The listing for this six-bedroom Victorian in Ditmas Park touts that the two-car garage has been converted into "a music studio and has heating and cooling, oak floors and skylights." The detail does, in fact, matter: the seller is Aaron Dessner, the multi-instrumentalist who's best known as being one-fifth of Brooklyn indie-rockers the National. (h/t Brownstoner) The studio itself is where Dessner and the band recorded its 2010 album High Violet; he also worked with artists like Sharon Van Etten and Local Natives in the space, which definitely ups its cool factor. It's currently configured as a two-family home, with a separate apartment on the second floor (the National's lead singer Matt Berninger rented it out once upon a time), but could be converted back to a single-family space. Other amenities, aside from the studio, include a spacious backyard, a wraparound porch, and lots of storage space. The New York Post did a more thorough walk-through with Dessner in 2011, in which he revealed that he did much of the renovations himself (and suffered a collapsed lung in the process). The asking price: $2.35 million.
· Listing: 236 Stratford Road [Brooklyn Hearth Realty via StreetEasy]
· The National's Aaron Dessner Puts Ditmas Park House on Market for $2.35 Million ['Stoner]
· National's treasure [NYP]