About this property
Nothing less than “extraordinary” can adequately describe 1190 Union Street. Set on one of the most beautiful blocks in Crown Heights and completely renovated in 2017, this 20’ wide barrel-front limestone sits on an expansive 127’ lot, and offers a perfect balance of comfort and sophistication. Leave your coats, shoes and stress in the entryway and move into an open-concept parlour level, where original detail meets contemporary sensibility. Drenched in glorious Southern sunlight and well-appointed with Caesarstone counters, cabinets for days, a breakfast bar and a stainless steel appliance suite, the enormous kitchen will appeal to the most discerning of chefs, and is sure to seduce those for whom cooking is a social affair. The dining area can accommodate large dinner parties, and the adjacent front living room provides a serene escape – for binge-watching, obviously. The parlour level has a clever powder room and exits via glass sliders to one of the most enviable outdoor spaces in Brooklyn, a 20′×67′ yard with four distinct realms – a raised porch overlooking the yard, a sublime patio/dining/entertaining area with stone pavers, a grass lawn with a two zone sprinkler system, and a private TREX deck set at the rear of the lot, for those times when you need a retreat from your retreat.
A sky-lit staircase leads to the upper level and the home’s three bedrooms. Three oversized windows drench the spacious primary bedroom with dappled sunlight. Fit for royalty, this sanctuary has a separate, versatile office/dressing space, and a spa-like ensuite bathroom with a double vanity and a doorless shower. A second full bathroom services bedrooms two and three, and gorgeous hardwood floors provide this level with an undeniable sense of harmony.
Last but certainly not least, the lower level consists of two above grade flexible use spaces, storage, two walk-in closets, W/D and a third full bathroom. Currently configured as a media room and general rec room, the space could easily function as additional sleeping quarters, home office, music studio, dungeon or home gym. This level exits to a street side mudroom with storage for bikes/strollers, and a rear access point to the back yard.
1190 Union Street is ideally located near Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Union Market, the Major Owens Center and a Citi Bike station, and is one block from the 2/3/5 and four blocks from the 4/S trains. Like nothing else on the market today, this unique home is the crown jewel of Brooklyn’s most exciting neighborhood.
Listing courtesy of Tyson Lewis and Helen Saghir