Built by the Pierreponts in 1858, the immaculately preserved 25-foot-wide Italianate townhouse at 104 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights holds four co-op apartments developed by architect and historian Norval White. On the market for $4.825 million, the grandly proportioned parlor and garden floor make up a nearly 3,000-square-foot duplex with 700 square feet of private outdoor space–one of the loveliest gems in New York City’s first landmarked district.
Always the most impressive in an historic townhouse, the grand parlor floor offers 12-foot ceilings that showcase completely restored decorative plasterwork that surrounds a dramatic hand-painted cherub mural.
Beautifully restored original details are everywhere you look, including inlaid parquet floors, etched glass pocket doors, leaded glass corner cabinets and transom, wainscoting, casings, surrounds, mirrors, mantels and doors.
The house is perfect for gracious entertaining, with an efficient and luxurious pass-through galley kitchen on the parlor floor boasting a SubZero refrigerator, a Garland commercial grade stove and granite countertops.
A chic and colorful sunroom overlooks and accesses the rear garden, for the rare treat of year-round sunshine. Among the home’s modern upgrades is central air conditioning, so all-season comfort is virtually guaranteed.
Downstairs on the garden floor, a large and tastefully finished master bedroom suite has both a sitting room and a home office that opens right onto the garden. There are two full baths on this floor, including a huge en-suite master bath.
The library–brilliantly built into the apartment’s garden-level entryway–is compact and cozy, yet there’s room for a lifetime’s worth of wise words and inspiring images.
There’s a spacious second bedroom, and a large internal third room that could be another sleeping space, a den or a dream dressing room. According to the listing, this unit gets dibs on the majority of the building’s basement space, presenting a “further opportunity to develop livable spaces.”
Brooklyn Heights is New York City’s first landmarked district and “one of the best preserved enclaves of residential housing stock in the entire country.” The neighborhood and this house continue to be featured in updated versions of the AIA Guide to New York City (which, possibly not coincidentally, was for many years co-authored by the late Norval White).
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights