Stay in one of "The 25 Best Houses in Brooklyn"!
A fabulous 1300 square-foot garden apartment on the ground floor of a freestanding house, surrounded by an urban homestead.
The apartment is a large, gracious two-bedroom: one is 180 square feet, with three windows facing south and east onto the giant back yard and garden. The other is 225-square feet with three windows facing south and west and lovely oak beadboard walls. There's a mudroom large enough for indoor bike storage, a big beautiful bathroom, washer/dryer, and a giant, sunny eat-in kitchen with heart-pine countertops, farmhouse sink, and stainless steel appliances--including a dishwasher and a Bosch refrigerator. The apartment is heated by radiant-floor heating, and so is cosy and warm.
The house itself has a fascinating history, detailed in NY Times article, "The House of Much History"
Five friendly, quiet, egg-laying chickens live in the front yard, which is overlooked by a front porch with a swing. The back yard has a grass lawn big enough for bocce ball and croquet, a thriving vegetable and flower garden, with tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, greens, herbs, berry bushes, apple tree, fig tree, grapevine, and creature comforts like a bluestone patio, picnic table, clothesline, hammock, smoker, grill, fire pit, and a three-bin compost system. There's also a canoe that wants using.
In the side yard there's covered, secure bike parking, and a super fabulous play area for kids with swings, trapeze, climbing wall, play house, mud kitchen, fort, wagon, etc.
The couple who own the house live here with their seven-year-old son. You are welcome to participate in the homesteading as much or as little as you like.
We've lived here fourteen years, and have some very friendly neighbors. We're right on the border of Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy--5 blocks from the Franklin C, 7 blocks from the Classon G, and one block from two different Citibike stations. Near lots of great bars, cafes, restaurants, wine stores--Speedy Romeo, Bedford Hills, Daily Press, Dynaco, Dingy, Dough, Alice's Arbor, Hart's, Doris, C'mon Everybody, One Last Shag, Chilo's. A good grocery store and a wonderful Ymca are one block away, and the oldest library in Brooklyn is three blocks away.+ More