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113 Congress Street

$5,988,000 -16.8% | 5 beds, 5.5 baths
233 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Apr 11, 2021
    Last Price Change -16.8% ($812,000) on Sep 27
    Days on Market 233
    Building Type Townhouse
    Neighborhood Cobble Hill
    Listing viewed 227 times
Est. Monthly Mortgage $20,197
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost $20,197


Are you dreaming of living on a classic Brooklyn Landmarked block but can't find the spaces and finishes you need in the existing inventory? Perhaps you've accepted that you will need to renovate a property with "good bones" yet don't want to wait years to get your plans approved by LPC. 113 Congress Street represents a unique opportunity to create a contemporary custom home inside a stately, landmarked facade on one of the most coveted streets in Cobble Hill, just meters from Cobble Hill Park. The house is 25' wide and 64' deep (with the approved extension. 50' deep currently) and will be delivered reinforced with steel I-beams and floor joists, as well as an elevator shaft.

Landmark-approved plans transfer to the buyer and include lovely French windows on the facade, and a 2 story PH addition with three terraces. Zoned as a 2-family, the plans envision an 8' (?) Garden 1BR unit with a patio, accessed from a door beneath the stoop, topped by a 4BR 4.5 Bath, 4-story owner's residence. Enter the property through a wrought-iron fence across the ample forecourt, which you'll want to landscape with your favorite greenery or flowers. The facade faces south, basking in all-day sun. The Garden Level 1BR unit has full standing height and retains the traditional layout: a formal hall, off which you find the sunny bedroom, its window facing south, across the forecourt at the front of the house.

The chamber offers a deep pass-thru closet and an ensuite bath. The hall passes a half bath before opening into a massive great room with an open kitchen. The entire back wall is floor-to-ceiling windows, which open to the patio. The renderings do not fully convey the grandeur of The Parlor Floor.

Without the need for load-bearing walls, the raw space sprawls twenty-five feet from the west wall to the open staircase on the east side of the room, brilliantly lit by the sun slanting in from the tall south windows. This floor is 1337 SF: its living room overlooks Congress Street to the south, the 200 SF kitchen is at the center, and the large dining room on the north side opens onto a terrace through the window wall. Often missing from the main floor in an older home, here you have a powder room thoughtfully tucked-in behind the elevator shaft on the west wall.

From the Parlor Floor back terrace, you step down to the tidy back garden, raised to provide privacy from the Garden Level, with its sunken patio. It's so rare for the upper unit to retain the yard when renting the garden unit! Ascend the staircase from the front hall to the 2nd Level, envisioned on the plan is the primary bedroom suite: a grand bedroom overlooking the rear yard and the palatial bath welcoming morning sun on the south side of the house, with a massive closet complex in the center. Up another flight, the 3rd Level in the plan shows two secondary bedrooms at either end of the 1018 SF floor, with closets and a laundry room in the center.

At the top of the house is the PH addition, a rare, jewel-like space flanked by terraces: a deep one runs the house's width on the south side, and a smaller one faces the back garden. This Level offers 549 SF and a full bathroom: it can certainly be the 4th BR, or create whatever sanctuary works for your lifestyle! Atop the PH, reached by an exterior spiral staircase, is the observation deck, with open views for miles.

You will not find an existing house in Cobble Hill that offers all these high-value features, so we invite you to consider creating your dream townhouse here at 113 Congress Street.

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