118 Underhill Avenue #TH
117 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Reimagined, redesigned, and rebuilt this house is reminiscent of a secret hideaway. Enter through the gate on Underhill Avenue into a corridor decorated with a whimsical plant life mural. Turn the corner to see beautifully curated grounds and a Modernist house replete with imposing Rheinzink and sumptuous Brazilian Ipe cladding. With massive windows on three sides, the house is bathed in natural light.
The landscaping exudes low maintenance with artificial turf and an irrigation system that waters the lofty bamboo, native grasses and an array of stunning hydrangeas. The side yard has ample room for a barbecue, lounging and an herb and vegetable garden. The various cleverly designated outdoor spaces allow for communing or solitude.
A striking front door opens to reveal a refined living room with floor to ceiling folding glass walls overlooking the garden, rich walnut floors throughout and a minimalist kitchen with elegant charcoal hued cabinetry. There is a Viking stove with an induction cooktop, Viking dishwasher, and Fisher Paykel refrigerator. The countertops are effortless engineered granite.
Ascend the walnut and wrought iron floating stairs to two bedrooms, a full bathroom and an expertly outfitted laundry closet with vented appliances. The main bedroom accommodates a king-sized bed encompassed by custom cabinetry and decorated with Ipe paneling. You are overlooked only by trees. The bathroom has slate tile, double sinks, and a dramatic cut-out window in the shower. The fixtures are classic matte black.
Descend the stairs to an expansive flex room currently configured as a recreation room and office with the flexibility to be another living room or a bedroom suite. This level has underfloor radiant heating, a second full bathroom and another wall of doors that fully open, allowing easy indoor/outdoor living. Step out into a walled lower-level patio and bask in the sun in complete privacy.
The house features mini-split combined heating and cooling units throughout. The door lock, security, and four-camera video monitoring system are app-controlled.
In addition to this amazing house, there is an option to buy a separate 1000 sq ft parcel of land that sits directly behind the property. If you've dreamed of a back yard pool, here is your opportunity! .
One avenue over from Vanderbilt's "restaurant row", seconds to Underhill playground and a short stroll to Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, The Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Museum and Barclays center. Every single subway line is also within easy reach.