151 Willoughby Avenue
Annual Real Estate Taxes $6,517
5 Bed · 3 Bath
Purchase Price $2,795,000
Located on a quintessential tree-lined block in the heart of Clinton Hill, the house is an example of the perfect marriage of period detail, modern touches and elements of unique design, such as the antique doors from China on the top floor.
Enter up the stoop and through the double doors to a lovely entryway complete with period wallpaper and a stunning leaded glass second door. The parlor floor greets you with beautiful Eastlake details including an ornate banister and stairway, crown and baseboard molding, ceiling medallions, pocket shutters, pocket doors, rich woodwork, and board and batten paneling. The south-facing living room which gets beautiful light, features a wood burning fireplace and opens onto the separate dining room. Through elegantly carved doorways, both with original pocket doors, is the large, renovated kitchen, boasting a Viking range with a vented hood, a Sub-Zero fridge, two Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, bamboo cabinetry, a large Carrera marble island which easily seats four, and fantastic storage and work space. The oversized windows look out onto the private garden below. Approved plans would allow a door and stairs to be added to access the garden.
On the garden level is the large open family room with exposed ceiling beams, exposed brick, a working fireplace, and outfitted with a small kitchenette (who need to run upstairs for snacks?!) The large front bedroom, which doubles as a library, has a wonderful tin ceiling, another working fireplace, and beadboard paneling. A half bath and shower can also be found on this floor. Through the back door you'll find the serene garden, thoughtfully landscaped for easy maintenance, complete with a gas line for in-a-snap grilling.
On the third floor of the house are two well-appointed bedrooms, a Jack and Jill bathroom between the bedrooms, and a laundry room. Each bedroom has a fireplace (one working, one decorative) with a beautifully carved wood mantel, while the front, south-facing bedroom, has a wall of custom, built-in bookshelves. The bathroom has floor-to-ceiling subway tile, two pedestal vanities with marble tops, the original, restored claw-foot bathtub, and marble basket-weave floor tile. The laundry room, which also provides great extra storage space, has a full-size washer and vented dryer, a rinse sink.