Attractive Brooklyn 2-Family House, Short Subway ride to Manhattan
House, urban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 175 m2 (1885 sq.ft), WCs 1, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 4
1) August 01 2013 - August 30 2013
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Lovely, recently renovated, art-filled woodframe 1880s home in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Our house is a 2-family; we live in the upper 2 1/2 floors and rent out our basement apartment to a friendly couple. Open and bright with skylights in all 3 bedrooms. First floor, open plan LR, dining and kitchen, fold-out couch, full bath, fireplace, and door to deck and garden. Second floor, master bedroom with TV/DVD player, 2nd bedroom with twin beds, full bath, and "study" area with internet access. Top "attic" floor has a bedroom with full bed, a view of Manhattan and half bath. Bedroom air conditioners and ground floor ceiling fans. Garden recently upgraded with bluestone patio and new plantings plus dining table/chairs. Bicycles, barbecue grill, and firewood stored in garden shed.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garden, barbecue, bicycles
Tennis, roller blading
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed)
= marks the location of this home
Park Slope was recently named the best neighborhood to live in in NYC! We are 3 short blocks from the R/F subway lines, 30 min. to Manhattan. Our neighborhood is filled with great shops, bars, music, and restaurants, including best Italian food in Brooklyn and perhaps all of New York City! Great pizza and coffee just around the corner. Prospect Park is 4 blocks away, gorgeous 500-plus acres. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Academy of Music are all within a couple of miles.
Something about ourselves
We are a 50-something couple with 2 teenage daughters. I'm a teacher and my husband is a visual artist who also works in the IT world. Our TV is rather small but we have lots of good books! We enjoy living in a diverse, family-friendly urban environment where our kids can get around on their own. There are many great neighborhoods to explore right here in Brooklyn and of course world-class museums, theater, and restaurants both here and in Manhattan.