124 Dekalb Avenue - Fort Greene, New York
Built in the early 1900's, this firehouse initially built as a water tower, served as NYC Fire Department Engine 256, was marked as a civil defense bomb shelter, housed a celebrated film maker and his production studio for 22 years and has been converted into two glorious duplex loft apartments with a huge sun deck off the third floor. There is a huge garage and office spaces on the ground floor. The firehouse has been meticulously renovated where the owner has incorporated and preserved Art Deco touches with etched glass tile, oak, skylights and marble. Sixteen foot ceilings, abundant cedar closets and floor to ceiling windows, everywhere. Enter the arched, gated oversized garage for parking 2 to 3 cars and make use of the 3 large offices spaces beyond the cars. The full basement is 25' by almost 100' where the high ceilings, walls and joists are a foot and a half thick of concrete with a steel cores. Just blocks from the Barclay Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fulton Shopping Mall and the 2,3,4,5, B, Q, R, and D & N trains near by. The Firehouse overlooks Fort Greene Park.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman