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SHoP Architects designed this zinc-clad Red Hook townhouse, now seeking $3.15M

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The four-story townhouse was inspired by the “craftsman and artist culture” of Red Hook

Photos courtesy Compass

It’s not often that a townhouse designed by one of the city’s busiest and most prolific architecture firms comes on the market, so this SHoP-designed townhouse in Red Hook is certainly a rarity, for one. Its unique facade—composed of zinc metal panels, hardwood, and white concrete planks—sets it apart from the mostly brick and clapboard homes on Dikeman Street, so there’s that too.

The lot this townhouse is located on sat vacant for a few years before the owner, Matthew Sheehan, brought on SHoP to design the new townhouse.

The house is currently set up as a garden-level rental unit with an owner’s triplex above. That owner’s wing of the townhouse can be accessed through an exterior staircase made with “sustainably-harvested Machiche wood.” The first floor of the triplex features a kitchen fitted with stainless steel appliances and paperstone countertops, and a living/dining area that comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and walnut floors.

The south-facing master bedroom is located on the floor above that, and it too comes with floor-to-ceiling windows. The opposite end of this floor is currently set up as a living room, but the broker on the property says it can easily be used as an additional bedroom. Considering its attached to a spacious terrace, some might say it even functions better as the master bedroom, more so than the existing one.

Two additional bedrooms are located on the floor above that, each with terraces of their own (the terrace wraps around three sides of the home on this floor). If a new buyer decides to use it as a single-family townhouse, they’d also have access to a spacious garden and patio on the ground floor. The house overall was inspired by the “craftsman and artist culture” of Red Hook, according to the brokerbabble.

Before you checkout the rest of the photos, there’s a somewhat interesting backstory to the property as well. The site was purchased by Sheehan along with food entrepreneur David Selig in 2006 for $420,000, according to property records. At the time, 87 Dikeman Street was still home to a three-story building. It seemed at first like the new owners would renovate that building, but they eventually decided to demolish it.

Plans for the SHoP-designed building were filed in 2013, but it wasn’t until 2015 that construction actually got underway. The project wrapped sometime last year, and the owners are now asking $3.15 million for this 3,080 square foot home.