It’s not every day a New York City apartment listing invites us to “Sleep safely and quietly with your doors wide open in the summertime,” so we definitely took notice of this top-floor co-op at 135 Hicks Street, located in a historic brownstone in Brooklyn Heights. You’ll have to hoof it up three flights to get to the serenity of this “Zen-like” one-bedroom home, but once you see the terrace, complete with Japanese garden, you’ll be glad you did. Eastern-inspired details include bamboo floors, grasscloth walls, and a rustic slate fireplace, all yours for $799,000.
This peaceful refuge from urban life gets plenty of sunlight in the formal dining room and spacious living room with a wood-burning fireplace. You can actually go out and enjoy the sunlight through doors of sliding glass from either the living room or the bedroom. The roof terrace comes complete with stone statuary and waterfall, wood fencing and perennial plantings “inspired by the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.”
A renovated kitchen–barely visible through the living room–offers stainless appliances, an undermount sink, marble floors, oak cabinets and huge storage pantry. A renovated marble bath is yet another chill-out space with a Jacuzzi tub and a skylight. Between bedroom and living room you’ll find a spacious dining room for indoor entertaining.
There’s more Eastern inspiration and textures aplenty in the bedroom, where you’ll find brick, wood, bamboo, slate–and the somehow incongruous plushy carpeting. Keep your pad calm and uncluttered with custom closets and storage throughout. The building offers a “clean and dry basement” (which we’ll admit is much better than the alternatives) more storage, and laundry. The apartment has additional roof rights if you need even more serenity.
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Images courtesy of Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights