An award winning Baxt/Ingui designed project, this 1100sq ft converted 2 bedroom, two bathroom apartment feels private with tree top views from the grand master bedroom windows.Combined living and dining space with high ceilings and solid wood oak flooring stained in a handsome walnut finish . Bosch appliances outfit the cook’s kitchen,black granite countertops and a large island afford generous workspace. Central state of the art heat/air allow you to control your comfort zone. Beautiful custom made mahogany arched windows complete the flexible historic/contemporary mission and aesthetic of this unique apartment. Elevator building with common/shared outdoor picnic area, gym, bike storage, possible private storage in basement, pet friendly. Brooklyn is known as the city of churches, where the original architect Minard Lafever designed some of the most beautiful churches in America. Lafever, considered one of our most important nineteenth century architects, has been called the 'Christopher Wren of America'. He made his debut as a creator of pattern books, supplying plans for buildings and decorative patterns with titles such as Young Builder’s General Instructor in 1829,The Modern Builders Guide 1833, Beauties of Modern Architecture 1835, and posthumously in 1856, The Architectural Instructor. All of these works collectively influenced the spread of Greek and later Gothic Revival style in America.
Brooklyn Heights was one of the areas where his work was richly represented,and it is also where his first documented commission came, around 1834-35.Minard Lafever, a Unitarian by birth, would design for any denomination, as was the case with Strong Place Baptist Church, located between landmarked Degraw Street and Strong Place, an example of Early English Gothic Revival. This building, along with Packer Collegiate Institute on Joralemon Street, are all that are left of this great architect’s works in Brooklyn. *Please note: exterior and hallway images are by Peter Peirce and living room image is virtually staged. Just in, floor plan to come.