‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Firehouse in Cobble Hill Sells for $6.25M

Posted On Fri, May 15, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, May 15, 2015 By In Celebrities, Historic Homes

The 19th century Cobble Hill carriage house featured in the Julia Roberts movie version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat Pray Love” has just sold for $6.25 million, according to the Observer. We’re reminded of the boho-fabulous Park Slope townhouse featured in Noah Baumbach’s “The Squid and the Whale,” which changed hands for its ask of $3.45 million back in 2012, so this may be a testament to how much the market has shifted since then–or one could compare indie film cred with Julia Roberts-grade mainstream appeal.

Either way, this charming 1840s former firehouse at 172 Pacific Street on a pretty, shade-dappled Cobble Hill block has cinematic qualities on its own. The home, which had been on the market for nearly a year, is unique even on this block of quaint 19th century houses.

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At 25 feet wide, the house is wider than the average townhouse, though only 85 feet deep. Three open, loft-like floors avoid the tiny-room effect. The house is currently set up as a two-unit home but can easily be converted to a single family house with plenty of room for soul-searching (the main floor alone is 2,125 square feet).

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Historic Home, Cobble Hill,

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Roberts, Brooklyn, Historic Home, Cobble Hill,

Exposed wood beams, arched windows and a sun-filled greenhouse add more unique warmth, and an oversized reclaimed brick wood-burning fireplace kicks in some actual heat.

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A brick patio and a terrace off the second floor (and a perennial garden) are the reason people move to Brooklyn.

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The house has been completely updated with central AC and a chef’s kitchen with a huge Viking stove, and in addition to the dramatic modern staircase, there’s apparently room for an elevator!

The Cobble Hill neighborhood is a favorite, with Trader Joe’s, shops and plenty of subways nearby. Deborah Rieders, Sarah Shuken and Noah Studenroth of Corcoran Group had the listing.

[via NYO]

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