This unique and historic, fully detached 28’ wide by 60’ deep President St. home with a storied past is a staple in the Carroll Gardens footprint. Built in 1897 by architects Hough and Deuell, this house originally started life as the Hans S. Christian Memorial Kindergarten (Brooklyn’s first kindergarten), and later becoming a Christian church until the 1970s, when it was converted to a private residence.
Located on one of the most coveted blocks in Carroll Gardens, 236 President Street is situated with 3,850+/- sq.ft. of interior space, an additional 1,650+/- sq.ft basement, plus 1,425+/- sq.ft. of private outdoor space and its very own attached garage.
The unparalleled structure of this home showcases soaring ceilings with a stunning spiral staircase, stained-glass windows, original beamed ceilings, and original architectural details inside and out. With windows on all sides, the rooms are totally illuminated with natural light and put emphasis on the generous proportions and scale of the space.
Currently configured as a two-family home with a total of 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, it is shared by an entry hallway with the parlor floor having two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, grand living/dining areas, and access to the front and rear yards. The top level apartment has an additional 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with a full kitchen, skylights and a large living space.
Rounding out this home is an outdoor kitchen in the rear yard and an oversized basement perfect for a recreation room with a new bathroom, high ceilings and exposed brick.
This home has limitless opportunity and can be completely reimagined to utilize its maximum potential. Additional FAR available. This is a rare chance to own this truly special home.
Carroll Gardens is the quintessential Brooklyn neighborhood featuring a unique combination of beautiful, tree-lined streets, amazing restaurants, upscale boutiques, and local, family run businesses. Several parks and access to convenient transportation are at your disposal. If you’re thinking of moving to Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens is the place to be. If you currently live in Brooklyn, you already know this.