Condo pick of the week

These newly renovated digs in Boerum Hill come with two outdoor spaces

By Alanna Schubach | May 19, 2016 - 11:59AM 

This Boerum Hill three-bedroom is technically a condo, but its size, and private outdoor spaces, make it feel more like a townhouse. Fortunately for whomever settles here, the previous owners already gut-renovated and combined the two apartments, resulting in this spacious triplex. The location is prime, too, a block from the Bergen Street station, and near both the busy Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue areas. Listed for $1.545 million on RealDirect, the home is actually a little cheaper than other multi-bedroom condos in the neighborhood, according to a StreetEasy search. 

On the parlor level, you'll find a living room that opens onto a large backyard; the adjacent kitchen, while narrow, has been fully updated with stainless steel appliances, wood cabinetry that offers ample storage, and a stylish blue tile backsplash. The separate dining room, on the other side of the kitchen, looks ideal for small gatherings. 

A custom staircase leads to the top floor, where you'll find two of the bedrooms. In the master, we like the exposed brick wall and rustic wooden headboard (very Brooklyn), as well as its private balcony and little vanity nook. The second bedroom is at the other end of the floor, separated by a hallway and dressing area, and the shared bathroom features new tiling and fixtures. 

The lower level of the home includes space that could be used as an additional bedroom, guest room, or office, and it opens onto the private backyard. There's an additional bathroom on this floor, as well as a walk-in closet and laundry room. The yard is a definite standout, with a picturesque garden, fire pit, and seating area beneath a pergola, making for an idyllic spot for summer entertaining. 

The property is managed by a condo association, though it lacks the copious amenities associated with newer developments. On the bright side, common charges are low, and you'll have a level of privacy that you won't find in most NYC properties. And perhaps best of all, there's a private driveway, making parking much less of a hassle than usual in this busy Brooklyn neighborhood. 


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