About this property
A charming four-family residence configured as a three-family with a boutique tea store, 863 Sterling Avenue is a classic landmark brownstone located on a tree-lined block in the heart of the Crown Heights Historic District. Boasting an ornate façade and incorporating a commercial space (currently a charming tea shop), 863 Sterling is a wonderful period example of mixed-use architecture directly adjacent to a popular high-foot-traffic corridor.
The garden level incorporates an intimate, stylish and welcoming space currently outfitted as a charming tea shop. An open-plan apartment on the same level incorporates a cozy living and bedroom space on either side of an efficient island kitchen as well as a closet, tiled full bath and plenty of light. Outside, a tea garden provides a green space for customers, replete with plantings and a stockade fence and decorated with a striking Indian-themed mural.
The second floor residence’s beautiful living area boasts a spectacular original mantel in the High Edwardian style with mosaic tiles and lavishly carved woodwork; further period woodwork surrounds the windows of the light-catching floor-to-ceiling bay. A warm and spacious kitchen with a dining space, new appliances, wooden cabinetry and marble countertops provides everything needed for meals and entertaining; two roomy bedrooms and a sleek full bath complete the plan.
The third floor residence also features a gorgeous mantel and historic woodwork in a light-flooded living area, with a dramatically outfitted kitchen featuring state-of-the-art appliances, elegant cabinetry, marble countertops and dining space. Two lovely bedrooms and a stylish marble-tiled bath are also provided.
Hardwood floors, a stunning historic staircase and exposed brick walls appear throughout the building. A full basement contains utilities and storage; a mature shade tree adjoins the lot.
Crown Heights is one of New York’s most significant collections of brownstone architecture and is rapidly becoming one of its most desirable locations. The Nostrand Avenue shopping corridor is lined with cafes, eateries and bars. The glories of Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanical gardens and the Brooklyn Museum are all nearby. 2/3/4 trains are two blocks away. A wonderful opportunity to obtain an investment property in one of the city’s great historic neighborhoods.
All tenants are Month to Month. Please contact me for rent roll, expenses & interior videos of entire building.
Listing courtesy of Gerard Smith