Award-winning landmark conversion, retaining many of the original elements of the old carriage house and stable: open, chapel-like, entirely private, 2400 sq ft home. Modern, but very cosy. Extremely rare space, definitely one-of-a-kind.
Award-winning landmark conversion of an old stable, retaining many of the original carriage-house elements: peculiar row of high windows for horses' heads, open-beamed ceiling, stable doors to the street, original exterior bricks repurposed to the interior, a 13' central table milled from one of the stable's original beams. An open, chapel-like, entirely private, 2400 sq ft home. Modern, but very cosy. Extremely rare space within New York City, definitely one-of-a-kind.
Featured in New York Magazine - 'Total Converts' (search on line for New York Magazine converted stable) Elle Decor, The Travel Edit and Cosmo Times (search for sinovision bell end).
Bell End is a special home, but we must stress, it's a home, not a party space. Staying here affords a unique opportunity to enjoy everything New York has to offer and have a beautiful, luxurious, well-kept sanctuary to come back to. You won't be dealing with wardrobes full of shoes and family knick-knacks (which are in our house upstate). The house will feel like your home when you are in it. As a consequence, we ask that people let us know their plans in a sentence or two. Just the basic reassurance needed when you're letting somebody into your home. We like our neighbours and the word 'party' has occasionally been misinterpreted.
The rate for a week includes 1 free night. So 7 nights for the price of 6.
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3 large private bedrooms. All have large windows and great light.
Bedroom 1 - master suite, queen bed, large private bathroom with shower and separate tub, flat-screen Apple TV, wireless internet, overdyed rugs, walk-in closets.
Bedroom 2 - large double bedroom, shares full bathroom (shower/tub) with bedroom 3. Tivoli Audio global radio and bluetooth iPod station, wireless internet, overdyed rugs, walk in closet.
Bedroom 3 - large double bedroom, shares full bathroom with bedroom 2. Tivoli Audio internet radio and bluetooth iPod station, wireless internet, overdyed rugs, walk in closet.
Combined, bedrooms sleep a maximum of 6 people, which is our capacity - other than the baby bed which can be put out on request (bedding for the cot is not provided). So 6 plus a baby. The house is best enjoyed with space, so we don't offer the couch for surfing.
All bedrooms come with Muji sheets and Turkish towels. No need to bring anything of that sort. Bathrooms all have great showers and Dr Bronners soap.
There is a third full bathroom downstairs (with its own shower) on the main floor. So three bedrooms, three bathrooms.
1200 sq foot ground floor living area, with double stable doors that open onto onto the street, for indoor/outdoor feel. Twin huge leather couches, piano and 13 foot farmhouse table. The table between the couches is made from salvaged bowling alley lanes, as are the desks in the bedrooms. The shelves are recycled wooden crates, the bell came from a church. Secure keyless entry with your own unique code.
Gourmet kitchen, well-stocked with equipment for cooking, including stand-mixer, blender, kettle, good stove and oven, dishwasher, toaster, saucepans, kitchen knives, all expected utensils. More than enough glasses, bowls, plates, knives, forks, etc., and a cheerful supply of Table on Ten teatowels and PG Tips tea.
Radiant under-floor heating in winter with Nest thermostats on both floors. Great a/c in the summer. Poured concrete floors downstairs, Siberian Oak upstairs. Washer/dryer in the basement, with supplies of laundry detergent.
Dedicated high-speed wi-fi, powerful Parrot by Starck bluetooth music. Flat-screen Apple TV in the master bedroom, which facilitates HD movies and television through your iTunes, Netflix or other accounts.
Great for families, friends, family reunions, dinners. Also for workshops, 'off-site' think-tank meetings, where participants want to work all hours and sleep in the house without having to resort to hotels and conference rooms.
However, we cannot allow parties or things that sound like parties to the neighbours at 3 am when their kids are wide awake because of the thumping music next door.
Photo/Video shoots at different rates upon request.
Easy on-street parking. A and C trains one block away, G two blocks away, short walk to 2/3/4/5/N/R/Q/D/B and LIRR ... minutes into Manhattan or over to Williamsburg.
Very secure and extremely quiet at night.
Amazing area for restaurants: 3 of Gothamist's top 18 pizza restaurants within 5 minutes walk. Also Roman's, Franny's, Bar Corvo, Chuko, Aita, James, Emily, The Finch, Marco's, Saraghina, Walter Foods, Brooklyn Farm, Locanda Vini & Olii, Ici, Smoke Joint, etc.. Great bars, food shopping at Provisions and Market on Greene, as well as Fort Greene and Grand Army Farmers Markets. Wine from Greene Grape, Olivino.
Very short walk to Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Harvey, Mark Morris Dance, BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Fort Greene Park, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Library and (near legendary) Brooklyn Flea.
10 minute stroll to the The Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.
We seldom do single night stays, unless they happen to fit between two other bookings. If you see a 1 night gap, please enquire.
And it has it's own website ... which maybe fills the story out a bit better - search on line for Bell End Brooklyn.
Just to be decent, kind, generous, funny and respectful, and hopefully become part of the shifting community that comes and stays at Bell End.
I booked Julian's gorgeous home for my boss and colleague who were on a work retreat. Both said the place was amazing, and they wished they could have stayed longer! Julian himself was very easy to talk with, and always responded promptly to any questions. Thank you for all your help!
Rented this house for a weekend to house my out of state friends for my birthday weekend and it was an awesome space. The house was spacious and the kitchen and bathrooms were luxurious and modern. I only wish we would have stayed longer to take better advantage of the beautiful house.
Great place - one of the first times I've been to a hotel/room/home where the photos have held up. We were a bit late checking out due to our own negligence; Julian was good about it and gave us some extra time to gather our things and ship out. Would recommend!
This place is an ideal find. The heated floors were a delight, the sense of style is fabulous, and the couches were perfect for hours of catching up with friends. The location gave us numerous great restaurants to walk to and easy walking to the BAM.
Once again, a wonderful experience in one of my favorite lodgings in all of New York City!
This was my second stay here, and once again, the property was wonderful, Julian was unbelievably gracious and accommodating, and our contact Ron was fantastic and responsive.
We cooked, we danced, we had a wonderful time.
I cannot say enough kind words about the space, the vibe, and the hosts.
It doesn't get better than this.
Stay here NOW!
Thanks again Julian!
My recent stay in Bell End was incredible. It is a simply gorgeous and very unique space. It was perfect for my family's recent trip. The heated floors make me never want to leave. The special care to detail including the stocked pantry, toddler bed, guide were perfect. Can't wait to come back.
This place is perfect. I want to live here. We had a magical weekend and will absolutely return.
Sometime photo agent, occasional writer, cook, restauranteur, 2 daughters, part time upstate, part-time Venice and the rest of the time I live at the stable - Bell End.