2 Grace Court is one of the few cooperatives in Brooklyn Heights, a neighborhood mostly filled with townhouses. Built in 1922-23 by the architect Mortimer Freehof, it was specifically constructed on an elevated site near the waterfront so the building would get commanding views of the New York Harbor and Manhattan skyline. And this is the best kind of apartment you could find in such a building: The three-bedroom corner duplex has 12 large windows, southern and western exposures, and views of the East River, Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan from every room.
The spacious entry foyer opens up into the living and dining room, a corner exposure that’s completely flanked with windows that peek out onto both Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom are also on this main floor of the duplex.
The galley kitchen, which also has a window to bring in more light, boasts fancy appliances, under-the-cabinetry lighting, and a baby blue tile backsplash. An interior window from the kitchen looks out onto the living and dining room.
Built in bookshelves and views of the East River? Doesn’t get much lovelier than that. This bonus sitting room is located on the second floor.
The master bedroom is also located on the top floor of the duplex. It’s got some nice historic touches like moldings and high ceilings, and the light blue color makes for a bright space.
Also on the upper floor, besides the master bedroom and the sitting room, is another bedroom, a windowed bathroom, den and home office area. It’s a sprawling and versatile floorplan, one in which you could easily add more bedrooms if needed.
Those views are undeniably awesome, and the building even has a finished roof deck to soak it in even more. It’s also hard to beat the location of this co-op, steps from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade (where, as you guessed it, there are more great views), Brooklyn Bridge Park (yes, views there too), and the main drag of the neighborhood on Montague Street.
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Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s
Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights