Walk Through 40 Clarkson Ave. 1B

This week we are taking a virtual look through 40 Clarkson Ave. 1B a 2-bedroom/2 1-bathroom 925 square foot home currently listed for $599,000

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The secret sauce to this superior layout? Long, unobstructed sightlines from the great room conspire with windows on multiple exposures to throw sunlight around the apartment all day long. Only Nosferatu would object.

A foyer spills into an open concept great room flanked by 28 custom built in bookshelves, enough to organize hundreds of books or display your objets d'art.

Cut the line at nearby Brooklyn Museum! This home comes with a one-year membership, courtesy of your listing agent. Already a member? The listing agent is happy to furnish a Brooklyn Botanic Garden membership instead, buyers choice.

The windowed galley kitchen is wide enough to comfortably eat in. Table for four, no reservation needed! Larger dinner parties can annex a portion of the foyer. Fair warning: your in-laws might visit every Thanksgiving! Not a problem, you can retreat to the great room in comfort to take in the football game.

Subway tile is always in style in your bathroom. Black accent tiles complement the renovation like minor chords do a film score, one that is understated, tasteful and timeless.

Storage galore: space saving vertical bike rack for two; 6 closets for all your skeletons; more available in the basement.

The building vibe is neighborly. In the lobby, impromptu play dates happen organically on rainy days. The common courtyard sports patio furniture and raised flower beds for your herbs and veggies. The live-in Super is quite super.

Be like Anthony Bourdain and take a culinary tour around the world without leaving the neighborhood: Risbo (Mediterranean fusion); Camilla (Italian); Parkside (fancy pizza); Mango Seed (upscale Caribbean); Zurilee (Caribbean influenced pizza). Cap it off with a night cap of craft cocktails and live music at Erv's.

Nearby Prospect Park is 526 acres of jogging, cycling, monkey bars and concerts. Who needs the dread-mill when a sporty, active, calorie incinerating outdoor lifestyle awaits you barely two blocks from your doorstep. Or just sit on the bench and watch the squirrels.

The LeFrak Center at Lakeside is a $74 million transformation of your southeast corner of the park into a popular scenic and recreational destination. Here, winter babies can book their ice skating birthday parties. Train for winter and summer Olympics: Figure skating, curling, hockey and broomball all winter and biking, boating and water play in the warmer months. Spring and summer, get your tix to Lola Star's soldout roller disco party -- 16,000 square foot covered roller rink overlooking Prospect Park Lake.

Uncommon is a home that serves you well at almost any life stage. The perfect starter apartment with room to grow for those looking to step onto the home ownership escalator, or for empty nesters looking to downsize from a large house and its attendant chores. 

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