$16.75M Brooklyn Heights townhouse has historic layout and modern extras, like a basement movie theater

$16.75M Brooklyn Heights townhouse has historic layout and modern extras, like a basement movie theater

September 13, 2023

Photo credit: Scott Wintrow for Sotheby’s International Realty

The graceful brick townhouse at the aptly-named 25 Grace Court is a landmarked beauty in one of New York City’s loveliest historic districts. Asking $16,750,000, the five-story urban mansion is a 5,975-square-foot single-family home, perfectly renovated from top to bottom, but with rarely-seen care taken to preserve its original grandeur. The home has received architectural preservation awards from the NY Landmarks Conservancy and the Brooklyn Heights Association–and we can see why.

Two complete renovations by talented professionals mean the property has everything you’ll need for comfortable and stylish 21st-century living while enjoying its timeless charm. Highlights include high-end chef’s kitchens, a plush screening room, and a home gym. The 30-foot-wide townhouse also boasts a multi-level rear garden, multi-zone central A/C, gas heating, and six wood-burning fireplaces.

Past entry doors set with Tiffany glass, you’ll find yourself in the grand foyer beneath ceilings that reach 13 feet high. Surrounding the space–and on every floor–are delicate ceiling details, open fretwork transoms, and tall townhouse windows.

The parlor floor holds a large living room with bespoke built-ins and a fireplace. A formal dining room features custom Gracie wallpaper and a built-in bar with SubZero refrigerators. A magazine-worthy main kitchen is framed by a barrel ceiling, cove lighting, and plenty of custom cabinetry, anchored by Viking and SubZero appliances. Rounding out the parlor floor is a powder room–and access to the backyard.

Downstairs on the garden level is a large velvet-and-leather-wrapped home theater and a gym. The downstairs kitchen offers a built-in SubZero refrigerator, a Delonghi dual cooktop with a vented hood, and marble worktops. From this level, step right out into the fully landscaped rear garden, which offers a private front garden entrance.

On the second floor, the primary bedroom has the luxury of dual en-suite baths, a bay window alcove, and a fireplace, as well as access to a dressing room. Two more versatile bedrooms are on this floor.

On the third floor are three more bedrooms; one is currently being used as an enchanted children’s playroom, with garden views and a gas fireplace. This floor also offers a glamorous, historically-appointed bath with a free-standing marble tub, a glass-enclosed shower, and two windows.

Climbing to the home’s apex, you’ll find a spacious attic–a just-right spot for a full laundry room and plenty of storage.

The house sits on a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by notable historic landmarks like Grace Church and the Remsen Street townhouse gardens. The neighborhood is steps from panoramic views of the New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, and the Manhattan skyline.

[Listing details: 25 Grace Court at Sotheby’s International Realty by Karen Heyman and Alan Heyman]


Photo credit: Scott Wintrow for Sotheby’s International Realty

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