Calling all historic preservationists, townhouse connoisseurs, and brownstone lovers. If you’re looking to nerd out on original detail and old polite-society New York, we may have found just the home for you. The broker of this bauble cleverly describes it as the “height of the Heights” because of its location in a quiet cul-de-sac at the highest elevation in Brooklyn Heights. The five-story home has only had a few owners, so it’s well-preserved, and it boasts a restored brownstone façade on a 125-foot lot.
Elegant walnut Eastlake doors set the tone as you enter on the parlor floor. Inside, the warm double parlor features 12-foot ceilings, oversized windows, and tons of original details like crown and ceiling moldings, marquetry floors, wainscoting, a functioning white marble fireplace, speaking tubes and mahogany pocket doors and shutters. In the back, a south-facing dining room next to the kitchen has a bay window overlooking the private garden.
The home is currently set up as a triplex with a top floor apartment and a garden apartment, but it can easily be converted. The second floor is probably best suited for the master as it has a large bedroom and an equally large library–both with marble fireplaces–and a walk-through closet connecting the two. Next to the library is a home office. The third floor has a similar layout, and a laundry room.
Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights