Updated 4 days ago
In contract
Gowanus, Brooklyn | 3rd Ave & 4th Ave
8 Rooms4 Beds2.5 Baths2,209 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts3 / 3
Lot Size18'x112'
Built Size18'x40'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$4,500
Price Per SF

Outdoor space and views

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Garden

Property Description

Welcome to 96 15th Street, a one-of-a-kind coveted Townhouse near two special neighborhoods - Park Slope & Gowanus. This gem boasts over 2,200 SF of interior space plus spacious basement, as well as, over 1,000 SF of outdoor. The building is 18’ wide on a rare 112’ deep lot. This home sits perfectly on 15th Street only minutes to Park Slope's famed 5th and 7th Avenues as well as a short walk to Prospect Park. Additionally, the price point for this location is definitely one of the many amazing parts about this offering The layout is perfect with its upper duplex and high income producing garden rental. As you walk up the stairs to the owners duplex you enter into a grand open living room & kitchen and are immediately greeted by its approx 10’ ceilings. A Brooklyn-ites dream, this floor is an open LOFT-LIKE space with enormous windows front and back. The chefs kitchen is substantial with ample cabinet and counter space, designer finishes, stainless steel appliances and dishwasher. The floor also includes a bathroom and the home's In-Unit laundry. Walk down the hall past the custom shelving, sits the staircase that goes up to the bedrooms. This top floor is unique including a skylight, tons of windows, spacious bedrooms and lovely spa bathroom. Additional features include a beautiful garden as well as a private deck. The garden is an oasis - boasting a patio plus soil that is ready for plantings. Sit outside and enjoy your morning coffee or dig into your new private Greenspace. The units garden rental is special - it has a private entrance, In-Unit laundry, cute kitchen with dishwasher and commands high income in this booming market. The basement is also a nice added bonus. It is a spacious extra area for storage and could be finished to the owners delight. The location is perfect for all Park Slope amenities and subways. Just steps to Union Market, Crunch, Fonda, Lowes, Piccoli, Park Slope Armory and so much more. It is also a short jaunt to Prospect Park for sports, zoo, running, biking, summer concerts or a bird watching stroll. The building is also close to the F, R, G trains for easy access into the city or around Brooklyn. Will NOT last! Come grab your slice of heaven.

Listing History

Contract Signed by Sarah Sawyer
Initial Price by Sarah Sawyer

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1935
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Transit and Citi Bike


Prospect Av
0.15 miles
4 Av-9 St
0.28 miles
Smith-9 Sts
0.44 miles

Citi Bike

16th St & 4th Ave
0.11 miles
3 Ave & 17 St
0.13 miles

Gowanus | Brooklyn

Quick Profile

Gowanus is a colorful neighborhood with an industrial aesthetic, tree-lined streets, historic structures, as well as luxury condos and rental buildings. It has a great art scene, fantastic eateries and bars and a 1.8-mile canal that snakes through most of the neighborhood. The variety of elements make it a desirable place to live.  

The neighborhood is on the crest of a major change due to a recently passed rezoning plan that will allow more residential construction. Especially around the Gowanus Canal where construction was once prohibited. The plan will bring new jobs, affordable housing, and create a neighborhood with walkable green spaces and amenities. It’s safe to say that change is coming to Gowanus.  

Gowanus is bounded by Hoyt Street to the west, 4th Avenue to the east, Warren Street, Baltic Street and Wycoff Street to the north, and Gowanus Expressway to the south.

The neighborhood is named after Gouwane, a chief in the Canarsie Indian tribe. His name, according to the history books, translates to “the sleeper.” Other historic accounts say that the Gowanus name comes from the Dutch word gouwee, which translates to the word bay. Based on early New York History surrounding Dutch settlers and native tribes, both accounts seem plausible. 

Gowanus began development as far back as the 1630s when the Dutch arrived. They began building farms and soon realized the marshy lands they settled were not the best for growing crops and farming. They began damming up certain areas of the land with hopes of creating better soil and powering their windmills. This was the beginning of the formation of the Gowanus canal.

The natural estuary was once brimming with oysters and fish. But in the 1800s, the canal was turned into an industrial and transportation waterway. In the mid 1900’s, industrial factories like manufactured gas plants, paper mills, and other businesses opened along the canal and casually polluted the water. It’s cleanup efforts have come a long way but there is still much work to be done. 

The newly approved Gowanus rezoning plan has caused lots of buzz this year. Mayor Bill DeBlasio's plan will rezone 82 blocks which will pave the way for an estimated 8,500 new apartments, 3,000 of which would be offered to low and moderate-income New Yorkers. The plan includes major improvements to the local infrastructure. Although the rezoning plan might not create a housing boom today or tomorrow, proponents say the rezoning sets the stage for major growth in Gowanus in the decades to come.

The F, G, D, N, R, and W subway lines service the Gowanus neighborhood.

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