Nestled on a beautiful tree-lined street with ample parking, this one-bedroom garden duplex (Interior: 1,113 sq ft; Exterior: 816 sq ft) withprivate garden and patio is a tranquil escape from the hectic heat of city living.
Upon entering 447 Decatur, homeowners and visitors pass through an elegant lobby replete withbike/stroller room, transitioning them from the outside world to a serene home. The entrance of residence 1A features a largewalk-in closet and hallway with plenty of room to leave the city behind.
The main level of the apartment hosts the bedroom and an open kitchen / living room that leads to the largeprivate garden. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and bleached white-oak hardwood flooring ensure that the space is bathed in light and air.
The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances by Bosch and Fisher & Paykel including refrigerator, gas range and dishwasher. Elegant shaker cabinetry adorns the walls and Caesarstone counters anchor the cooking and dining area. Pendant lights hang above the kitchen peninsula and an antique penny tile backsplash completes the picture.
The bedroom has a tall closet for storage and can fit a queen-sized bed with plenty of room for furniture. Oversized windows frame the patio and garden. The location of the bedroom in the back of the building ensures an extremely quiet sleep. The luxurious full bath comes with a deep soaking tub and rain showerhead as well as custom vanity with ample storage.
1A offers two outdoor spaces easily accessible from both levels of the apartment and connected to each other by an exterior staircase. Beyond the living room, there is a650 square foot garden perfect for lounging, hosting dinner guests, and gardening through the spring and summer. Outside of the rec room,the sunken patio presents ultimate privacy via an additional seating area.
Downstairs, the rec room provides over 500 square feet of usable space. With high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, the room accommodates myriad configurations: home theater, music studio, gym, office, and more. The sunken patio is invitingly visible through the windows.
There is a half bath adjacent to the rec room, storage behind and beneath the staircase and alaundry closet with washer and vented dryer. The far end of the room leads to the building's private storage rooms. Residence 1A includes adeeded storage closet and there are additional units available for purchase.
There is recessed lighting throughout the apartment and central A/C to keep things cool in the summer and warm in the winter without the noise and eyesore of window units and baseboard heaters. Compressors are mounted to the roof ensuring quiet operation day and night.
447 Decatur is a self-managed boutique condo building with keyless entry andvideo intercom. The top of the building hosts aspacious common roof deck with sink for entertaining and provides sweeping views of the surrounding neighborhood. Local favorites include Saraghina restaurant and bakery, Milk and Pull coffee, Greedi Vegan, Chez Oskar bistro, Mama Fox, and Grandchamps. The beautiful tree-lined Saratoga Park is a few blocks away. Transportation into and out of Manhattan is a breeze thanks to the A/C train at Utica and the J train at Halsey.