Violet and Esther threw amazing dinner parties at 1196 Union Street.
Their table settings, complete with Wedgwood China, Fine Silverware and Waterford Crystal, caused guests to dine like the aristocratic Crawley family in the PBS series, Downton Abbey.
They would dress the dining room table with fine linen, a fragrant centerpiece and brass candlestick holders to dine under candlelight.
And once each course was ready to serve, Violet would open the pocket doors to the formal dining room to invite everyone to be seated.
Esther fondly recalls how much she and her mother enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home in such an opulent manner, whether the occasion called for it or not.
And now it’s your chance to own this stately townhouse to make lasting memories of your own.
1196 Union Street
There are certain neighborhoods in Brooklyn where architects left their professional mark.
And Union Street seemed perfect to showcase their best townhouse architectural designs. It was at the top of Crow Hill with views in every direction.
Just how the Crawley family estate was perched in Downton Abbey.
Violet and Esther knew the moment they walked through the doors in 1957 they found their dream house.
From the bay windowed living room, to the Edwardian style fireplace in the library, to the formal dining room, nothing was close in comparison.
But as perfect as the parlor floor was, they added the one thing they felt was missing … a solarium overlooking the spacious backyard.
And Esther’s sense of design didn’t end there.
The master and second bedroom at the rear of the house were joined by a walk in closet. This allowed you to walk from one end to the other.
Rather than live with that outmoded use of space, she decided the master bedroom deserved its own full bathroom.
And it proved to be a perfect addition, complementing the dressing room and custom built window seating with extra storage.
in Crown Heights South
You’re steps from 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 subways lines stopping at Nostrand Ave and President St stations.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is just 4 blocks west along Eastern Parkway.
Continue walking one more block and you’re facing Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch.
And when you’ve come down with a case of culinary fatigue, stroll over to Franklin Ave. You can dine in or take out Mexican, Indian and at least 6 other cuisines.
But that won’t happen often.
Like Esther and Violet, you’ll be too busy planning dinner parties at this townhouse on Union Street. Treating family and friends to unforgettable dining experiences.