This beautiful home is located on an idyllic street on the edge of Windsor Terrace. Here in Kensington you’ll find Brooklyn living at its best - a place where you can look out your window to watch the children play and sit on your front porch to catch up with your neighbors.
23 Micieli is a spacious 2 family that sits on a corner lot set back behind a lovely front garden with greenery surrounding its perimeter. In addition to the classic brick facade, this home has features rarely seen in a Brooklyn townhouse - tons of natural light from windows arrayed along the side yard, an inviting front porch, front and rear gardens, a driveway AND a private garage.
Configured as a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath simplex over a 4 bedroom/1.5 bath duplex, it is flexible in its use and will appeal to both the end user and the investor.
The garden duplex has a classic beauty and is graciously laid out. Pre-war details like hardwood floors with original inlays have been lovingly preserved. The living room off the front porch is welcoming and elevated. Down the hall you‘ll find a windowed, eat-in kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances.
Open your kitchen door and step into the landscaped backyard featuring a Japanese Maple tree and a red cedar shadow box fence which creates a private oasis. There is also newly laid pea gravel ground cover with new exterior power and drainage. It’s the perfect place for morning coffee, summer grilling, and al fresco evening cocktails.
The master bedroom, a second, sizable bedroom and a stylish retro pink bathroom with tub and separate shower, are on this floor as well.
The lower level of the garden duplex has been updated with new lighting, thermal windows, refinished original plank floors and a newly built ceiling and powder room. It is a fantastic entertaining space replete with a full wet bar. The restored 1940’s bar is beautifully crafted with a mahogany back bar. With a custom copper sink, backlit glass shelving and a vintage mirror, this showpiece is reminiscent of another era.
The lower level is also a perfect venue for working from home since this floor houses a well laid out office area large enough for multiple desks and office equipment. This floor also has a separate second entrance.
A third and fourth bedroom (one currently being used as a gym), a fully vented washer/dryer, tons of storage space, a powder room and a cozy family room complete this floor.
The top floor is a separate 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. In 2015, the owner-architect completely renovated it and executed a truly spectacular design. It is configured as an open loft layout comprising living, dining and kitchen with wrap around windows and a newly built skylight. With three exposures, the sun streams in all day long. The kitchen, imported from Italy, features custom-made European oak cabinetry, a sleek concrete island, a glass panel backsplash, glass counters and all new stainless steel appliances, including a fully vented commercial grade stove.
The master bedroom is spacious and has custom built-in closets and a private balcony. The en-suite bath is an open plan wet room with floor to ceiling glass walls featuring teak cabinetry, a rain shower and a floating vanity.
The upgrades include a new mini-split HVAC system, upgraded power, all new wiring, new rough plumbing, windows, Italian large format porcelain flooring, a Lutron digital dimmer system, Fios, a reinforced roof structure (for a future roof deck) and new kitchen and baths. There is also a laundry area with a new, full size vented washer/dryer and custom shelving.
This 3,300+ square foot, renovated, 6 bedroom, 2 family home, with 3 outdoor spaces plus a garage and private driveway (equipped with a Telsa charging station) is a must see. It’s located on a pretty, tree lined block just 2 blocks from the F/G trains and not far from the Q express line.
Also two blocks away are amenities such as Hamilton’s Restaurant, Brancaccios (try their famous Italian sandwiches!), Jaya Yoga, the Greenwood Playground, Steeplechase Coffee Shop and a short walk to Prospect Park and the Windsor Terrace Food Coop.
Come live in this classic beauty with modern day updates, a beautiful landscaped garden, a welcoming front porch, your own garage, driveway AND rental income!