Townhouse pick of the week

All the outdoor space you could want in this Boerum Hill townhouse

By Alanna Schubach | April 6, 2016 - 9:59AM 

With three separate outdoor spaces, this four-bedroom home is summer-ready. 

This three-story home will catch the eye of design buffs: After being converted from raw warehouse space, it now commands attention with striking architectural features, like a main level loft, a statement-making steel staircase, dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, and a massive skylight. But perhaps most exciting are the multiple outdoor areas, each of which has its own character (and potential for summer sunbathing and entertaining). Listed for $5.8 million by Stribling, the property offers an amount of outside space you'd be hard-pressed to find in most parts of the city. 

At 2000 square feet, the main level is long and lean, its open plan creating a sense of vastness; the staircase leads to an atrium, and an overhead skylight infuses the space with air and light.

The adjacent kitchen has an almost unheard-of amount of counter space and storage, as well as stainless steel appliances and a generous bar. It flows into the living room, which in turn opens onto a small patio. 

On the second and third floors, two of the bedrooms come with woodburning fireplaces, and the master includes a walk-in closet and en-suite bath. As the other two bedrooms—at 19-feet-9-inches by 8-feet-by-6-feet each—are narrower (and one lacks a closet), they may make for better guest rooms or offices. On the plus side, the property's four bathrooms ensure plenty of privacy.

On this huge second floor terrace, with a gas grill and custom-designed pergola, you certainly won't feel crowded. The outdoor area is connected to an additional, small kitchen, the better to throw summer parties. A third outdoor space in the form of a roof deck isn't pictured in the listing, but likely offers another opportunity to impress guests—or to get away from them. 

You'll find a laundry room and media room on the basement level, and the townhouse offers another much-coveted amenity in its private, heated garage, which has space for two cars. That said, if you live here, you may not need to drive all that much: The home is less than half a block from the Bergen Street F/G stop. 

 

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