This spacious and sunshiny 1500 sq ft apartment (and 1200 sq ft deck!) is the entire floor of a fully renovated two-unit building built in the 1800's nestled in the heart of Gowanus.
It is airy, bright, squeaky clean & just the right amount of city quiet. Architectural details and quirky amenities are designed for elegant comfort and sophisticated ease. You'll be hard pressed to think of something you'll need & not have to make your stay an effortless one.
Gorgeously appointed with high-end finishes and quirky details, this apartment is bursting with character and old-world charm. With windows on both sides of the building, the rooms get light streaming in throughout the day.
Cozy up in the living room on a large, grey velvet sectional and a matching loveseat. Both fold-out into beds.
Other features include: high speed internet, a huge wood-burning fireplace, pre-war pressed tin-walls, a large, grand farm table that seats 8 for dinner and, quite possibly, the most ridiculously gorgeous kitchen in all of Brooklyn.
This open layout culinary mecca is ready for the intrepid chef and features all-stainless steel, high-end appliances (including a dishwasher and stand alone range), cabinetry made from salvaged laboratory doors and a one-of-a-kind suspended central island all surrounded by subway tiles and Carrera marble
A fancy capsule coffee machine will whir you a fresh coffee in the morning (complete with crema/frothed milk, if that’s your thing) and you'll have more teas than you'll know what to do with.
A separate laundry room with a front loading washer and dryer means you can pack light!
Outdoor space is a rarity in New York and like everything else in this apartment, this one is full of quirky details like the strange little log cabin stuck in the middle of it all.
The deck is about to be redone, so at the moment, there isn't much in the way of furniture/decor...but it's still lovely to sit out there with a glass of wine and listen to the city while you strain to make out the stars. (Wifi should work out there too!)
The bathroom offers up exquisite marble countertops mixed with artisan tiles, a spa-shower with a hand-laid stone floor and three shower heads to make sure you get extra clean. Hand-milled soap, fancy bath goods and generous towels will rinse off the day and keep you smelling sweet.
A laundry room houses a full-sized, front-loading washer and dryer. The big empty front closet will have plenty of hangers to help you get unpacked and settled in.
Extra-soft bedding, memory foam mattresses, down comforters and pillows and lots of comfy throw blankets ensure the soundest night sleep.
Guests will have the entire second floor and rooftop terrace at their disposal.
(Note: Apartment is up one flight of slightly rickety stairs.)
I live on the third floor and am always available by phone/text to answer questions, help out or point you towards the strange little Japanese Rice Cake shop a few blocks away or the best Chicken Parm in the neighborhood.
The apartment is a big ol' loft space.
There is one formal bedroom with a queen sized bed and pocket doors. There are two pull-out couches in the main space: a sectional with a chaise that folds out to a queen sized bed and a loveseat that folds out into a twin. Both sofa beds have memory foam on top of them to make them extra comfy.
There is a desk tucked away in a corner, in case you need to get some work down and a mostly strange and somewhat adorable log cabin on the back deck that would make a great camp-out fort for an intrepid sleeper..
This apartment will sleep two royally, five comfortably (and six or seven in a pinch).
The stairwell is very...rustic. It has 12 wide, original wood steps with hand rails and very old, sort-of run down pressed tin. We like to think of it as industrial Gowanus charm, but I could see someone less familiar with the ways of Brooklyn being totally horrified by it.
We are across the street from the very popular Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Ample Hills Ice Cream Parlor, A CitiBike station, Pig Beach and Dinosaur BBQ and directly upstairs from the occasionally-open Mirror on The Lake Tea House...and while you are absolutely going to want to frequent these spots during your stay, you’re likely to hear some classical music from the tea house, a neighbor blasting top forty or a few revelers as they walk to the train/waiting for their car. Good news is, everything closes by midnight the latest on the weeknights and 2am on Friday/Saturday.
I've never noticed it personally, but it feels worth mentioning, just in case you're a light sleeper or are coming from a non-noisy place. #WelcomeToNewYork
The back deck is in the process of being upgraded...the meantime, there is a motley collection of tables and benches that should at least offer up a spot to drink your morning coffee before taking on the day.
- Small, non-shedding/hypoallergenic dogs are welcome with permission.
- No Smoking on the premises