Townhouse pick of the week

This extra-wide Greenpoint townhouse is chockablock with custom features

By Mimi O'Connor | May 16, 2018 - 10:00AM 

The townhouse is decorated in a highly modern style, but with some old touches showing through.


This extra-wide Greenpoint townhouse has space, light, a generous yard, and a den-like "guest pod" in the basement. Listed for $3,495,000, 163 Eckford St. is 25 feet wide, with high ceilings, lots of windows, and wide-plank pine floors. The house has old moldings and ceiling medallions, but also modern upgrades such as central air and Flos lighting.

The first floor has custom wallpaper and restored French doors, a custom steel fireplace mantel, and an inventive reading nook consisting of a built-in bench over drawers, surrounded by bookshelves.

The large kitchen has a dining table for 10 punctuated by a slab of Carrara marble, and a vented Bertazzoni range. An office on this floor leads out to the spacious garden. There's also a mudroom and a full bathroom on this floor.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a dressing room, and the master bathroom has a custom walnut double vanity, skylights, a walk-in shower, and a two-person, mirrored soaking tub. There's also another office and a second bathroom, with a soaking tub. 

Behold, the guest pod.

The basement also has a laundry room, and a garden entrance.

The G is two blocks away at Nassau Avenue, and there are lots of restaurants, bars, and stores nearby. McCarren Park and McGlorick Park are both within walking distance. 


Mimi O'Connor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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