Once home to Brooklyn’s largest private book collection, this Clinton Hill brownstone is now the picturesque setting for a family’s happily ever after. In this Brooklyn nabe where the streets are infused with the elegance of historic mansions, the atmosphere is charged with Pratt Institute's electric creativity, and weekends are suffused with the Brooklyn Flea's bohemian spirit, you have every opportunity to write your own story
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Property Manager: onefinestay redefines the experience of visiting London and New York: live like a local by staying in a distinctive home while the owner is out of town, with a service which offers all the convenience and comfort of a hotel. Our guests enjoy luxury amenities like 5* hotel linens and toiletries from The White Company in London, and Kiehl's in New York as standard. Every guest is also lent an iPhone for the duration of their stay which is stocked with local tips from the home's owner, and from which they can make free local calls.Services: Of course, we always go the extra mile. Just like a hotel, we're always available at the end of a phone while you're in town. Whether you need an extra toothbrush, a new hair dryer, a top tip for a West End show or a nanny for the night, just give us a call.
A brief synopsisOnce home to Brooklyn's largest private book collection, this Clinton Hill brownstone is now the picturesque setting for a family's happily ever after. In this Brooklyn nabe where the streets are infused with the elegance of historic mansions, the atmosphere is charged with Pratt Institute's electric creativity, and weekends are suffused with the Brooklyn Flea's bohemian spirit, you have every opportunity to write your own story.Getting into characterOur protagonists are a third generation New Yorker raised in the Midwest, and a New Yorker at heart who came to Brooklyn by way of Bombay. Their love story is one for the books: a social worker and an ad man met and parted ways at La Guardia airport, only to serendipitously cross paths again on the F train. They chose to write their happy ending in this charming four storey brownstone with their brood of two.The plot thickensFrom the ivy-fringed stoop, choose your own adventure. Downstairs, there's an expansive guest area where swathes of exposed brick are interspersed with chalkboard posts and walls for jotting down flashes of inspiration. Behind the velvet curtains, a guest room spells romance: a pendant lamp sheds light on a scarlet-hued hammered tin ceiling, while a staggering array of books holds the room in a passionate embrace. In the backyard a tented area is ideal for enchanting dinners.The first floor, boasts a kitchen kitted out with an eight burner range inspires attempts at every recipe in the book. With a breakfast bar, and adjoining living and dining areas, there's ample room to feed a whole cast of characters. On the second floor, the nursery conjures up shades of Little Boy Blue, while the spunky girl's bedroom whisks you off Around the World in 80 Days. For the denouement, pry open the heavy antique Chinese doors and enter the serene master bedroom. With the en suite bath's hot tub equipped with soothing jets, you won't need a bedtime story to have the most epic of slumbers.Free verseOutside, a gastronomic odyssey through Brooklyn awaits: vivacious South African fare at Madiba, a heartwarming Tuscan feast at Locanda Vini e Olii, rambunctious Cuban eats at Habana Outpost, and sophisticated New Brooklyn cuisine at The General Greene. Ready to write a Manhattan sequel? The G train is a quick four-block walk away.