This $5.45M Carroll Gardens Townhome Masterfully Blends the Past and Present

There’s a one-of-a-kind townhome up for sale in Brooklyn’s posh Carroll Gardens neighborhood. Marketed by Lindsay Barton Barrett, Christina Abad and Cristina Criado with Douglas Elliman, the stunning home is asking $5,450,000, and it offers both classic touches and modern-day amenities.

Located at 356 Sackett Street, flanked by Court and Smith streets, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse was recently thoroughly renovated. Architects were able to preserve the property’s original details, such as tin ceilings, marble fireplace surrounds and ornate moldings, and more. However, the gut renovation also brought contemporary upgrades to please the modern homebuyer. Domino and Refinery29 have even featured the mint-condition, 22-foot-wide showplace for their readers. 

Image credit: Douglas Elliman / Lindsay Barton Barrett

The home’s parlor level features formal living spaces ideal for entertaining friends and family.

A foyer opens up to a light-filled living room that’s paved in wide-plank hardwood and features 11-foot high ceilings. There’s also a grand dining room with painted tin ceilings, a fireplace, and designer lighting.

Image credit: Douglas Elliman / Lindsay Barton Barrett

The parlor level also includes a state-of-the-art kitchen that features premium stainless steel appliances, including a six-burner, fully vented Wolf range, a drawer microwave, dishwasher and even a wine refrigerator. Last but not least, this level also includes a powder room and coat closet for ‘effortless entertaining.’ 

Image credit: Douglas Elliman / Lindsay Barton Barrett

Outside the kitchen, you’ll find a small deck that leads out into the lush garden that is decked out with large bluestone pavers, private fencing and professional landscaping. 

The garden level of this Carroll Gardens townhome features a living room with a wet bar/kitchenette and a bright sunroom, which currently serves as a gym overlooking the garden. 

The third floor houses the master suite, which offers garden views, a spa bath with a clawfoot tub and a frameless glass shower. Here, you also get a spacious walk-in closet, and an adjoining bedroom that would make an ideal nursery, study or home office. 

That’s not it, though. There are three additional bedrooms above the master suite, complete with a playroom/den, as well as another bathroom and a large laundry room. Last but not least, the basement level provides 8-foot ceilings and a massive storage closet, as well as a huge flexible rec room.

Image credit: Douglas Elliman / Lindsay Barton Barrett
Image credit: Douglas Elliman / Lindsay Barton Barrett
Image credit: Douglas Elliman / Lindsay Barton Barrett

The building itself has been upgraded in the recent renovation effort. Updates include a full restoration of the brick and brownstone facade, a new wrought iron gate, and a rebuilt lower vestibule. 

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This Brooklyn Condo Has a Dreamy Backyard that Will Make You Forget You’re in the City

If we’ve learned anything in the past few months, is that city life isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be — especially when you find yourself spending far more time inside than planned.

With city dwellers now heading to the suburbs and less crowded areas, looking for bigger spaces and more amenity-rich homes (especially when it comes to backyards and outdoor spaces), we too find ourselves drawn to listings that offer a little more than just decent square footage.

That’s why we just couldn’t resist this charming condo set in a private duplex in the tree-lined Boerum Hill neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. The two-bedroom unit comes with warm, open interiors, a dedicated home office, a large walk-in closet and 355 square feet of outdoor space (in the form of a serene backyard patio) that will make you forget all about the crowded city life.

Brooklyn condo with a charming backyard patio. Image credit: Alex Mahgoub//Compass

Recently listed for $1.474 million, the Boerum Hill condo is repped by Compass brokers Alex Mahgoub and Martin Eiden, and comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

With a beautiful open kitchen/living/dining space with modern appliances and beautiful built-in custom cabinets and bookcase, the 1,459-square-foot unit is filled with wonderful details and earthy accents — including a wood staircase handcrafted from 200-year-old reclaimed oak.

Lovely condo in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn NY. Image credit: Alex Mahgoub//Compass
Lovely condo in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn NY. Image credit: Alex Mahgoub//Compass

The wooden staircase leads to a lower level that hosts an over-sized bedroom with 9’ ceilings, a large walk-in closet, and a zen-like view of the landscaped garden. There’s also a dedicated home office on this floor, perfect for a work-from-home setup and only steps away from the calming backyard (you know, for those well-deserved breaks).

Speaking of the unit’s backyard, the private and serene patio looks like the perfect place to enjoy a summer BBQ, a morning coffee, or a simple weeknight dinner under the stars. Worth noting that the apartment also comes with a washer/dryer, central air, and a private storage unit.

Lovely condo in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn NY. Image credit: Alex Mahgoub//Compass
Lovely condo in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn NY. Image credit: Alex Mahgoub//Compass
Brooklyn condo with a charming backyard patio. Image credit: Alex Mahgoub//Compass

The condo is part of 52 Third Avenue, a 15-unit pet-friendly boutique condo that comes with its own fair share of amenities, including a bike room, a communal outdoor patio, a beautiful shared roof deck with Manhattan views, and an on-site laundry facility.

It’s located in one of the most charming neighborhoods in New York, Boerum Hill, which has a unique small-town feel in the midst of the excitement and energy of the city. With lots of brownstones and townhouses, trendy bars, restaurants, and indie shops, the community attracts many young professionals and has a charming village vibe.

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Cleverly Designed Upper East Side Co-Op is An Artist’s Dream Brought to Life

When current owner, Bogotá-based visual artist Lorenza Panero, bought her New York apartment, she knew that the space would need to be re-thought to better suit her needs (and unique style). With the help of architect Ted Porter, Panero reconfigured the apartment with an artist’s eye, adding to both the aesthetic appeal of the pied-à-terre and to its functionality in a very unique way. The results were so striking that they even landed her a feature article in Cottages & Gardens.

Now, the charming Upper East Side apartment is looking for a new owner, having recently been listed for sale with Warburg Realty, asking $1,325,000. Beyond the artist’s unique touch, the co-op stands out with its flexible layout, historic appeal, and great location. But more on that in a minute; first, we’re going to take a look at how this ingenious apartment maximizes the use of its space with the help of functional furniture, sliding doors, and clever gimmicks.

Style meets function in this $1,325,000 UES apartment. Image credit: Ted Porter Architecture; Ty Cole Photographer

Movable partitions turn the dining room into a 2nd bedroom

Originally a 2-bedroom unit, the co-op’s extensive renovation included a space revamp that opened up the living area and turned one of the bedrooms into a dining room. But that doesn’t mean it can’t offer extra sleeping space, if the need arises.

With its clever design and movable partitions, the 1-bedroom apartment easily turns into a 2-bedroom. There’s a Murphy bed lining the backwall of the dining room, and the collapsible dining table and folding chairs can be tucked away in the closet, to make way for sleeping arrangements. Then, the movable partition kicks in to fully separate the space from the living room and offer privacy.

A Murphy bed lines the backwall of the dining room, and the collapsible dining table and folding chairs can be tucked away in the closet. Image credit: Ted Porter Architecture; Ty Cole Photographer
The Murphy bed makes it easy to turn the dining room into a second bedroom. Image credit: Ted Porter Architecture; Ty Cole Photographer
Then, the movable partition makes it possible to fully separate the space from the living room and offer privacy. Image credit: Ted Porter Architecture; Ty Cole Photographer

Clever design tucks away the TV (and the entire kitchen)

The Murphy bed is not the only piece of furniture that slides into the walls when it isn’t needed. To make the space less cluttered, there’s a custom wall cabinet that hides away the TV when it’s not being used. But that’s not even the most clever trick this apartment has up its sleeve.

The kitchen has sliding doors that conceal it altogether, making it look like there’s a wall of closets in its place, set along a long hallway. Not fully sure why someone would like to hide their kitchen, but it certainly is a cool trick that could come in handy if you’re looking to use the space for something more business-oriented maybe.

The clever design hides the TV in a custom cabinet. Image credit: Ted Porter Architecture; Ty Cole Photographer
The compact kitchen can be hidden away. Image credit: Ted Porter Architecture; Ty Cole Photographer
Sliding panels conceal the kitchen altogether. Image credit: Ted Porter Architecture; Ty Cole Photographer

The bedroom partition makes room for a cozy desk

The bedroom of this lovely Upper East Side apartment wasn’t left untouched either. Making use of the space at hand, a clever partition created a dedicated area for work or study and fitted a desk — while also blocking the view of the bed.

The bedroom partition makes way for a small desk/working space. Image credit: Ted Porter Architecture; Ty Cole Photographer

The co-op is in a pre-war building with a prime UES address

The apartment is located at 1326 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side, which places it just one block away from Central Park. It is situated in an elegant pre-war building that was originally built in 1900 and is located right on Madison Avenue, in the prestigious Carnegie Hill neighborhood (which is peppered with a wide range of architectural styles, from Civil War-era clapboard houses to late 19th century rowhouses, early 20th century mansions, and other charming pre-war apartment buildings).

The unit is listed for $1,325,000 by Cecilia Serrano and Hala Lawrence of Warburg Realty.

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