52 2nd Place, Brooklyn


5 Beds
3½ Baths
3,072 Sqft
.04 Acres
0 Garages

Showing by appointment Sat 9/26, Sun 9/27, Monday 9/28 – please email simplyhousing@gmail.com No. 52 is a beautifully restored four-story brownstone, located on one of the top blocks in Carroll Gardens, perhaps all of Brooklyn. The house is set back from the tree-lined street, with a deep and lovely front garden. The 33 foot front garden, a characteristic of the “Place Streets”, extends the total usable lot to 113 feet in length. The house is believed to be built in the early 1870s, and retains many of its classic original details, with modern upgrades, finishes and amenities. It is configured as an owner's triplex above a floor-through rental, following a multi-year restoration completed in 2018. Enter up the stoop, graced with original Italianate double entry doors, into a large and lovely parlor floor living room with original ceiling medallion, plaster moldings, refinished wood floors, and one of five original marble fireplaces. Continue into the large and bright eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets, soapstone counters, marble mosaic tile backsplash, and Wolf / Subzero appliances. There is a charming powder room on the parlor level, a rare amenity for houses on this street. The large kitchen opens onto a south-facing deck off the kitchen, with motorized canvas awning, and stairs leading down to the sunny and grassy back garden. Head up the restored original center stairway to the upper two floors, where four large bedrooms are in the trees, and get great light pouring through replaced wood windows. The house’s original shutters are intact and have been restored. Two full baths have period finishes like honed hex tile, a claw foot tub that’s original to the house, with new sinks / vanity. Baths, plumbing, a new brownstone facade, cornice restoration, and wood windows were fitted during the first phase of the renovation. The second phase included refinishing of the original floors, plaster restoration and paint, installation of an 8 zone air conditioning and high efficiency heating system with mechanicals located on the roof, and air handlers concealed above closets and ceilings. The garden apartment was also completely remodeled in 2017/18, relocating the living room to the front, a new kitchen to the center of the floor and a 5th bedroom to the rear, with its own entrance to the garden and bluestone patio underneath the deck. The Garden level generates over $3,000 a month in income currently, could be used as a guest, nanny, or “in-law” apartment. The existing original staircase and doorways from parlor to garden all still in place if the buyer would like to use this level a 5th bedroom, library, or media room. There is a dry cellar below the garden, currently used as a studio / workshop and storage, with the potential for more finished space. This special townhouse house is “done” - it needs nothing to be enjoyed. Ideally located near the shops, schools, and restaurants of Court and Smith Streets, two blocks from the Carroll Street F train, and a short walk to PS 58 and Carroll Park! $3,995,000 Listed by Owner / Agent. Offering 2.5% to buyer agent.

Essential Information
MLS® #20204008
Full Baths3
Half Baths1
Square Footage3,072
Year Built1879
Sub-Type1Family+Access Apt
Community Information
Address52 2nd Place
Zip Code11231
School Information
Additional Information
Listing Details
AgentMichael Henry
OfficeLawrence O'Toole Realty
Property History

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