuan restaurant tempts visitors, locals are continually discovering new hotspots for Latin, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine. The park itself, one of the highest points in Brooklyn, boasts glorious views and the spectacular sunsets for which the areas is named. Several blocks to the West lies the waterfront at Bush Terminal Park, a fun spot for picnics, strolls, biking and soccer. Find cutting-edge shopping, nightlife, and more in Industry City, also within walking distance. With the R train right on the corner, this historic block brings you to the city (i.e., Manhattan) or the beach (i.e., Coney Island) in less than half an hour. Further transportation options include the ferry stop at nearby Brooklyn Army Terminal (20 minutes to Wall Street), the B63 bus (a leisurely route to Brooklyn Bridge Park in one direction and Bay Ridge in the other), and ample CitiBike stations for commuting, exploring, or simply tooling around. This property is not to be missed, schedule your private showing appointment today!

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Listed by Rita Van Straten and Jessica Peters of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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