Historic Brooklyn Heights house from the movie ‘Moonstruck’ hits the market for $12.8M
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Historic Brooklyn Heights house from the movie ‘Moonstruck’ hits the market for $12.8M

March 3, 2021

All photos by Evan Joseph courtesy of The Corcoran Group

As Brownstoner first spotted, the Brooklyn Heights townhouse that was used for the exterior shots of the Castorini family’s home in the classic 1987 film Moonstruck has just come on the market. The interiors were not used in the movie, but boy are they big screen-worthy. There are early 19th-century details like hand-carved moldings, inlaid wooden floors, and marble fireplace mantles, as well as new old-looking features like beamed ceilings, luxe wallpapers, and vintage decor. Located at 19 Cranberry Street, the home is asking $12,850,000, and even has a private parking spot.

The nearly 4,500-square-foot corner home was built in 1829 in the Federal style, but, as Brownstoner tells us, the Second Empire-style mansard roof was added later in the century.

Enter on the parlor level, where there’s a street-facing south parlor and a rear north parlor. Throughout, there are restored crown molding, hand-carved and milled trim work, new and restored antique millwork, pocket doors, original marble fireplace mantles, and ceiling medallions.

Below, on the garden floor, is the cozy, country kitchen. The antique cabinetry was sourced from a mansion in Ohio and re-engineered with German soft-close hardware. This, along with the wide-plank wood floors and exposed ceiling beams, create a rustic look. The appliances, however, are very modern and include a professional wood-burning oven, an eight-burner/three-oven custom Lacanche range, and Gaggenau refrigeration and freezer columns and dishwashers. There’s also a butler’s pantry with a zinc bar sink and a custom banquette.

Behind the kitchen is a wood-paneled library/bedroom with tons of built-ins and a wood-burning stove.

There’s a balcony off the library that overlooks the terracotta-tiled backyard.

The entire third floor is devoted to the primary bedroom suite. The street-facing bedroom is anchored by a beautiful fireplace. From there, a walk-through dressing room leads to the bathroom, which has another fireplace along with a free-standing vintage clawfoot tub, a floating glass stand-up shower, and tons of vintage furniture and decor. There are also two study nooks adjacent to the bedroom.

The top floor has two large bedrooms, a smaller bedroom, and a full bathroom.

In the rear, is a private parking spot on Willow Street. The home is just two blocks from Brooklyn Bridge Park and a quick walk to the A,C,F trains at High Street-Brooklyn Bridge.

[Listing: 19 Cranberry Street by Karen Talbott and Kyle Talbott of The Corcoran Group]


All photos by Evan Joseph courtesy of The Corcoran Group

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