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In early November, Grammy Award-winner Norah Jones listed her Greek Revival Cobble Hill townhouse for $8 million. She had purchased it for $4.9 million in 2009. Located at 166 Amity Street, the four-story, five-bedroom brick home boasts beautiful interiors with preserved 1800s details like wooden ceiling beams, marble mantles, and classical moldings, as well as a disappearing heated pool and hot tub in the lovely backyard. The sale, which was first reported by the Post, has not hit public records yet, so the exact sales price is unknown.
The 1,440-square-foot backyard is comprised of a garden and bluestone patio, all shaded by a Wisteria canopy. Part of the patio is movable and covers the eight-person, smartphone-controlled hot tub when not in use. Speaking of high-tec, the heated lap pool has adjustable depth capabilities, as well as a resistance jet.
Other modern conveniences include radiant heat floors, central air conditioning, double glazed windows, rooftop solar panels, and a Smart Home system.
Some of the original elements of the 4,500-square-foot home include two working firplaces (one wood, one gas), original pocket doors, and oversized north- and west-facing windows with wooden frames.
The rustic kitchen, which is located on the parlor floor, boasts cool details like an antique Garland stove, teak wood island and counters, distressed wooden cabinets, a decorative tile backsplash, a reclaimed wood pantry, and a working fireplace. All of the appliances are Energy Star. Off the kitchen is a breakfast sunroom that overlooks the backyard. There’s also an adjacent media room and powder room.
The master suite occupies the third floor and has a fireplace, walk-in cedar closet, and a bathroom with a tub and steam shower that sits next to a gas fireplace. It also has its own 300-square-foot terrace that can be accessed via floor-to-ceiling French doors.
Two more bedrooms are located on the top floor, as are a full bathroom and a lounge area with a kitchenette. There’s also a large finished basement for more storage or livable space.
“It’s a very special, warm home,” Jones told the Wall Street Journal when it hit the market. “My hunt for a home with a yard began when I got my dog, Ralph…It always felt like an escape from city life. I started my family, made a lot of music and had some truly magical times there.”
We’re not sure what Jones’ plans are, but she’s likely to remain in Cobble Hill, as she bought another home in the neighborhood in 2015. She dropped roughly $6.25 million on the historic carriage house that was featured in the movie Eat, Pray, Love.
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Photos by Christian Harder for Nest Seekers International
Neighborhoods : Cobble Hill