Gowanus/South Slope sun-filled, owner-occupied two-family house with cedar siding, wood floors throughout, large wood deck off of kitchen, and overgrown garden including bluestone path, koi pond, and rear bricked area for grilling. Stylish, friendly renters upstairs are participating with us as co-hosts.
The master bedroom is an extension under the deck and has handsome Andersen sliding glass doors and screens to the garden. Two other bedrooms are on the ground floor (one front guest room and one - previously a baby room - that is being used as dressing room with spare bed), plus two bedrooms (one front and one rear) in the upstairs tenants' unit. Cozy den/office on ground floor sits in between the bedroom areas.
There is one bathroom on each floor: one modern glass-tile master bathroom with two stainless-steel sinks and large glass-walled shower on ground level, one windowed Southwestern style bath with jacuzzi tub and separate shower stall on parlor floor, and one windowed subway-tiled bathroom with bathtub/shower combined on top floor.
The parlor floor living room is open to the large kitchen with dark wood cabinets and Wolf range (with pot-filler between range and hood). There is also an unfinished basement with laundry, storage, work table, boiler, water heaters, and a hatch that opens to the rear garden.
The previous owners were a carpenter and interior designer who gut-renovated this turn-of-the-century clapboard home with an emphasis on light/windows, air circulation (ceiling fans in every room), and details like tin ceilings, reclaimed wood, and exposed brick. It is eclectic, mixing historic and modern touches, with an overall feeling of warmth and connection to the outdoors.