My idea of a perfect day involves a really good book, a cozy ambiance, and a big mug of tea. So this Flatbush two-bedroom that feels like the chance to live inside of a library? It’s brimming with perfect day potential, in my book.
While the entryway can be an afterthought in some spaces, that’s not the case here. The long hallway running from the front door into the kitchen and living room is lined with parquet floors that are original to the 1930s home, as well as recently installed built-in shelves. It’s wide enough to decorate with a comfy chaise or even a library ladder (the dream!) to reach those high-up reads.
Keeping with the bookish look, forest green paint envelopes the eat-in kitchen all the way from its walls to its open cabinets — but new quartz countertops, white tiled floors, and stainless appliances break up the dark-hued drama.
The neighboring living room takes on a brighter aesthetic with pure white walls and glass-paneled pocket doors leading into one of the two bedrooms. Off the other bedroom (which comes with a walk-in closet), the bathroom keeps things light, too: Gut renovated just last year, it features black-and-white honeycomb tiled floors, a deep bathtub, and a marble vanity countertop. All throughout the unit, rounded doorways and a careful mixture of vintage and designer fixtures strike just the right balance between old and new, making it feel cozy and sophisticated all at once.
Are you on the house hunt, or just the type of person who loves browsing real estate listings, even when you’re not in the market for a new home? Property Crush is a column where we feature actual real estate listings that get the Apartment Therapy seal of approval in regards to style (we haven’t done home inspections or anything, so don’t sue us). Know of a great house on the market? Email the listing to firstname.lastname@example.org.