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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

99 Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights church co-op, church conversion Brooklyn

Photo Credit: Al Siedman of VHT, courtesy The Corcoran Group

Original stained glass windows, 23-foot vaulted ceilings, and cathedral-like arches–this incredible Brooklyn Heights c0-op has all the heavenly features you’d hope for in a church conversion. Located at 99 Clinton Street, the 1850 church was turned into residences in 1980, and this $2,750,000 unit is perhaps its most spectacular.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

59 Middagh Street, Brooklyn Heights, townhouses, price chops, historic homes, flips

Photo credit: Drew Dies of Rise Media courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

This landmarked 188-year-old wood-clad house at 59 Middagh Street in historic and lovely north Brooklyn Heights is among the borough’s oldest homes. But behind its iconic facade–now fortified with block and steel, the listing tells us–is just about every turn-key 21st-century perk imaginable, from an elevator and “penthouse” rooftop to a ground floor guest suite, yoga room and sauna, central air, two wet bars, two laundry rooms, an additional kitchen and five outdoor spaces. It’s asking $9,496,000.

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Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Landscape Architecture

As the former Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters continues its transformation into a modern, five-building mixed-use complex in Brooklyn Heights, photos of the project’s first phase have been revealed. Designed by landscape architecture firm terrain, the former Watchtower complex, now known as Panorama, features three public gardens at grade level, as well as an architectural staircase. An open-air courtyard facing Furman Street will serve as a landscaped pocket park steps from the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Donna Dotan, Courtesy of Compass

The lucky new resident of this Brooklyn Heights loft will never have an excuse to be late again. As the listing correctly describes it, this is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to live behind the historic clock on the top floor of the Eagle Warehouse & Storage Company building at 28 Old Futon Street. The co-op is made even more incredible by its 17-foot ceilings, two huge skylights, exposed brick and millwork, and views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.

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Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights

Photo by Lukas Schlagenhauf on Flickr

A historic vessel could soon permanently dock at Brooklyn Heights’ waterfront park. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation this month issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking operators for the long-term docking of a ship with historical significance to serve as an educational or cultural center at the park’s Pier 6. Historic boats have previously operated at the pier on a seasonal basis, but the group is looking for a more permanent amenity, as the Wall Street Journal first reported.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

55 Hicks Street, Co-ops, brooklyn heights, cool listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Original pre-war details give this Brooklyn Heights co-op its undeniable charm, but the price tag is pretty appealing too. For $540,000—well below the neighborhood average—this one-bedroom starter home at 55 Hicks Street is well maintained with a recently renovated kitchen and bathroom. Being on the fourth floor, the walk-up situation is a bit of a drag but for someone, it’ll be well worth the effort. The elegant home features some of our favorite details, like picture frame moldings in the living room and a restored tin ceiling in the kitchen.

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Brooklyn Heights, New Developments

Photo courtesy of Watermark at Brooklyn Heights

A luxury senior housing community is coming to Brooklyn Heights at 21 Clark Street. Built in 1928 as the Leverich Towers Hotel (famous for hosting the Brooklyn Dodgers when they were in town for home games), the 16-story building was bought by the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1975 and used as a residence hall for about 1,000 local volunteers. The current project is being co-developed by Watermark Retirement Communities and Kayne Anderson Real Estate, who bought the building from the Witnesses for $200 million in 2017 and poured an additional $130 million into renovations across the 310,000 square-foot property. The revamped residences are on schedule to open in March with units starting at $10,000 a month, according to Commercial Observer.

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Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Recent Sales

michelle williams, brooklyn heights, celebrities, recent sales,

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Actress Michelle Williams and her fiancé, theater and film director Tommy Kail (he directed the Broadway hit “Hamilton”), have just purchased a townhouse in historic Brooklyn Heights, the Wall Street Journal reports. The $10.8 million the pair reportedly paid for the 3,000-square-foot house, built in the 1820s, makes it one of the neighborhood’s most expensive sales.

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Brooklyn Heights

All photos by Will Femia

Last month, Columbia Heights Associates unveiled renderings for a new “Welcome” sign that would replace the iconic “Watchtower” sign atop the building at 25-30 Columbia Heights in Downtown Brooklyn. The Jehovah’s Witnesses had operated their world headquarters here since 1969 but sold the building complex for $340 million in 2016. The new owners are transforming the site into Panorama, a five-building office complex that will also have retail and outdoor space. Their new sign is reminiscent of its predecessor, with 15-foot-tall bright red letters. This Wednesday, it will be officially lit on the 50th anniversary of the first lighting of the “Watchtower” sign.

But it might not be there for long

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

81 Pierrepont Street, The Brooklyn Home Company, Brooklyn Heights, Townhouses

Listing images courtesy of Lindsay Barton Barrett/Douglas Elliman

Recently renovated by The Brooklyn Home Company, this 1845 Greek Revival townhouse in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District strikes a beautiful balance between historic details and modern design. The 8,250-square-foot residence at 81 Pierrepont Street is filled with ornate millwork, organic finishes, and lots of natural light. The turnkey property is seeking $14.5 million, making it one of the most expensive properties currently on the market in Brooklyn.

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