In a row of slender and ornate 1880s brownstones with remarkable Queen Anne facades, this renovated Mattress Stuy two-family features up a several period details as nicely as present day amenities these types of as up to date kitchens and baths. The property, at 478 Greene Avenue, is set up as an owner’s triplex with a yard apartment that hasn’t been occupied because its the latest reno, in accordance to the listing.
Though some of the houses on this stretch of Greene Avenue involving Bedford and Nostrand avenues had been designed by Brooklyn’s Amzi Hill, that does not feel to be the case for this row. Strategies submitted in 1886 for 12 a few-tale and basement brownstone houses — just about every 16.85 toes large by 45 feet lengthy — on the south aspect of Greene Avenue appear to be to show that developer Thomas H. Brush and architect Frederick E. Lockwood ended up responsible for the Queen Anne row. According to the Brooklyn Each day Eagle, the charge of the total challenge was approximated at $78,000.
A coat of white paint now addresses the exterior of No. 478, but the initial specifics, found in the historic tax photograph, are however visible. These include an unique cornice and a projecting bay on the higher tales with its arched home windows, iron railing and bits of ornament, together with compact faces.
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The pier mirror and bench that probably graced a niche in the lobby is long gone, but the triplex still has some primary facts, such as door and window trim, moldings, wainscoting and a mantel. The parlor level has pocket doorways separating the dwelling and dining house from the kitchen at the rear. The oak floors in the course of are new.
That kitchen area has a substantial marble-topped island alongside with a financial institution of gray cabinets and a glass door supplying entry to a terrace. There is also a powder space on this floor.
Five bedrooms are unfold across the two higher flooring, with a whole bath on every single flooring. A laundry home is tucked into a closet off a rear-going through bedroom on the second flooring that is set up as a spouse and children room.
The road-struggling with bed room on the 3rd floor has the only mantel in the property and it also has wall moldings, glass doorways main out to a Juliet balcony, and a wander-in closet.
There are not any listing photos of the backyard studio apartment but the floor system demonstrates it has an open approach living and dining place with kitchen at the rear.
In the paved rear yard, a wood-slatted pergola with constructed-in benches coordinates with the horizontal fence that rings the space.
Updates to the dwelling incorporate new electrical and plumbing, sound-blocking windows, a hardwired alarm system and mini splits in each and every place, in accordance to the listing.
The residence last bought in 2014, before this most recent renovation, for $1.05 million. Listed with Douglas (Doug) Bowen of Douglas Elliman, it is now priced at $2.495 million. Worthy of the talk to?
[Listing: 478 Greene Avenue | Broker: Douglas Elliman] GMAP