Category: Sold

156 Lafayette


209 E 2nd Street

Rare East Village boutique condo loft. Recently converted with the utmost attention to detail and tasteful finishes. Private key lock full floor two bedroom two bath. Enter off the elevator into a separate foyer with full guest bath. Foyer unfolds onto a wonderfully open and comfortable living space with large cook’s kitchen. Living room features a suspended wood burning fireplace, exposed bricks, Venetian plaster museum finished walls, original pine floors refurbished and stained walnut plus lots of wonderful light from 12 large windows.. A smartly designed open kitchen includes a GE professional cook’s dream stove, Stainless Sub Zero Fridge, GE Monogram dish washer, custom ash cabinetry cesar stone countertops and custom reclaimed wood beam open shelving .A separate laundry area off of the kitchen has stacked Bosch washer dryer units. Master bedroom is flooded with light from floor to ceiling corner windows. Study area in master suite has beautiful built ins made of wood beam shelving. The en suite bath boasts a Zuma dual air jacuzzi soaking tub as well as a rain head shower stall and ceramic and limestone tile. There is abundant closet space throughout the apartment, central air and a state of the art heating system. Located two blocks away from subway and in the heart shopping, wonderful restaurants and nightlife of the vibrant East Village and Lower East side.


29 Vandam Street

Beautifully restored Greek Revival single family home on quiet, historic Lower Village block. All original detail has been preserved and the house underwent a meticulous renovation to become the private home of a renowned townhouse contractor. This four bedroom home boast marble fireplaces in parlor,original parlor doors, a large cook’s kitchen with custom oak cabinetry, original crown mouldings, paneling, wainscoting and wide plank floor through out the house. The house also enjoys a splendidly bright sixty foot landscaped garden. Magnificent as this house is, a four story, 20-30 foot extension can be added to this townhouse to create a truly grand home.


125 East 12th Street

Townhouse living in a one of dowtown’s most coveted full service condominiums. This mint triplex three bedroom PLUS a home office boasts 15’ft ceilings, a large open kitchen and a dramatic living area with a wood burning fireplace. This is a legal live/work loft with a separate entrance to the home office. A lovely private patio in a large planted courtyard is the icing on the cake.


47 Cumberland St

Four story frame house in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Currently configured as two lower level floorthrough’s and one upper duplex all in very good condition. Large bright backyard. Potential for expansion,conversion or as a lucrative investment property with an excellent CAP rate.

Listed for $1,150,000


341 Hancock Street

Newly renovated three family home in the Heart of Bed Stuy. Two bedroom one bath floor through apartments as well as a wonderfully spacious two bedroom 2.5 bath owners duplex with large garden. Original detail including original French doors, banisters, crown moulding have been restored and the house has been fully updated with new plumbing, electrical, heat and central AC. The house as well as the garden are receive brilliant light throughout the day. Steps of way from the A and C train, shops and storesand the Restoration Center on Fulton Street as well as the hot new restaurants and boutiques on Lewis Ave.


303 Eckford Avenue

Newly constructed 25 foot wide four story townhouse prime Greenpoint. Configured as a massive owners triplex and large two bedroom floor through apartment. This home has 4750 square feet of interior space, a 1500 basement, 1750 square feet of terraces on every level. A curb cut with parking space for up to four and an option for a garage. Ground floor is a front studio or office easily converted to a garage. The rear half of this floor is configured as a large one bedroom apartment with a bright south facing patio. Second floor is laid out as an expansive living space with a skylit eat-in kitchen, wood burning fireplaces and two Juliette balconies. The third floor is the master suite laid out for three bedrooms and an oversized bath with a jacuzzi tub and steam shower. There is a large south facing terrace on this level as well. Fourth floor has two bedrooms and a large bath and two heated terraces on this level. Roof level is a huge heated terrace with panoramic views of Manhattan as well as hook ups for gas and water. Basement has nine foot ceilings, radiant heated floors, a wood burning fireplace, a full bath and a sauna. Exceptional Level of construction where no detail has been overlooked provides a rare opportunity to create a dream home at an amazing value. Currently roughed out this home awaits your customized finishes.

Listed for $3,050,000


30 Grove Street

This home was converted from an SRO in the mid 90’s into a two family home. Situated on what has become one of the most coveted blocks in the West Village, this home’s rental property was home to celebrities and diplomats alike. Purchased in estate condition, the home was painstakingly restored to its original splendor. It maintained many original details including mantels, crown moldings, pocket doors and a lovely garden. This home was sold in 2011.


48 Great Jones Street

Large square original loft with two bedrooms and office. Exposed bricks, beams, hardwood floors and three exposures.  

131 Fort Greene Place

Aspect and Exterior: This is a rare 1857 Italianate brick townhouse in the Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District, probably built by Michael Murray, Thomas Skelly and Effingham H. Nichols. Built on an exceptionally wide 21 by 100 ft. lot, the house was subsequently enlarged by the addition of a three-story 15 ft. deep extension. The front exterior protected by the landmark designation features three stories of brick over a brownstone basement; square-headed window and door-cap molded entrance lintel carried on smooth-faced brackets; full-height parlor windows, roof cornice with curvilinear ornament below and on the fascia and also on the soffits; carefully restored/original cast-iron railings; restored bluestone flagged sidewalk; wheel-chair accessible entrance to basement apartment.

Owner’s Triplex The Parlor Floor features two white marble fireplace mantels with sculptured fine grape bunches and vines in the arched spandrels, pocket doors separating the living room from the formal dining room, two gilded pier mirrors, Greek-eared moldings, gilded ornamental ceiling plasterwork featuring alternating lily flowers and leaves, some feathery Queen Anne or Georgian Revival plaster flourishes, parquet floors and an Eastlake vestibule. A country kitchen in the extension features exposed beams and bricks, a service island, and Vulcan restaurant stove. Rear access to a solarium and stairs leading down to the landscaped garden with bluestone and brick flagged patio. The Second Floor of the owner’s triplex features three bedrooms and walk-in closets, including a large L-shaped master bedroom with restored arched niche, two marble fireplace mantels, bathroom with antique claw-footed bathtub, quarry tile bathroom wall and crisp, white wainscoting. The top floor comprises the self-contained guest quarters featuring a cathedral ceiling with skylight and a Jacuzzi bath. A large bedroom and adjacent study/walk-in closet, large living room with kitchen area and cabinets, abundant storage space, and a wooden deck built on the roof of the extension equipped with iron railing and fire-escape. The actual rents for the parlor floor and top floor apartments are $3,500.00 and $2,100.00 respectively. Projected rents could be $4,200.00 for parlor floor and $2,400 for the top floor apartment.

Basement Apartment: The original 19th century dimensions of the ground floor have been totally re-vamped to create an unusually spacious rental unit with living, dining and kitchen areas in an open plan with exposed brick wall in the front; and a master-bedroom and separate study overlooking the rear garden; the renovated bathroom includes a Jacuzzi bath. Actual rent for this unit is $1,800.00. Projected rent could be $2,400.00.

Finished Cellar Recreation Space All wiring and plumbing enclosed; separate recreation, utility and furnace rooms with fireproof metal doors; recreation room has tiled floors over 6” cement slab, recessed lighting, full bathroom with shower, cedar-paneled sauna, wine cellar, forced-air ventilation.

Other Roof recently redone with aluminized material and metal hydraulic hatch providing easy and secure access; natural gas boiler, thermostatically controlled hot-water radiators. Location: 5 minutes from Brooklyn Academy of Music, Atlantic Centre shopping, LIRR terminal and Atlantic Ave. subway complex.

Source for architectural details: City of New York, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District Designation Report, 1978.  and Charles Lockwood, Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House, 1783-1929, Abbeville Press, New York, 1972. 


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