162 10th Street
2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue Gowanus
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- Central air
- Excellent light
- Hardwood floors
- Modern kitchen
- Walk-in closets
IN CONTRACT. Designed by an architect for her family, the renovation of this 1100 SF (plus full basement) home is understated but sophisticated, textured and narrative-rich. Everywhere you look you find something strangely beautiful with a fascinating backstory: The front facade is clad with charred hemlock (an ancient Japanese wood treatment called ‘shou sugi ban’). The floors are forest-salvaged butternut from Vermont. The rear facade is clad with reclaimed corrugated steel from an old barn. A 100 year-old muscat grape vine grows in the backyard.
In contrast to the reclaimed materials, however, the electrical and plumbing are brand new, as is the zoned heating and cooling. The new kitchen is outfitted with marble counters, custom cabinets and open baltic birch shelving. In the living room sits a classic Danish wood-burning stove. On the top floor are two bedrooms, each spacious and bright. An open space lit by a skylight serves as an office or nursery. The slate floor in the bathroom is warmed by radiant heat. In the basement you will find a washer/dryer, plenty of storage space, a second bathroom with shower and room for a workshop or crafts studio.
The Gowanus neighborhood has a lot to offer: Nearby restaurants include Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ, Runner & Stone, The Pines, Littleneck, Bar Tano, and Four and Twenty Blackbirds, famous for pie. Whole Foods is within easy walking distance, as are the F, G & R trains. Don’t miss this house. When architects design for themselves the renovation is often done to exacting standards and the result is exceptional. This house is definitely exceptional. FIRST SHOWING APRIL 12.
Additional features of this property include: Charming Wood Stove (working), New windows by Pella, Nest thermostats, Properly vented range hood, Built-in Baltic Birch shelving throughout house, Smart and effective drainage system, Central air, New roof, and Backyard flowering apple trees and grape vine.
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LIVING IN GOWANUS
The Gowanus Canal runs through the heart of its namesake neighborhood. Once a gritty industrial area, Gowanus' former warehouses now house trendy music venues and coveted loft apartments. One-of-a-kind shops and bars line 3rd Avenue, and the neighborhood is home to everything from a shuffleboard club to a Whole Foods. Tucked in between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, Gowanus is a scrappy upstart forging a new identity. Its canal is in the process of revitalization, with new developments and green spaces slated for its once-industrial banks. The area is well-connected via the New York subway system, with the D, F, G, and R trains all stopping along 4th Avenue.