There’s something about this 2,200 square-foot triplex that makes it seem like it would be ideal as a practice space for a band. (The current owner’s lone guitar propped up in the fully furnished basement tipped us off to the possibility.) Still, rock and roll visions be damned—this is "the most desirable tree-lined block of all Boerum Hill," after all, so keep that amp turned down low.
But considering the size of the space and its proximity to 11 trains, none of which are the ill-fated L, a triplex in the heart of post-branded Brooklyn may be music to your ears. It’s asking $2.45 million, a pretty hefty increase from when it last sold for $1.2 million in 2012.
Originally built in 1915, the brownstone only holds two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, but what it lacks in private space it makes up for in quaint vertical living: A light-filled living room with high ceilings opens into the deck, and one floor above, the master suite has direct access to a private landscaped garden outfitted with blooming hydrangeas, roses, and your own pear tree.
The brokerbabble effuses that the home "combines 21st century comfort with 19th century style." The chef’s kitchen, radiant heated floors, and central air certainly help that—though they aren’t necessarily anything revelatory. It’s really the unique layout of the space itself and the two bucolic outdoor spaces that make it feel distinctive.