Few homes combine the width, exposures, light, and scale of this remarkable prize townhouse. 169 Congress Street is a regal 5-story, 25-foot wide brownstone facing directly towards Brooklyn's Cobble Hill Park. A recentlycompleted, never-lived-in renovation makes this 7,200sf home a rare find indeed.
With seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms, and three outdoor spaces, this townhouse also boasts a truly rare feature: a two-story 14 x 28-foot extension that allows for an impressively scaled parlor floor to include the kitchen with two exposures, plus below a garden floor bedroom or additional living room.
The parlor floor features almost 13-foot high ceilings and full height parlor windows that embrace the park exposures and flood the home with light. The restored plaster moldings and original floors and mantels, deliver the quintessential Brooklyn townhouse dream. The double-sized parlor features a large arched entranceway connecting it to the formal dining room. Having a sizable kitchen on this floor is a dream: a butler's pantry with glass cabinetry and marble counter graces the entrance to the kitchen, opening up to a sizable center island and tons of custom-built cabinetry and counter space. A 6-burner Viking range with griddle and double ovens, SubZero refrigerator, along with two sinks and stainless steel counters allow for a master chef. The deck outside the kitchen is perfect for grilling and al-fresco dining!
On the third floor is thePrimary Bedroom Suite and a gorgeous library with a wood-burningfireplace, and a home office. The walk-in closet and rewly renovated en-suite bathroom create an oasis of tranquility. The large terrace delivers inspiring views of the gardens to the east and west, the perfect respite from the urban sprawl that is so close by, yet so distant.
On the fourth floor, there are two large bedrooms, another home office and, a fully renovated windowed bathroom.
The fifth floor, once an artist's studio, has been given new life as a spectacular sky-lit great room, with a large guestroom and beautiful windowed bathroom.
On the garden floor, two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms also include an open kitchen and dining room. This floor can easily be used as a separate apartment for guests, or asan additional living and/or workspace. The cellar below has an abundance of storage space and houses the boiler and hot water heater. The mechanical systems of this beautiful house are in excellent condition, with five zones of central air conditioning and heat.
This location is a beneficiary of three neighborhoods, centered between Brooklyn Heights and Carrol Gardens, close to all retail, restaurants, transportation, parks and so much more that makes Brooklyn one of the most desired neighborhoods in all of New York.
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