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.
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.
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.
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.
Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights