Stunning from top to bottom, an effortless marriage of old-world elegance and chic, thoughtful design has come to life in the flawless restoration of this handsome twenty-foot-wide two-family Bay Ridge brownstone, situated on coveted Ovington Avenue.
Up the stoop and through the vestibule with mosaic tiling is the airy, sun-splashed parlor level of the owner’s duplex, graced with tall ceilings and classic turn-of-the-century accouterments. The entry foyer boasts original oak woodwork, a 10’ high ceiling with original plaster crown, and designer light fixtures. A set of pocket doors leads to the large, graceful and serene living room with oversized bay windows and unique and original tin ceilings with a medallion. The living room flows seamlessly into the gracious formal dining room through fluted wood columns with foliate detail and an intricate decorative oak fretwork. There are original refinished blonde hardwood floors in the foyer and living room and fastidiously preserved woodwork throughout, along with fashionable, high-end lighting, adding a modern vision to this distinctive residence.
Form and function unite in the elegant, state-of-the-art eat-in kitchen, separated from the dining room by pocket doors. A gastronome's delight, the kitchen boasts a bounty of bespoke cabinetry, timeless quartz countertops, a sleek Carrera marble backsplash, chevron patterned flooring, and a center island with an undermount sink with bronze hardware. Appliances are top of the line, and include a stainless steel Bertazzoni range, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, and an integrated paneled Miele dishwasher. There are original inlaid parquet floors in the dining area, which also features a decorative mantle flanked by wall-mounted picture rails, tin ceilings, and two full-height windows overlooking the verdant garden. A spa-like bathroom with striking encaustic cement patterned tilework, a custom vanity, and an oversize walk-in shower is also housed on this level.
Perfect for lingering over a cup of coffee in the morning or an afternoon cocktail, the ceda-clad deck with steps leads down to the serene, expertly landscaped garden via a 9’ tall glass door in the kitchen. A patio of herringbone cement pavers leads into a lush lawn, surrounded by established perennials and raised beds.
A stained-glass skylight crowns the top of the elegant staircase on the upper floor of the duplex where there are three-and-a-half bedrooms and a full bath. The expansive two-room rear-facing master bedroom has an attached dressing room/study/sitting area with a built-in desk and two closets. There is an additional king-size bedroom with bay windows in the front along with a cozy side room that is ideal for a nursery. A customized window ledge with built-in shelving is found in the final bedroom. There is a new vented Maytag washer-dryer tucked away in a hallway closet with additional shelving. The bathroom has been tastefully designed with charcoal grey hexagonal tile floors, subway tile walls, a bathtub/shower combination, and a modern vanity. There is also a linen closet in the hallway.
The income-producing garden apartment offers a spacious living area, one and a half bedrooms, a tastefully renovated eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, a sparkling white bathroom with hexagonal tile floors and subway tiled shower/bath, original ribboned parquet flooring, and access to the patio and garden. The immaculate, well-lit, full-height basement is currently home to a wood shop and can be utilized for storage, fitness, and recreation.
The townhome is nestled on a quiet side street just a short distance from the best that Bay Ridge has to offer, including a multitude of shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, Owl's Head Park, and transportation options that include the R train at Bay Ridge Avenue, the X27 and X37 express buses, and the NYC Ferry at Bay Ridge and Sunset Park Piers, offering both local service to all of Brooklyn and beyond, and express service from Sunset Park to Wall Street. Access to both the Belt Parkway and BQE is easy, as well. Currently zoned for PS 102.