322 Carlton Avenue
Lovely townhouse within two blocks of Fort Greene park and near all transportation. Four story erected c.1857, this two family is currently functional as an extremely tasteful one family residence. In addition to its magnificent width and depth is a completely customized three story extension with massive windows reflecting a western (sun set) exposure in the immediate historic portion of the landmark district. Built for a noted confectioner at the time, by the name of William Vail, this home and several neighboring ones, are rare examples of post civil war homes that predate the surrounding brownstone homes. Double formal parlor with beautiful hand cast plaster flows onto a graceful soaring extension bringing in levels of lighting that are rare for such a residence. The garden level features an exquisite kitchen with formal dining room and graceful access to both the yard as well as a well maintained semi finished basement level for excellent storage options. The extremely well thought out kitchen features large preparation space massive counter area, butlers pantry and additional storage. An equally well designated laundry region compliments this level and lends a functional flow of work space. The central air and heat has been zoned on three specific regions.The restoration includes two full and two half baths in total. A tasteful and discreet half bath (powder room) has been created on the main parlor floor to allow for perfect entertaining and differentiation from public to private regions of the home. The floor immediately above the parlor floor has been superbly created for the owner in mind. The master bedroom has been arranged with access to steam shower and lovely deep oval soaking tub, going out to a private deck could not have been better planned for the ideal private oasis. The finishing touch is a lovely study or family room that provides a full functional living situation just on this floor alone. Finally the top floor, currently featuring two children's bedrooms and full bath maintain the charm and functionality of brownstone living perfectly blending in with the entire home. Four decorative mantles and an original hearth area in the kitchen complete the period touches with high ceilings and original oval skylight on top to this magnificent home. Showing by appointments only.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman