Welcome home to this impeccably rendered, completely renovated and flawlessly designed gem of a 2BR, located just two quick flights up in a quiet building on one of Brooklyn Heights' best blocks! The owners have lovingly and thoughtfully redone the apartment from top to bottom, going far beyond the norm with fabulous, customized touches like gaining an additional 30 feet of square footage by removing two dumbwaiter shafts in order to create a separate dining area, and raising the ceilings wherever possible (reaching 10'4 at its highest point, including in the bathroom!). But that's just the start. Residence #3C at 39 Remsen Street boasts endless perks, including but not limited to entirely rewired electric (including new lines and circuit breakers, additional outlets and upgraded voltage in A/C locations ); a newly framed bathroom with new plumbing; countless original architectural details such as built-in bookshelves, crown moldings; custom window treatments; and new lighting fixtures with Lutron Caseta switches that connect to Alexa or other similar voice command devices. With such a committed eye to the tiniest nook, it's no wonder that the restored floors, modern designer ceiling fans with multi-speed controls, and porcelain doorknobs can seem like an afterthought to the embarrassment of riches elsewhere!
You'll enter your comfortable living room and trot through a redesigned hallway with large closets and hidden overhead storage to the king-sized master bedroom, which has two large closets, double exposures (North and East), and an original decorative fireplace from 1876. Down the hall is the second bedroom, which has a newly-built closet and pocket doors to maximize usable space. The gutted, oversized kitchen includes a BlueStar professional gas range with venting hood; honed Caesarstone countertops and bluestone tiled floor with new subflooring (also done in the dining area); inset wood cabinets with custom millwork; Bosch 800 dishwasher; Fisher and Paykel refrigerator with integrated water filter and ice maker; Elkay quartz sink with Brizo faucet; and, best of all, an in-unit, full-size Electrolux W/D in its very own laundry closet!
After you've finished cooking dinner, take a few steps and relax in the impossibly charming aforementioned dining area, where a built-in banquette with under-the-seat storage and a customized cushion made from Sunbrella fabric is the highlight! Down the hall, you'll find the airy and spacious bathroom, which features marble mosaic floor tiles with matching shower ledge; Restoration Hardware vanity; Hansgrohe bath fixtures; Kohler bathtub; and, as a special touch unique to this property, an original vent cover discovered during the renovation while removing the dropped ceiling in the foyer! It's this sort of painstaking attention to detail that make this a truly special apartment, one that you'll be able to decompress in and marvel at in the same evening.
39 Remsen Street is an intimate, self-managed co-op in a splendid pre-war building with brownstone façade and extra-large lobby for stroller storage on a quintessentially Brooklyn tree-lined street. Shareholders are entitled to basement storage free of charge (around 75 square feet) with room for bikes as well. Cats are permitted, but unfortunately, dogs are not. Maintenance is approximately 50% tax deductible and the sublet policy is extremely flexible.This blend of historical detail, structural upgrades and modern design elements don't come along very frequently. Come see for yourself and make this prized property yours today!
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 140 Franklin
Office Phone: 212.965.6000
Listing Agent: Gabriel Leibowitz
Updated: 18th February, 2019 4:08 AM.
39 Remsen St Brooklyn, NY