20 Verandah Place
Between Clinton Street and Henry Street Cobble Hill
Nearby Subway Stations
- Alarm system
- Private storage
Rarely available and coveted carriage house right on Cobble Hill Park! This nearly 25’ wide carriage house at 20 Verandah Place charms with its unique façade, historical detail, and prime location on this special mews block. Currently set up as a two-family, its potential as a single-family home filled with history awaits.
As you enter from quaint Verandah Place, the first floor is quiet and cozy, with exposed brick and the first of the house’s two wood burning fireplaces. This floor also features a recently renovated kitchen, with granite countertops, white cabinets, and glass-tile backsplash paired with a suite of stainless steel Whirlpool appliances. Off the kitchen, a deck offers space for outdoor dining, with stairs down to the tranquil garden below.
Brick details from the home’s time as a carriage house add character to the stairway leading to the second floor, which is currently set up as an open kitchen, living room and office. This bright, open space overlooks Cobble Hill Park through three large windows. More carriage house character emerges in the ceiling’s beams, and a second wood-burning fireplace warms the space on chilly nights.
The top floor offers three spacious bedrooms and a full bath. The sunny and substantial master bedroom overlooking Verandah Place fits a king-sized bed and suite of furniture. A second queen-sized bedroom with good closet space features views of Cobble Hill Park. The third bedroom overlooks the lush back garden and also has a good sized closet. The full-sized bath on this floor features a tub and storage vanity.
On the garden level, a bright rec room offers walk-out access to the yard through a sliding glass door. Previously used as a bedroom, this rec space contains a walk-in closet as well as several other storage spaces, another full bath and laundry.
20 Verandah Place sits on a block full of history and charm in prime Cobble Hill. Constructed in the 1840s through 1860, the carriage houses on this block served as homes for the servants (and horses) of the wealthy home owners of Warren and Clinton Streets. Since that time, the block has seen much Brooklyn History. According to its owners, during its early history, 20 Verandah served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Nearby 40 Verandah Place housed novelist Thomas Wolfe while he wrote his novella No Door. In 1965, the newly formed Cobble Hill Association successfully lobbied the city to turn the site of a former church into what is now the lovely, flowering Cobble Hill Park. The Park is the very heart of this most charming, coveted neighborhood and is currently the delightful view from 20 Verandah Place.
Additional features of this building include: The BEST location in Cobble Hill , Historic Tranquil Charm , Two Wood Burning Fireplaces, Nearly 25' wide, and Exposed Brick and Beams.
Agents Ask us a question
Living in Cobble Hill
Sandwiched between Carroll Gardens and Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill has its own distinct personality. A sizeable population of French expats, cobblestone streets and charming wine bars lend it an old-world atmosphere. Independent boutiques and trendy cocktail bars line Court Street, and Cobble Hill Park is a small yet perfectly formed square of greenery. The main commercial arteries of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street deliver a wealth of diverse and interesting businesses. Off the main drag, life is quiet and serene in Cobble Hill. Neighbors gather in shared backyards or front stoops in good weather, and the sidewalks feature mature trees swaying in the river breezes.