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Gut-Renovated Brooklyn Brownstone Lists For Nearly $4.9 Million

Ann Day wasn’t looking for a house ready to move into brownstone in Brooklyn.

“Genesis was really looking for something that could be a complete project,” she said. “We were looking for some time…and when we entered this property there was a lot to be done and there wasn’t much that could be left. For me, it was the perfect kind of project.”

Now, the 3,060-square-foot Fort Greene home, built in 1899, is on the market for $4.888 million, according to a Heluisa Germano listing of Keller Williams NYC last week.

Ms. Day, who works in investor relations at Blue Owl Capital and is an alternative asset manager, and her partner bought the property in July 2019 for $2.42 million, according to PropertyShark records. Their plan was to renovate the brownstone and then sell it, and this was Mrs. Day’s first foray into a major design project.

Little did they know they would face delivery delays and supply chain challenges.

“Obviously we’ve had a rejuvenation through Covid,” Ms Day said. “It was really difficult with the supply chain being down and material costs changing so quickly.”

The Brooklyn Gut has been renovating more than 3,000 square feet over the past three years.

Matthew Anderson/Keller Williams, New York City

Despite this, the team has persevered, recently completing the renovation. Wellness was at the heart of Mrs. Day’s design concept, as was bringing out the best in brownstone.

“I looked at a lot of completely designed, refurbished brownstones in the Brooklyn-area gut,” she explained. “I’ve never really seen anything that really catered to my design sensibilities and this is what I set out to create – something that was very thoughtful from a design perspective. We moved a lot of the walls. We wanted to make every space look very functional, so we weren’t above taking a bedroom and making it a bathroom.” To create the perfect spa experience.”

Ms. Day added: Floor-to-ceiling windows were installed at the rear of the first two floors and skylights to illuminate the house and “enhance the brownstone living experience.” There is also a staircase with hand-brushed steel handrails, and curved ceilings in the kitchen, salon, and master bedroom that make the home design “less cookie cutter”.

The result is a bright, modern home with five levels, according to the listing.

Amenities include an infrared sauna and yoga space in the basement; Standalone studio, full-floor master bedroom suite with two lockers, breakfast/midnight bar, bathroom with bathtub and separate shower; Desk; and a terraced garden with an outdoor barbecue.

The residence’s current staging was inspired by the art of New York City-born Uruguayan painter Vicki Barangit. There will be a reception with the artist at home on October 6, coinciding with the online art gallery, Saatchi Art.

Located northwest of Brooklyn, Fort Greene offers several restaurants and bars, access to Fort Greene Park, and is about a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan.