It Doesn’t Get ANY Better Than This… 7BR Beach Home Direct Oceanfront In Seagate Brooklyn!
Presented By Howard Witz | COMPASS | The Belisario-Cruz-Reyn Team!
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Classic 1920s Brooklyn home with huge Hamptons-style beachfront backyard? Check!
This home has been lovingly restored with careful attention to blending the best of the gilded age with the best of today’s modern amenities and luxury conveniences. The formal entry hall welcomes you with radiant heated marble floors, an over-sized walk-in closet, and original stained-glass window. Through period double doors, the foyer opens to the sun-drenched living room where front-row views of the ocean’s sparkling waters are enhanced by stately proportions and architectural features, including an exquisitely carved Carrera marble fireplace.
The living room’s Brazilian cherry floors flow into the open kitchen where only the finest natural materials have been included, such as a live-edge walnut island, statuario marble walls, and a raw copper hood. This stunning kitchen is almost twice the size of comparable homes, and has almost twice the amenities: double SubZeros, double Wolf ovens, two sinks, two D/W, two mini-fridges, warming drawer, microwave drawer, 6-burner Wolf cooktop, walk-in pantry, etc., which make entertaining large gatherings a breeze. But it is all a prelude to the main event: ocean views that are perfectly framed by antique French doors leading into your large sunroom, where you slide open patio doors and enter your backyard oasis for unparalleled ease of indoor/outdoor entertaining, all with no stairs to navigate.
Upstairs, the second and third floors contain six generously proportioned bedrooms and three full baths (with rough-in for possible future dual en suites overlooking the ocean). A seventh room has been re-imagined into an office/library with sweeping ocean views, a raised ceiling with exposed 10-ft high rafters, and closets relocated to behind-the-wall built-in bookcases.
Throughout the home, great care was taken to repurpose and restore original features where possible. Pairs of crystal sconces, oak parquet flooring, a clawfoot tub, and other elements of a bygone era once again shine with their original beauty, merging seamlessly with today’s modern aesthetic.
Outside, the level backyard features an expansive patio with picture-perfect views of the ocean, anchored by a 50-ft classic balustrade stretching the length of your bulkhead-the ideal spot for drinks, elbows, and photos with family and friends. Wooden steps lead you down into the sand dunes and the ocean beyond. Around front, the garden features a fully landscaped lawn with sprinkler system.
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What I Love About This Home (from the current owners):
Over the past decade we’ve loved renovating historic homes in vibrant neighborhoods across Brooklyn. After restoring a brownstone in Park Slope followed by a Queen Anne in Ditmas Park, we were looking for the next great neighborhood in which to take on a new house and enjoy life with our three young children. After an extensive search, we were thrilled to find this oceanfront Mediterranean in the sought-after community of Sea Gate, in Coney Island.
We’ve enjoyed the past six years calling this beach house, home, and have made priceless memories that we never could have created anywhere else in Brooklyn. We took daily summer swims, year-round hunts for seashells and crabs, and in the evenings after the kids went to bed, we sat outside enjoying wine and cheese and conversation while listening to the waves. Out-of-town guests loved joining us for fresh night air after a day of sight-seeing in the city. Thanks to the kitchen’s unparalleled amenities—almost double those of comparable homes—it has been a pleasure throwing parties here. The location right off the Belt Pkwy has made commutes to nearby schools in Dyker Heights/Bay Ridge area much easier. When the time came for my oldest to start sixth grade we were thrilled to join Mark Twain–the zoned middle school for Sea Gate—that also happens to be Brooklyn’s sought-after school for the gifted and talented.
We’ve also loved Coney Island’s year-round family-friendly activities. Our kids took swimming at the new YMCA, ice skating at Abe Stark arena, and attended summer camp at the New York Aquarium. We enjoyed Friday night baseball games & fireworks at the Cyclones, saw concerts at the open-air amphitheater (including the Beach Boys), and taught our girls how to ride their bikes in the car-free safety of the boardwalk. In fact, Saturday morning bike rides along the boardwalk became one of our favorite pastimes. With its great lifestyle, high-end gyms and abundant casual and fine dining options, Coney Island has ended up being our favorite Brooklyn neighborhood, by FAR. I know you will be as happy to call this special place home as we were!
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