Rare 19th-century Williamsburg townhouse offers gardens and river views for $4M

Posted On Fri, March 10, 2017 By

Posted On Fri, March 10, 2017 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Williamsburg

This four-unit, 19th-century townhouse at 52 South 6th Street isn’t your average Williamsburg dwelling, if only because 19th-century townhouses are the exception in the trendy north Brooklyn neighborhood. This particular home, however, didn’t get the memo and awaits with sunny interiors, gardens, and a waterfront spot where–according to the listing–you can watch the boats on the East River from your front porch, all for $4 million.

The home is currently divided into four units, one per floor. Well-preserved original details like wide-plank pine flooring should make the prospect of choosing and configuring living spaces a pleasant adventure.

Marble fireplaces, original mahogany handrails and entryway tiles, detailed moldings and ceiling medallions, French doors and lots of windows make this rare free-standing home a study in historic details and unique townhouse living.

The home’s formal front and rear gardens were designed by a noted horticulturalist and “boast extensive varieties of roses (list available!), lilacs, honeysuckle, rhododendron and azaleas, ferns, boxwood, holly, ivy, bulbs and perennials, a full organic kitchen herb garden–and hops!” The garden includes a digital irrigation system, a well cistern, central bluestone terracing and walkways that are perfect for entertaining.

According to the listing, at least 80 guests have been wined and dined within its charmed walls–and here’s the evidence:

Should you want to attend someone else’s dinner soiree, the J, M, Z and L subways and the East River Ferry are all nearby, as is the Williamsburg bridge.

[Listing: 52 South 6th Street by Ray Martin and Minnette Le Blanc for the Le Blanc Organization]
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