When you’re lucky enough to come across a gorgeous older home that has been lovingly restored like this eight-bedroom home at 126 Hancock Street, you grab your broker and run like the wind to claim it. And you just might do so after you’ve had a look at this brownstone. This stunning home was originally built in 1883 by architect Isaac D. Reynolds and has been carefully restored to its original glory by a team of interior designers from Pure Interior Design of New York. After this group was finished shining this baby up like a brand-new penny, we were left with a stunning home with all the modern updates, asking $3.195 million.
Let’s start with the woodwork, which you undoubtedly already noticed. Every bit of it has been either restored, paint stripped, newly lathed, or re-fabricated. And you won’t have to worry about warped floors or insanely creaky staircases in this old house. Each floor has been re-leveled and replaced with solid oak parquet, and the five-story staircase has been rebuilt and structurally redesigned. Additionally, the banisters were polished, the crown molding and baseboard moldings were reinstalled, the marble and alabaster fireplaces were acid washed, and any missing details were all remade and replaced to match the original.
You’ll notice that the fixtures and tile work in the bathrooms are modern, sleek, and made from the highest quality materials. The home features solid panel doors, historic top-of-the-line Pella windows, and impressive lighting fixtures. It’s situated as a triplex over a garden apartment with a private landscaped backyard. The triplex has a huge chef’s kitchen with imported cabinets and exquisite hardware. It also has high-end appliances, Carrera Gold marble countertops, and white and wood cabinets. A set of French doors lead to a blue stone terrace with room for dining steps down to the garden and patio.
Fall asleep each night to views of ivy-clad brownstones out the window of this master bedroom. The suite also has a private dressing room and a spa bathroom with a walk-in shower, and oversized Jacuzzi soaking tub. There is also a brick arched basement with a rec room. The entire home, including the outdoor spaces, are wired for security, music, lights, video, and more. You can even connect it to your mobile phone.
126 Hancock Street was once the home of Dr. Charles Abbott Bush and his wife Estelle on a street known as Doctors Row in the early 20th century. However, the first owner of the Neo-Grec style home was actually a leader in the Brooklyn iron business by the name of William C. Hamilton. The Bed Stuy area is a growing neighborhood (and real estate market) with trendy cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Photos courtesy of Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Bedford-Stuyvesant