As much a piece of New York City history as the Empire State Building, this 50-foot by 24-foot Brooklyn Heights Federal-era wood-frame masterpiece offers the genteel elegance of a bygone era. "Cheerfully austere, as elegant and other-era as formal calling cards, these houses bespeak an age of able servants and solid fireside ease; of horses in musical harness," wrote Truman Capote of 13 Pineapple and its ilk when he lived just around the corner in 1959.
Encompassing approximately 4,000 square feet over four stories, and offering the ultimate amenity - a PRIVATE GARAGE - this 1830 house has been lovingly preserved and updated throughout the years. Built around a classic center hall design, the home boasts seven bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, and windows on all four sides flood the home with unprecedented sunshine. With charming architectural detail and modern updates, the home strikes the ideal balance of historic reverence and contemporary ease.
Arrive in the delightful parlor level and take in handsome rooms for lavish entertaining. The bright living room is wrapped in windows looking out on this historic neighborhood and backyard views, a stately marble fireplace adding a warm focal point, while in the adjacent formal dining room, period built-ins add abundant charm. The expansive renovated eat-in kitchen, overlooking the garden, features rows of custom cabinetry, top-notch stainless steel appliances, and a bay window banquette provides the perfect perch for morning coffee.
On the second floor, you'll find a large master suite with corner windows, en suite bathroom and a lavish custom dressing room. The second bedroom on this level is adjoined by a private study. On the top floor, four more sunny bedrooms are surrounded by the home's signature mullioned windows and paved with wide-plank hardwood floors.
Downstairs, the garden level provides a cozy space for relaxation including a large rec room with a fireplace and wet bar, a walk-in closet, large laundry room and wine room, plus a full bedroom suite with private bath. Outside, the sizeable backyard beckons with mature landscaping and a brick patio.
Located within the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, this home is situated one of the world's most coveted residential enclaves. The promenade with its jaw-dropping Manhattan views is mere yards from your front door, and massive Brooklyn Bridge Park provides near endless open space and recreation just beyond. Transportation from this sought-after neighborhood is a breeze with 2/3, A/C, R and 4/5 trains plus the Fulton Ferry Landing all nearby.