Clinton Hill Jewel Box
Three Story Townhouse
With 65 Foot Garden
& Rear Guest Cottage
281 Skillman is an exquisite, alluring and turnkey townhouse located in one of the most prime locations between Bedford and Franklin Avenues on the Clinton Hill border. It is around the corner from the G train entrance at Bedford Avenue and Lafayette Avenue. And if you like donuts, it is diagonally across the street from the donut shop, Dough.
The townhouse is wide and measures just nearly 20 feet and for those who love 19th Century houses, it is dripping with original details. From the flowers on the entry way steps to the gorgeous 1890s arched original front doors, as well as the original plank floors and mahogany railing, the house feels welcoming and beautiful throughout. And there are four wood burning fireplaces! With the coveted and beautiful white marble mantels! All the modern finishes are there too with smartly done bathrooms and kitchens. It is a two family, and measures 2100sf so that it could easily transform to a single family layout if needed, creating a 3 or 4 bedroom/3 bath triplex, (see alternative floorplan).
It is a three story building and the owners' garden/parlor duplexis a spacious two bedroom and two bath with a large grassy sixty five foot garden. You have two entry ways for this unit, a door under the stoop into the garden level and a more formal entry into the parlor level. Downstairs on the garden level, there's an open floor plan with a large modern kitchen. The countertops are white ceasarstone and there's an L shaped island which doubles as a bar/seating area. The appliances are all Miehle stainless steel.
Just off the kitchen, there's plenty of room for a ten foot dining table and a comfortable living room centering on the white marble mantel/wood burning fireplace.The downstairs bath has a washer/drier and is a pretty powder room tiled with white penny tile.
Outside the kitchen door is the sixty five foot garden which has three distinct areas: a pergola topped patio/seating area, a dining area with a twelve foot dining table and at the very end, a newly constructed guest cottage with electricity and an upstairs decked patio. The guest house works well as an office or children's playhouse. You'll need a lawnmower to mow the thick green grass!
Upstairs on the second/parlor floor there are two bedrooms, each oversized with two large windows apiece and white marble mantles with actual real wood burning fireplaces. They are separated by the original sliding parlor floor doors. The large hallway bath is ample and has a deep rectangular Philippe Stark-esque soaking tub/shower combination and a thirty inch wall mounted vanity.
The top floor is presently the rental two bedroom apartment. It has a renovated kitchen, two bedrooms and a large windowed bath. It easily can be your high income rental or be combined with the rest of the house and converted to a master ensuite bedroom and second bedroom as shown in the proposed floorplan.
281 Skillman is close to everything including the aforementioned G train less than a block away at Bedford Avenue. All the shops and restaurants are close by on Franklin Ave as well as Bedford Ave and getting to other Clinton Hill and favorites like BAM, Fort Greene Park and Its green market is just a few minutes away.
The financials on the building are favorable and taxes are low at $2415 Annually. House will be delivered vacant.
Taxes: $2,415 Annually
Available FAR: 1778
Lot: 19.33 x 100
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 664 Fulton
Office Phone: 718.715.7000
Listing Agent: Kathleen Perkins
Updated: 16th October, 2018 6:42 PM.
281 Skillman St Brooklyn, NY