Historic $1.4M Brooklyn Heights Charmer Solves Dilemma of Classic 1960s TV Series

Posted On Thu, January 29, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, January 29, 2015 By In Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors

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.

80 Poplar Street, Brooklyn Heights

Anyone stepping inside this rare three-bedroom co-op from its gas-lit block would be hard pressed to believe they’re in the middle of bustling Brooklyn.

80 Poplar Street, Brooklyn Heights

80 Poplar Street, Brooklyn Heights

Every room features beautiful exposed brick, beamed ceilings, wooden columns and wide-plank flooring, with the current owner’s design choices perfectly complementing the home’s 1830s origin.

80 Poplar Street, Brooklyn Heights

80 Poplar Street, Brooklyn Heights

Lovely built-ins, two working fireplaces, and a shared bluestone patio delightfully add to the authentic appeal–and with all the amenities and culture of city living close at hand, we think we’ve found the perfect $1.4 million compromise for Oliver “Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside” and Lisa “Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue” Douglas. If Green Acres isn’t the place for them, this Brookyn Heights home just might be.

[Listing: 80 Poplar Street by Jill Seligson Braver of Brown Harris Stevens]

[Via CityRealty]

Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights



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