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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

153 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn brownstone, original details

This adorable one-bedroom apartment is in a brownstone at 153 Joralemon Street, right in the heart of what is arguably Brooklyn’s most prestigious neighborhood. The Brooklyn Heights pad showcases original prewar details in such a way that is just so Brooklyn, and it can be all yours for just $439,000.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

34 Grace Court, Brooklyn Heights, landmarked historic home

Calling all historic preservationists, townhouse connoisseurs, and brownstone lovers. If you’re looking to nerd out on original detail and old polite-society New York, we may have found just the home for you. The broker of this bauble cleverly describes it as the “height of the Heights” because of its location in a quiet cul-de-sac at the highest elevation in Brooklyn Heights. The five-story home has only had a few owners, so it’s well-preserved, and it boasts a restored brownstone façade on a 125-foot lot.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

90 Remsen Street, bucolic penthouse, original detail, urban oasis outdoor deck

If you like your city with a side of country, you’ll love this Brooklyn Heights duplex penthouse on Remsen Street, asking $2.675 million. This place is the definition of the best of both worlds: a city pad with a bucolic vibe, original details with modern technology, plus it’s spacious and has a private planted deck while still being close to transportation and neighborhood hot spots. Yes, this penthouse definitely earns the title of most well-rounded.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

3 pierrepont place, brooklyn's most expensive home

There’s no shortage of beauty inside, out, or around this stunning Brooklyn Heights mansion which has just hit the market for a record $40 million—the most expensive residential property ever listed in the borough. While that amount may make our mere mortal hearts skip a beat, the price tag is certainly warranted when you consider the following: It encompasses 17,500 square feet, there are 15 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, and more than 9,000 square feet of garden and outdoor space, and it boasts enough original details to make even the biggest history buff’s head spin.

As the listing so aptly states, “Much like a long awaited centennial celebration, a residential sale of this magnitude comes around very seldom, and when it does, quite often history is made.”

Tour the spectacular $40M home here

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors

80 Poplar Street, Brooklyn Heights

As soon as we saw the country charm inside this city dwelling we couldn’t help be reminded of the classic TV series Green Acres. Even if you’re too young to remember the clash of wills between attorney-turned-farmer Oliver Wendell Douglas (played by Eddie Albert) and his metropolis-loving and glamorous wife Lisa (played by Eva Gabor), it doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the exquisite juxtaposition of rustic beauty and urban convenience found in this historic wood frame home at 80 Poplar Street in Brooklyn Heights.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

62 Joralemon Street, Elizabeth Roberts, Ensemble Architects, landmark YMCA building

On a gorgeous, tree-lined street in Brooklyn Heights lies this fully-renovated apartment at the top of the landmarked former YMCA building at 62 Joralemon Street. As we wrote about in September, the loft-style duplex was given new life by Elizabeth Roberts of Ensemble Architects, who used a combination of salvaged and new materials to create the ultimate Brooklyn pad. And it can now be yours for $2.295 million.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

Bring Your Books to This Bright Brooklyn Heights Pad

By Aisha Carter, Tue, January 13, 2015

150 Joralemon Street, near Brooklyn Heights Promenade, near Montague Street, built-in bookshelves

You know you’re in a coveted neighborhood when the brokerbabble doesn’t even have to describe the home. This sunny two-bedroom apartment at 150 Joralemon Street has only two words to say to make you grab your realtor and come running: Brooklyn Heights. Yep, for $545,000 you can live in one of Brooklyn’s most prestigious neighborhoods, with quiet, tree-lined streets and the East River practically at your doorstep. And the apartment is not too shabby, either.

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Architecture, Brooklyn Heights, Interiors

cool building facades, brooklyn townhouse, brooklyn heights homes, brooklyn heights rea estate, dean / wolf architects, transforming facade, transforming buildings

Fusing indoor and outdoor space is a rare occurrence in places like New York City, where outside real estate rarely constitutes anything more than a 2 foot x 5 foot fire escape. So when the residents of this Brooklyn Heights townhouse moved into their new pad, they knew that their spacious backyard would have to be the star of their home. As such, the Brooklynites called upon Dean / Wolf Architects to take on the task of breathing new life into their townhouse, and by the looks of things, they couldn’t have chosen better. Instead of simply employing floor-to-ceiling windows to make the connection, the savvy architects designed an operable, puzzle-like rear facade that allows the home’s inhabitants to seamlessly join the indoors and the out with just a few turns of the wrist.

More on the aptly named ‘Operable Boundary Townhouse/Garden’ here

Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Recent Sales

Lena Dunham Buys $4.8M Brooklyn Heights Condo

By Annie Doge, Tue, December 9, 2014

30 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights, Lena Dunham

According to the Daily Mail, Girls creator Lena Dunham has scooped up a $4.8 million condo at 30 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, the former offices of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle–now known as The Heights. Despite the recent controversy over her memoir, 28-year-old Dunham is really moving up in the world. Not only did she reportedly get a $3.7 million book advance, but her first home in the neighborhood at 145 Hicks Street cost her only $500,000. She purchased her newest residence under a trust and still owns her one-bedroom pad.

Dunham shares her new home with boyfriend and Fun frontman Jack Antonoff, who has been spotted on moving duty while Dunham is on her book tour. The four-bedroom corner apartment is completely elegant and modern, a sure sign that the “girl” is growing up.

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Architecture, Brooklyn Heights, Interiors

Ben Hansen, state street townhouse, modern town house brooklyn heights, brooklyn heights modern homes, brooklyn interiors, green homes brooklyn,

Architect Ben Hansen’s State Street townhouse is a contemporary masterpiece located in one of Brooklyn’s most charming neighborhoods. Originally a dated townhome with a dysfunctional floor plan, Hansen used this project as a chance to reinterpret the classic brownstone typology as a modern home suited for a young couple and their three small children. Hansen gutted the interior and joined the parlor floor rooms to create a space that both allows the home’s inhabitants to move easily between spaces and enjoy their verdant surroundings from within.

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