The small, semi-industrial Brooklyn neighborhood of Wallabout is often overshadowed by its neighbors in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene; but the historic neighborhood, which takes its name from Wallabout Bay (or as New Yorkers now know it, the body of water surrounding the adjacent Brooklyn Navy Yard), possesses its own unique charm.
“To live there, you’re a little bit of a risk taker and an adventurer, because you’re off the grid a little bit,” Gary Hattem, a Wallabout resident for many-a-year told the New York Times back in 2012, referring in part to the neighborhood’s lack of subway access, “And there’s more of a romantic quality to living there, because the houses are a bit more random.”
The neighborhood boasts Italianate wood-framed residences and celebrity-owned homes. But newer townhouses here are few and far between, which makes the corrugated steel-sided house at 366 Park Avenue “a bit more random,” to borrow Hattem’s words.
The roughly 2,500 square foot townhouse was constructed in 2011 on a formerly vacant site purchased for a mere $220,000 a handful of years earlier. The property, which boasts two parking spots and a side yard all surrounded by steel gates, is now on the market with Stribling for $2.2 million.
The townhouse’s construction puts an emphasis on blocking out exterior noise, which is a bonus given the site’s location adjacent to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Double-glazed casement windows, insulation, and a special air filtration system work to keep outdoor elements out. Inside, a minimalist interior features radiant heated poured concrete floors and custom maple cabinetry and millwork.
The first floor features a foyer, a half bathroom, the kitchen, and an open great room with four glass doors that open onto the house’s petite fenced side yard. Four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a laundry room are spread out over the house’s upper two floors. The house also has a finished roof deck and a bonus basement space that could be used as an entertainment room, home gym, or something of the like.
Stribling’s Brad Bateman has the listing. Find the floorplan here.