16 2nd Place
Between Clinton Street and Henry Street Carroll Gardens
Nearby Subway Stations
- Approx. Sq. Ft.5,984
16 2ND PLACE, BROOKLYN is a magnificently scaled, classic Carroll Gardens brownstone boasting almost 6,000 square feet of grand elegance waiting to be customized. This 34'-FOOT EXTRA WIDE townhouse offers an expansive floor plate with traces of original pre-war DETAILS and a parlor floor with soaring 12’ ceilings, providing the rare opportunity to create a luxurious retreat ON ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLOCKS in Carroll Gardens.
ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A GRAND SINGLE-FAMILY home, the house is CURRENTLY configured as THREE 1500-square foot apartments above a garden floor with a summer kitchen and full bath. Built 34’ x 44’ and four windows wide, this home begs to be restored to a spectacular single-family townhouse with HIGH CEILINGS, SPACIOUS BEDROOMS, and VAST ENTERTAINMENT SPACES. Alternately, an owner’s duplex would provide nearly 3,000 square feet of living space, while the other floors can be utilized to produce substantial rental income.
The history of the house begins in the 1850s, when Brooklyn real estate developer and economist Edward Kellogg sold seven 34-foot wide lots to builder Charles Wiegand. Since that time, the house has reflected the changing character of the neighborhood. As the port of Red Hook grew, its later occupants would have ties to the sea, including a Norwegian ship’s captain. As the twentieth century progressed, Carroll Gardens became a neighborhood characterized by Italian bakeries, butchers, and restaurants. The home has been loved and well maintained for over 75 years by the same family.
16 2nd Place is set on one of the prettiest garden blocks in Carroll Gardens. In 1846, Brooklyn surveyor Richard Butts designed a grid with 100’ lots plus front easements of 33.5 feet deep, eventually giving the the neighborhood its name. Today, these gardens offer a special urban oasis for those lucky enough to live in the neighborhood.
The neighborhood also offers the best of Brooklyn dining and shopping along Henry Street, Court Street, and Smith Street, with such local favorites as Buttermilk Channel, Lucali Pizza, Vinny’s, Court Street Grocers, Prime Meats, and Frankie’s 457 Spuntino. Other attractions include Carroll Park and a farmer’s market on Sundays in front of PS 58. The F & G subway lines are near on 2nd Place, and other Brooklyn neighborhoods including Cobble Hill and Red Hook and are a short distance away, while Manhattan is also easily accessed via the Battery Park Underpass. DELIVERED VACANT.
Additional features of this building include: Extra Wide 34' House.
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Runs from Degraw Street on the north and the Gowanus Canal on the east, to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the west and south.
Many visitors and residents are drawn by Carroll Gardens’ stock of historic townhouses for sale and for rent. The neighborhood also offers many exciting new condos, including Third + Bond, an award winning contextual complex of townhouse-style condos, 523 Court Street, a modern seven story elevator building with private terraces and Manhattan views, as well as the wide open lofts at 505 Court Street.