47 Barbey is a one of kind find. Originally built in 1931, this single-family home is located in the coveted neighborhood of Cypress Hills, one of the best kept secrets of Brooklyn. It is a contemporary combination of original details - including hardwood flooring, modern technology, and solid craftsmanship. This fully detached single-family, Victorian townhouse features 3 levels of 7 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a beautiful and quiet garden area, and a private driveway. A home like this with well kept original details rarely comes on the market here - it is truly a treasure.
Entering on the parlor floor you are greeted by open concept living with 10-foot ceilings, including 3 bay windows flooding the home with light. The large living area is graced with two large front window and complemented with a closet and fireplace. Original hardwood floors in 4" wide planks run the entire length of the house. The dining area easily accommodates a 10 person table, and sits between the kitchen and living room. Beyond the dining area is an open, expansive kitchen, outfitted with white cabinetry and plenty of storage, it is adjacent to the side entrance with access to the garden and patio. Whether you are preparing family meals or entertaining large groups, this functional kitchen will make it a joy. Past the kitchen, and tucked in a small extension, sits a full bathroom. In addition, there is a room that can be used an office/library or small bedroom.
Up the original stairs lead to the second and third floors with 4 large bedrooms and 3 full baths. On the second floor are TWO primary bedroom suites that can accommodate king sized beds. One of the bedrooms includes a wet bar and an office nook, while the other features a large walk-in closet space, which can also be used as a bedroom/nursery. Both bedroom suites feature ample sized, fully renovated bathrooms.
You take a beautifully finished stairway up to the third level, where you find 2 windowed bedrooms, each with ample room for a queen-size bed, plus one full bathroom, and plenty of storage, including a large walk in closet space.
The basement level has great ceiling height and can easily be transformed as another massive family room or for now be used as ample storage space. It features washer/dryer hook-up.
The exterior of the home boasts a raised porch just outside of the front door and a side and a backyard area large enough for outdoor seating and grilling.
47 Barbey is located on a beautiful, quiet block leading to a cul de sac, just feet away from Highland Park. The immediate entrance to Highland Park from Barbey street features tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, baseball field and a childrens playground. With over 100 acres on a high plateau, this park offers stunning views of the Ridgewood Reservoir, the Rockaways, and the Atlantic Ocean. There are recreational pathways around the woods and wetlands, which all offer an abundance of wildlife and recreational opportunities, adding significant value to the adjacent neighborhoods. In addition, a 5 minute drive on the Jackie Robinson Parkway leads you to Forest Park Golf Course and horse back riding facilities.
47 Barbey offers a great mix of being close to transportation, key hang out spots all while feeling like you are in a suburb. The home is near great restaurants and bars such as Pita Point, All Night Skate, Love Nelly, Father Knows Best, Nowadays, Salud Bar & Grill, and Tre Jolie Cafe. There is a YMCA within 5 minutes walking distance. Nearby public transportation includes the J, Z or A train at Van Siclen Station. JFK and LaGuardia airports are a short 15-20 minute drive away.