181 Richards Street
$2,740,000 on May 25, 2021
Single Family Townhouse
Industrial chic meets contemporary elegance in this stunning 3-story Red Hook townhouse, seen in numerous publications such as Dwell and New York Living: Reinventing Home by Rizzoli for its incredible style and beauty. Instantly captivating with its rubbed aluminum exterior, the 4 bedroom 2.5 bath residence boasts over 3,000 sq ft of impeccably-designed luxury living space, complemented by an astounding 1,700 sq ft of private outdoors conceived by Ben Bischoff of MADE Build/Design.
With its positioning 6’ above ground, 181 Richards presents a rare opportunity in Brooklyn, with plenty of space beneath the first floor to store bicycles, sports equipment, and a car. The front of the house offers a curb cut and prized parking for 2 additional vehicles.
Inside, brilliant natural light pours into the expansive interior through generous oversized windows, 2 skylights, and glass doors leading out to the spacious deck and huge lush rear garden below. So many striking elements catch your eye in this very unique home, from the extensive use of beautiful poplar wood to the sleek polished radiant heated concrete floors, to the show-stopping light and airy open staircase that incorporates a triple-story bookcase into its artful design.
The first level is built for entertaining, featuring a large living room with a modern shaker wood-burning fireplace and wall of custom built-ins. The stylish chef’s kitchen with a long island and bar seating and open dining room are brightened by floor-to-ceiling glass doors spilling out to the peaceful deck. Also for your convenience is a lovely powder room and enormous pantry.
The sunny second floor houses a comfortable family room, 2 bedrooms with big walk-in closets, a full bath, and a laundry room. Level three is reserved for the master suite with a deluxe custom-finished spa bath and adjoining private gym or office area.
On the top level sits a tranquil office/study, and fabulous roof deck where you can host cocktail parties while enjoying the views stretching from Downtown Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty, to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
With the waterfront just 3 blocks away, life here is truly exceptional. This prime Red Hook location affords a quiet, community feel, yet is minutes to nearby shops and restaurants, Fairway Market, and the NYC ferry to Wall Street, just a 15-minute ride.