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Chateau Cara, 3-story bohemian Brooklyn Townhouse

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Chateau Cara is an Italianate brownstone townhouse, built in 1879, and situated just north of Prospect Park. The house is located in the quaint neighborhood of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn right off the B and Q, 7th Avenue subway station. Chateau Cara has recently undergone a four year gut renovation and historic restoration, with the integrity of the original house as the forefront of the project. The owner modernized where necessary, while restoring every salvageable detail to her greatest ability. The house has an amazing history of previous owners being artists; one painter, and her husband a clock connoisseur, one opera singer, his wife a known writer. Chateau Cara was featured on the cover of Brownstoner Magazine for their Winter 2021 edition, with an impressive 16 page spread, and detailed article. Chateau Cara has also been used to shoot fashion campaigns for brands such as Aurora Vestita, and Ziazan New York, and used as a location for small films and TV productions. The style of Chateau Cara can only be described as a mixture of Marie Antoinette's Petite Palais meets Alice and Wonderland down the rabbit hole, with 1960's rock and roll bohemian vibes, and fabrics and wallpaper purchased in foreign open air markets from India and the Silk Road in China, to Romania to the south of France. The house has five working, wood-burning fireplaces, a backyard with a 100-year-old footed bathtub, a traditional library, a proper English garden with a large rose quartz table and fairy lights, and an outdoor deck and spiral staircase which has been used for small yoga classes and sound baths. Chateau Cara also boasts a half glass/half metal, eco-friendly, indoor/outdoor radiant heated art studio, a Victorian library, a dressing room, and three and a half bathrooms. The kitchen features rose quartz countertops, a pink SMEG fridge and toaster, and has an original coal burning stove made in 1760, which is no longer in operation, but remains as a nod to the original design. It is quite rare to come across a property with these amenities and this deep, rich history. This is a unique house with many original quirks.

Category and style

House

Bohemian, Gothic/Victorian

Location details

Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
3
Property size (sq ft):
2800 sq ft
Lot size:
3200 sq ft
Main floor number:
3

Location Rules

No smoking
No pets
No cooking

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Hair/Makeup area
Wifi

Features

Clawfoot Bathtub
Large Shower
Marble Bathroom
Ornate Ceiling
French Doors
Glass Doors
Screen Doors
Sliding Doors
Wood Doors
Backyard
Balustrade
Gates
White Picket Fence
Fireplace With Mantle
Marble Fireplace
Checker Tiles Floor
Dark Wood Floor
Inlaid/Patterns Floor
Light Wood/Whitewash Floor
Marble Floor
English Garden
Fruit & Vegetable Garden
Rose Garden
Basement
Bookcase
Closet
Crown Molding
Dressing Room
Home Library
Laundry Room
Walk-in closet
Workshop
Bright Kitchen
Country Kitchen
Glass Kitchen Cabinets
Open Kitchen
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Dance/Yoga/Fitness
Spiral Stairs
Straight Stairs
Glass Wall
Wallpaper
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Slider Windows

Crew access

Stairs
Street Level
Location
Exact location provided after booking