Tucked away on a tranquil Brooklyn Heights block, this amazing five-story Federal era townhouse has the grand room proportions associated with the period along with the simple historic detailing that can complement a variety of interior designs. Built in 1845 it stands 23 feet wide on a 135-foot-deep lot with landscaped gardens both in the front and back. It is currently used as a single family house, though its legal use allows for three units.
The parlor level features high ceilings, oversized west windows with built in shutters, original moldings and trim, and original black-veined marble wood burning fireplace. The spacious parlor easily accommodates a grand piano, and is sun filled from its west window. The formal dining room with custom built-ins has a glass sliding door overlooking a serene award-winning garden.
Custom-built St. Charles kitchen contains sleek eco-friendly stainless steel counter tops, stainless steel blue enamel covered cabinets, a double sink, double oven and 4 burner stove top. A glass sliding door opens to the outside dining deck leading to the lovely mature planted garden. Note on this parlor level there is a powder room and coat closet.
A windowed home office is located on the second floor extension. The master en-suite bedroom has the original glass windows and shutters, large walk-in closet, a huge bathroom with Jacuzzi and an enclosed glass shower. Overlooking the rear garden is a generous second bedroom with bath and access to a private porch. Both bedrooms have decorative fireplaces.
The third floor has a charming windowed landing, two extra-large bedrooms with high ceilings, walk-in closets, plus a bathroom with laundry. There is a gallery kitchen, which is great for late night snacks.
Finished attic floor will take your breath away, with its high wood-beamed ceiling, wide floorboards, and cozy country-like brick wood burning fireplace, a skylight and a huge loft space for multiple uses, such as playroom, rec room, library or gym. There are two dormer front windows and windows along the back. The central air system is housed in a separate room.
The garden level with its separate entrance can function either as au pair quarters or as a high income rental. There is a door that opens to a patio and rear garden. Beneath the garden apartment the vast basement space contains a climate-controlled wine cellar, and ample storage. Shown by private appointment.