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Lovely Carroll Gardens townhouse hits the market for $5.45M

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The townhouse was once the neighborhood’s priciest listing

The townhouse’s parlor living room features 11-foot ceilings, a decorative fireplace, and a flashy statement light fixture.
The townhouse features original details alongside modern upgrades, pictured here as original molding and pocket doors alongside a designer light fixture.
Douglas Elliman//Lindsay Barton Barrett

Oh, how times change: A Carroll Gardens townhouse that in 2012 became the neighborhood’s priciest listing at $4.1 million is back on the market for $5.45 million, a price tag that pales in comparison to the perennially on-the-market, off-the-market townhouse at 181 President Street, a few blocks over, that’s currently on offer for $9.5 million.

To be sure, the $5.45 million townhouse at 356 Sackett Street is lovely in that historic-details-meet-modern-upgrades kind of way. That blend shows up in the main floor’s soaring tin-covered ceilings and decorative fireplaces featured alongside an open kitchen with waterfall white marble countertops. An added bonus: the kitchen’s south-facing windows overlook a leafy backyard with a large bluestone patio.

The second floor master suite includes an ensuite bathroom and Jack-and-Jill walk-in closet that connects to the floor’s second bedroom. Three additional bedrooms top out the third floor, where there’s also a full bath and laundry room. The finished garden level features yet another bedroom, a full bathroom, and a living room with a wet bar that lets out onto the rear yard.

The open kitchen features white cabinetry, white marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances.
A top-floor kids room features high ceilings, a plush white area rug, and pink accents.
A bright bathroom attached to the master bedroom features a white clawfoot tub, single vanity, and glass enclosed shower.
An underground rec room features graphic wallpaper lining the stair wall and green foam flooring.

The basement was excavated to standing height in order to become a kid-friendly rec room.

The townhouse is owned by Lovely Bride CEO Lanie List, who chronicled the challenge of making the townhouse both chic and kid-friendly in a 2016 interview with Domino. One of the biggest renovations List undertook on the property since purchasing it in 2012 was digging out the basement to make it a fully functional haven for kids, with foam padded floors and a giant chalkboard wall.

List has been looking to offload the townhouse on and off since 2018, when it was listed with Corcoran for $5.95 million. The townhouse is currently listed with Douglas Elliman.

356 Sackett Street

356 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY