This $6M Brooklyn Heights house has historic interiors and a ‘secret’ subway tunnel next door

Posted On Tue, February 8, 2022 By

Posted On Tue, February 8, 2022 By In Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Photo credit: DDreps

The stately 19th-century row house at 60 Joralemon Street is everything a lover of historic homes could want. Asking $5,999,000, the 3,280-square-foot single-family townhouse has the necessary modern upgrades covered, and its historic interiors have been preserved and enhanced with details that would be right at home in the Brooklyn Heights dwelling’s earliest days. In addition to plenty of period charm, the tidy brick townhouse has a neighbor with a secret: Next door at number 58 is one of 6sqft’s previously featured “underground and secret NYC attractions,” in the form of a concealed New York City subway vent.

Built in 1845 and on the market for the first time in 30 years, the four-story townhouse features four marble working fireplaces, original pocket doors, original pine floors, antique chandeliers and wall sconces, and original ceiling medallions brushed with 14K gold.

On the modern convenience side, there are Sonos speakers, recessed lighting, an updated HVAC system, new sash windows and repointed front and rear facades, to name just a few.

The home’s layout has remained faithful to the way 19th-century townhouses were arranged. On the garden level is a clean and ageless farmhouse kitchen with a built-in dining nook and a breakfast bar. The kitchen is fitted with new high-end appliances. Also on this level is a cozy den/media room.

Just outside the kitchen is a landscaped patio. This bluestone-paved al fresco paradise spans the width of the townhouse and its aforementioned neighbor; apparently, a subway vent has no use for an urban oasis.

On the parlor level are the home’s formal living and dining rooms. A butler’s pantry serves the latter with a dumbwaiter that can ferry dishes between the two floors. Details like custom cabinetry, felt-lined utensil drawers, a SubZero wine fridge, and a second dishwasher make 21st-century entertaining effortless.

In keeping with its decorative period style, the home’s current owners had each of the four bedrooms hand-stenciled by artist Emma Tapley. The primary suite comprises the entire third floor, with a dressing room, his-and-hers closets, a study, and a marble-clad en-suite bath.

On the fourth floor are three more bedrooms and another full bath. The unfinished cellar is ideal for storage and has a side-by-side washer-dryer and utility sink.

Located steps from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and waterfront, this old-world-meets-modern townhouse is near all public transportation and some of the most charming shops and restaurants in the city.

[Listing details: 60 Joralemon Street by Tricia Lee, Ryan Serhant, and Jeffrey St. Arromand of SERHANT.]


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Neighborhoods : Brooklyn Heights



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