Stars and stripes highlight new-old-fashioned style in this $10.5M Brooklyn Heights brownstone

Posted On Tue, July 3, 2018 By

Posted On Tue, July 3, 2018 By In Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

This palatial five-story, 19th-century brownstone at 13 Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights is a study in meticulously preserved historic detail integrated into a crisp, livable setting of all-American decor. After an 18-month renovation, the nearly 6,000-square-foot Yankee Doodle Dandy of a home appeared in Swedish Elle Decor, Paris Vogue, and MilK Magazine. Asking $10.5 million, the legal two-family dwelling is currently being used as a single-family home, complete with deck, backyard, gym, media room, and six bedrooms.

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

Larger than most of its kind at 25 feet wide and 52 feet deep, the 5,900-square-foot home spans five floors of sun-filled rooms, large windows, French doors and tall townhouse ceilings. In addition to 14 rooms, there’s plenty of storage and closet space throughout.

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1,800 square feet of outdoor space includes a “park-like” rear garden, two sprawling cedar decks and a landscaped front garden.

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

The usual drama is in evidence on the home’s parlor floor, where original arches frame three open living areas. In the front parlor, a carved white marble fireplace provides a clean contrast with the wide-plank dark-stained reclaimed white oak floor that you’ll find throughout the house.

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

An open kitchen and dining area open onto a deck just beyond a set of classic French doors. Kitchen appliances include a Miele oven, cooktop and dishwasher and a SubZero refrigerator, paired with trim custom white matte lacquer cabinets by Effeti-Florence.

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

On the second floor, three children’s rooms are accompanied by two baths and a laundry room. This cheerful, sprawling space also includes plenty of built-in storage.

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

Another floor up is a full-floor master suite. The master bedroom boasts a new gas fireplace and a luxurious bath with radiant floor heat, a soaking tub, and a walk-in shower. French doors open onto a cedar deck overlooking the townhouse gardens on Monroe Place. Behind the master bedroom and a second bedroom, a walk-in closet and dressing room stand at the ready;  that second bedroom is currently being used as a tranquil study.

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

On the home’s top floor you’ll find an Oscar-worthy media room, another bath, and a fully-equipped home gym.

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

Back downstairs on the garden floor that anchors this classic city estate, you’ll find a separate under-stoop entrance and a back door that opens to the back garden. The garden floor can easily be transformed into a separate apartment with a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bath.

Though its interiors show a love for Americana and old-fashioned style, the home’s infrastructure is entirely 21st-century, including a Savant home automation system, an integrated sound system, an audiovisual security system and more. Well-maintained mechanicals include five-zone central air conditioning.

[Listing: 13 Monroe Place by Joan Goldberg for Brown Harris Stevens]

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