Once a sea captain’s residence in the 1850s, Katie Mossman’s Greenpoint address comes with two units and a detached studio.
When Katie Mossman purchased this Brooklyn home in 2014, the property was largely dilapidated, with a dark and outdated interior. She envisioned a brighter space that allowed for more indoor/outdoor living—a home that, in her words, "felt like California." It took her almost five years to complete the renovation, which has resulted in a lofty great room with concrete floors, a double-height glass wall in the rear, and a revived detached studio in the garden.
The home is situated along a cozy street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, just a block from the water taxi to Manhattan. Arranged as a duplex, the property consists of a three-bedroom owner’s suite and a two-bedroom rental apartment, providing plenty of space and options for new owners. Multiple decks, a rooftop terrace, and backyard garden were added to complete Mossman’s vision for outdoor living.
The renovation, featured in Architectural Digest earlier this year, resulted in a crisp, airy space, which Mossman has filled with her collection of vintage furniture. In an interview with AD, she discusses how the renovation expanded her taste from a purely minimalist aesthetic into accepting warmer hues and more organic materials. Keep scrolling for a peek at other areas inside the home, which is currently one of Greenpoint’s most expensive listings at $4,999,000.
Yet, the highlight of the home is arguably the two-story den, which was carved out of the adjacent two-bedroom rental apartment. The double-height space is awash in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, contrasting concrete floors with wood paneling.