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$2.8M Carriage House With Ugly Facade Hides Lovely Interiors


A lot of converted carriage houses in New York City are completely adorable and have beautiful historic facades. The converted carriage house at 474 Sterling Place on the western edge of Crown Heights is not one of them. But that's not to say it isn't lovely in its own way. The exterior may be drab brick ("unassuming," per the brokerbabble), but the interior looks quite lovely. The single-family house, located near Washington Avenue, just hit the market for $2.79 million, and it features a large open living and dining space with 13-foot ceilings, a skylight, and polished concrete floors. Everything about the place is "dramatic" and "exclusive," so we'll let the over-the-top brokerbabble do the talking.

From the listing:

Upstairs, enter a sitting area at the top of the landing, where natural day light plays beautiful games through vintage window gates. From there, explore the master bedroom to the left, completed by a smaller adjoining room perfect as a nursery, office, or extra large walk-in closet. On the right of the sitting space, enter another bedroom, which opens to a roof space, offering the opportunity to build your dream deck, grow a rooftop garden, or expand into the approximately 1700 buildable square feet left on this property. A European-style split bath completes this floor, aesthetically echoing the essence of this home in combining clean modern minimalism with simple and elegant antiquity. In addition, this property has a private garage and rare exclusive curb cut. The garage is currently used as a studio space, and offers tremendous potential including expansion of the main living floor.

No square inch has been left to chance in this meticulously clean, mechanically sound, and lovingly well-thought residence - and it shows. Notice all the details such as found antique gates, repurposed French mirrored doors with simple and beautiful vintage hardware, rediscovered sinks and a tub with modern fixtures, tin ceilings, and gorgeous oak wood flooring.

· Listing: 474 Sterling Place [Ideal Properties via StreetEasy]
· Carriage House coverage [Curbed]