Own a corner of historic Brooklyn Heights with this home at 23 Willow Place—part of the landmarked neighborhood known as Willowtown. The picturesque setting and old world charm of the 1854 building combine with a modern extension in the back to give an elegant but relaxed feel. The four-floor, seven-bedroom home with a private garden is on the market for $5.1 million.
A highlight of the home is the warm parlor floor, which is where you’ll find most of the original detail work. Hardwood floors with inlaid borders, original light fixtures, ceiling medallions and moldings, and decorative stone fireplaces (there are five throughout the home!) combine with a modern extension in the back to create an inviting atmosphere.
The extension—which bumped the home’s total living area to 3,425 square feet—features a brand-new kitchen and a dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a fully landscaped garden with stone paving. This combination of indoor and outdoor space would make entertaining a breeze.
On the third and fourth floors, you’ll find six bedrooms and two full recently renovated bathrooms with abundant natural light. One of the bedrooms on the third floor—which is currently used as a library—has access to a private roof deck with views of the garden below. The house has generous windows and skylights that welcome in eastern and western light.
Currently, there is a private, one-bedroom rental unit on the garden level, which is accessible only through a separate entrance under the stoop. But the interior stairway connecting the parlor to the garden level is still there and can be reopened for those looking to combine all the floors into a larger single-family home. The unit also has central air conditioning and a newly replaced roof.
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All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights