Presenting 2 Virginia Place, a recently Landmarked 4-Story, 3-Unit Townhouse in MINT condition. The property can be delivered vacant. Please contact for a sales brochure.
Featuring a highly-efficient floorplan with a 3BR / 2BA Duplex on the 1st and 2nd floors, and two additional 2BR / 1BA units on the 3rd and 4th floors. All units are in pristine condition. The basement is semi-finished and very clean. Parking is permitted on the street in front of the house.
House Address: 2 Virginia Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213.
Crown Heights North III Historic District.
In 1902, the Virginia Place development was completed, consisting of Colonial Revival style houses. House No. 2 at Virginia Place, featuring one of the most beautiful brick facades, is a true stand-out among the varying-height rooflines of the area. Sharing a massive rusticated stone base, the corner houses of the block were designed tall and with high stoops, meant to grandly frame the development from surrounding streets. The building was officially approved as a NYC Landmark in March 2015.
The unique two-tone house is adorned with fanlights, segmentally-arched windows, and molded stone sills at each level. Inside youll find a working fireplace, wide-plank oak flooring, stained-glass transoms, and custom paneling and moulding. The owners duplex apt. includes a ~600 SF backyard, private patio deck, and storage room. The upstairs 2 bedroom apts feature exposed brick, chefs kitchens, and subway tiled windowed bathrooms.
Previously farm land in the 18th and most of the 19th centuries, Crown Heights began to draw wealthy New Yorkers in 1883 following the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. By 1888, the area became known as the fashionable, select, and beautiful St. Marks District, named after St. Marks Ave., next to Virginia Place, where some of the largest historic mansions still exist today. The districts three places city planning, short streets flanked by picturesque townhouses, was a type of development that was rare and exclusive around the turn of the 20th century. The Brooklyn Eagle said of Virginia Place in 1902, These houses, built on a street one block long, make a very exclusive neighborhood, and their architectural style adds to the beauty of the locality. The novelist Richard Wright lived a block away at the height of his fame in the 1940s. Matisyahu, Norman Mailer, and Nas are some of the other artists that have called Crown Heights home over the years.
2 Virginia Place is three blocks from Eastern parkway and convenient walking distance to all buses and subways. Brower Park, St. Johns Park, and the Brooklyn Childrens Museum are all within a 5 minute walk. The Brooklyn Museum nearby, planned and built to be the largest art assortment in the world in 1895, is well known for its legendary collections of African, Egyptian, and American art.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a brisk 22 minutes walk from the house, features one of the largest collections of cherry trees in the world. Its Cranford garden has over 1,400 different types of rose bushes. In the Japanese garden there is a stone lantern plaque which reads This Japanese lantern was presented to the city of New York by Mr. Bunj Sakuma a controller of Taito Ward Tokyo, in October 1980, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the New York-Tokyo sister city affiliation.
Nearby dining includes the Mayfield, Cafe Rue Dix, Barboncino Pizza Bar, and Gladys. Same-day grocery delivery is available from Whole Foods, Amazon, Max Delivery, FoodKick, Costco, Instacart, Jet City, and Target.
- Gut renovated 3-Family Residential Building, total of approx. 3,240 SF.
- Property Lot size of approx. 18 ft. x 85 ft. ( +/- 1,530 SF). R6 Zoning.
- Building is built 18 ft. x 45 ft. ( +/- 810 SF per floor). Under construction for 3 years, 1899-1902.
- 4 Floors including garden level. Separate basement floor usable for storage.
- Current configuration is three FM units.
- Garden & Parlor Floors: One (1) 3-Bedroom/2-Bathroom Duplex Apt. Unit w/ private garden and deck.
- Upper Floors: Two (2) 2-Bedroom/1-Bathroom Floor-through Apts.
- Oak plank flooring, custom granite kitchens, subway tiled bathrooms.
- Working fireplace, large windows, exposed brick, and beautifully restored original historic design details.
- All units in excellent condition. Utilities separately metered. Gas heating.
- Value add options include conversion to single-family mansion, finish basement, further luxury upgrades, and utilization of the air rights for penthouse construction ( +/- 500 SF), and greenhouse construction ( +/- 500 SF), rooftop hot tub, and vegetable garden.
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