House114 brings next level townhouse living to a tranquil tree-lined block on the Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy border. This two-family home designed by architect Rafi Elbaz has been expanded and completely transformed into a refined sculptural dwelling with a restrained sensibility. Sustainability, reuse and serenity abound throughout House114, weaving together materials old and new. No detail is overlooked regarding functionality and connectivity to indoor and outdoor spaces. The expansive parlor floor celebrates repurposed elements such as an original mantel, now stripped and installed in the company of an impressive kitchen with custom built American vertically grained walnut cabinets, concrete Caesarstone counters and all the requisite high-end appliances and fixtures. This living, kitchen, dining space defines the materiality of House114 with carefully recreated exposed brick, hand applied mineral concrete wall treatments, VOC -free paint, custom black steel entry closet doors and the first flight of a magnificent custom steel staircase with American walnut treads. The complementary exposed steel structure is striking in its presence and essential in its purpose to accentuate the expansiveness of this communal gathering floor.
This approximately 4,200 square foot home is comprised of a five bedroom three and a half bath upper triplex with five outdoor spaces incorporating green roofs with succulents and herbs and a naturally occurring irrigation system for rainwater reuse. The well-appointed garden-level simplex two bedroom, one bath apartment offers significant income opportunity. The cellar below contains both the mechanical room and a Zen-like recreation room with full bath, wet bar and its own cast-in-place rock garden. Finally, House114 enjoys the exclusive use of a deeded parking spot across the street.
Building features include: hand-applied muted patina ash wood window and door package from Poland, pickled wide-plank oak flooring, multi-zone HVAC and comprehensive smart home technology. Natural stone, concrete and porcelain terra cotta tiles adorn bathrooms and accessory floors throughout the home.
House114 is surrounded by restaurants and cafes including: Pilar, Joloff, Stonefruit, Speedy Romeo, Clementine Bakery and Glorietta Baldy. Wellness destinations abound nearby with multiple yoga studios and the Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA. C, G and Shuttle trains provide multiple transportation options. The historic Pratt Institute campus and sculpture garden are also nearby as well as several other parks.
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 111 Fifth
Office Phone: 212.645.4040
Listing Agent: Douglas (Doug) Bowen
Updated: 12th November, 2019 5:39 AM.
114 Monroe St Brooklyn, NY