Here’s a chance to gain a foothold in the heart of Red Hook, NYC’s most dynamic and fastest growing waterfront neighborhood! Built an extra 24-feet wide and 65-feet deep, 361 Van Brunt St is a 3,800 sf mixed-used townhouse with three beautifully renovated apartments and a fantastic, highly-visible corner commercial space. Sunlight flows into every floor of 361 Van Brunt Street all day long, thanks to its three exposures (south, east, and west). The current owners have completed an array of upgrades and improvements, making this a great turn-key opportunity for an investor or owner-occupant.
The ground floor retail space sits astride Red Hook’s most vibrant corner at the intersection of Van Brunt and Dikeman Streets. Establish your own gallery, creative space, retail store, restaurant, or other business, or rent the commercial space and collect high rents that are bound to grow significantly over time. There’s also the option to incorporate the retail space back into the building’s residential space for your own use or additional income. There is a full basement below the commercial space, which is accessed through the main hallway. The basement may be leased as part of the commercial space, or kept separate.
Above the retail space there are two sunny two-bedroom apartments with three exposures, upgraded kitchens and bathrooms, and the building’s original fireplace mantles. The second-floor apartment steps out to a sunny private terrace.
The third apartment stretches across three levels and has been called a carriage house or maisonette, with its own address and separate private entrance at 104 Dikeman St., as well as an entrance through the main building on Van Brunt St. The maisonette features two bedrooms, two and a half baths, energy efficient mini-split air conditioning, a laundry room, a finished basement, and a sunny south facing terrace. The great-room is massive and graced with soaring ceilings, an open kitchen, and reclaimed antique paneling.
Built in the 1860’s, 361 Van Brunt St has been central to life in Red Hook for over 160 years. From the 1870’s to the early 1900’s 361 Van Brunt was a saloon run by Daniel Dougherty and then by Edward Jones, who renamed it The Jones Hotel. The building later housed a shoe store, hair salon and other businesses. In the 1890’s the 12th Ward Democratic Club had its headquarters here on the second floor.
Red Hook has long been a haven for artists and creative professionals, and a sense of community amongst many small businesses and local artists and art spaces continues today. Red Hook has quickly become one of Brooklyn’s most desirable neighborhoods, thanks to its culturally diverse population and superb restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and music venues. Neighborhood favorites such as Fort Defiance, Hometown BBQ, Red Hook Lobster Pound, the Red Hook Tavern, and Brooklyn Crab are all close by. Red Hook’s waterfront parks and piers are also just a stone’s throw away. For a quick commute to Manhattan and the rest of Brooklyn, the NY Water Taxi is nearby, Wall Street is 10 minutes by car, and the F/G trains at Smith & 9th Street are just a 15-minute stroll away. Shown by appointment only.