396 State Street Unit: Building$2,800,000Sold


Nestled on a tree-lined street in a coveted corner of Boerum Hill is classic townhouse treasure a two-family home with ultimate convenience to every area cultural, dining, shopping, and entertainment destination. Erected at the turn of the 20th century, this lovingly upgraded Federal-style home offers its dwellers all of the advantages of the city- while offering a true oasis of tranquility, luxury and privacy. </br>
Steps from several major transportation hubs, you'll greet your neighbors as you make your way up its classic stoop. The blue front door beckons you into your private foyer followed by an antique wooden door that welcomes you home. Beautiful wood floors provide the foundation throughout the expansive yet marvelously manageable home with an impressive balance between original detail and contemporary elegance. Here, you have original mantels, perfectly scaled rooms, a 4-zone heating and air conditioning split-system, spa-inspired bathrooms, a tree-house terrace, and a deep, oversized backyard. A perfectly practical layout that works for the ever-changing needs and wants of today's world. </br>
The parlor floor is the heart of the home and offers the comforts of easy living along with the accessibility for great entertaining. The living room enjoys oversized windows with tree-filled views; a decorative, antique-marbled fireplace; high pressed-tin ceilings; beautiful built-ins, and lofty, open access to the dining room. The 12-person dining room also features an equally stunning decorative fireplace and original pressed-tin ceilings. It is flooded by sunlight from the kitchen and the floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open out to the family balcony the only entry to point to this home's treasured backyard and garden. </br>
The kitchen located directly off the dining room is a smart, custom, modern space a perfect blend of stylish form and practical function. With customized cabinets, counter, and storage space, the sweetly-scaled, vibrant, windowed kitchen offers premium stainless appliances, and a prime view overlooking the private backyard below. </br>
Up from the parlor are two generously scaled bedrooms that are bright, cheerful, quiet rooms with decorative fireplaces. They are both served by a refreshed, windowed guest bath that overlooks the gorgeous garden and offers a jumbo washer and vented dryer. </br>
The top floor master suite is the perfect treehouse sanctuary to this well-planned home that allows for optimal rest and rejuvenation. Exposed, antique wood beamed ceilings and custom built-ins surround the expansive suite with treetop views, a functioning wood-burning fireplace and a fantastic floor-through with opposite exposures for that coveted - and incredibly rare - cross breeze. The custom, walk-through closet opens up to a mini-kitchenette and the ensuite master bath with beautiful floor-to-ceiling tiles and a custom dual sink vanity. Light floods the closet through the floor-to-ceiling glass door leading out to the private and expansive terrace only an arm's length to the inhabitants of the trees rising from the backyard. </br>
The backyard is an outdoor-lovers' paradise. A custom red-wood cedar deck, and fencing create the framework for this sunny and private, multi-tiered garden oasis, and is the ideal setting for play, work-from-home, school-from-home and work-out-from home. It's perfect for the grill master, the green thumb, the entertainer, and al fresco dining under the stars. This sunny paradise is like an extra jumbo living room giving you the coveted flexibility today's NY'er must have. </br>
Back inside, the garden level is currently presented as a private, floor-through, home within the home a proper one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a private entrance off the front garden -- with an open living room and kitchen featuring original wide plank wood floors and exposed beams throughout. The spacious bedroom features a decorative fireplace with two closets and is served by a windowed bath with its own washer and vented dryer. Offering a wonderful investment opportunity, this impressively scaled space can easily be re-incorporated into the primary home. </br>
The basement cellar is smartly suited for bountiful extra storage, and could easily accommodate an extensive wine cellar. Its compact systems include a new boiler (2018). </br>
Enjoy solitude and relaxation from the rigors of a fast-paced city life in this modernized safe-haven in the heart of secluded, tree-lined Brooklyn.



2,800 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

Brian K.  Lewis

Brian K. Lewis

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms4
  • Total bathrooms3
  • Fireplace Decorative, Wood Burning

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area2,800 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® IDOLRS-0038449
  • TypeTownhouse
  • YEAR BUILT1910
  • Architecture StylesPrewar


  • other exterior FeaturesBalcony, Building Roof Deck, Garden


  • Sales Price$2,800,000
  • Zoning R6B

Work With Brian

18 years being recognized as a top producer – one of NYC’s and America’s preeminent closers who has fun fulfilling the property dreams of clients. Earning this recognition every day continually bringing sales clients the best prices from the best buyers, and nimbly guiding buyers to their dream homes.