Door Closes on Carroll Gardens Garage as Transformed Townhouse Goes for $9.15M
Back in 2013, when this Carroll Gardens garage sold for $1.4 million, it was an unimpressive gap between two brick buildings. The imaginative forward-thinker might be able to see the possibility, but at the time, it was only that – latent potential.
Today, the converted caesura in this brick facade is a stately five floor townhouse complete with its own logo and website, and has just been scooped up for $9.15 million according to Curbed, surpassing the previous $6 million record spent in that neighborhood for either a townhouse or a condo.
How was it able to merit such an exorbitant price tag, you wonder? The transformation can be largely attributed to the design visionaries at Workshop DA who tucked away legions of intricate details, top-notch amenities and swanky design elements into this 35 foot wide wonder. The oak floors attract the eye via a trendy herringbone pattern, a glass wall is the separation between an opulent living and dining area and an expansive, fully-loaded outdoor patio. Generous windows throughout and top floor skylights utilize light as a design element.
The main staircase is crafted from blackened steel and is enveloped in decadent walnut shelving, but when time is of the essence, an elevator provides access to all floors. Starting at the bottom floor, which is below ground level, you’ll find a roomy media area juxtaposed alongside a temperature controlled wine room and sauna. If compelled to leave this level, you’ll ascend to the entrance floor where you’ll find a Tesla-charging–capable multi-car garage. Around the corner, is ample room for a personal gym, an artist’s studio or a meditation/yoga room, whichever strikes your fancy. A laundry room and restroom complete this layer.
The kitchen seamlessly sweeps outward into the living and dining areas and is built for entertaining with its choice appliances from Miele, Wolf, and Liebherr. The lavishness pours out into the outdoor patio where a secondary kitchen setup can be found along with grilling amenities and a lounge area.
A trio of guestrooms shares two bathrooms on the fourth floor, while the master bedroom consumes the fifth level. Inundated in sophisticated swank, the primary indulgences are a regal walk-in closet complete with laundry chute, a minimalist freestanding bath, and sun-soaked walk-in shower, thanks to the skylight. A second room off the master boasts a wet bar, meaning it can function as a fab office or library. Top all of this off with a roof deck sheathed in bluestone tile, and you’ve got a posh retreat that far exceeds its former glory.
The Aguayo Team at Halstead had the record-breaking listing.