Home with a Heart… Welcome to 507 Hicks Street where Cobble Hill meets the Columbia Waterfront. This 19th Century brick home is currently configured as an owner's upper duplex and two free market apartments plus a full cellar. The current family and owner has enjoyed close to three decades in this home and was a local restaurateur and chef. Residing on the upper duplex, this large family's main home focus was the sunny, bright and open kitchen. Yes, a cook's delight with generous food preparation spaces, Viking Stove with external exhaust, butler's pantry and plenty of room for a dinette. This perfect place for warm culinary gatherings continues right into the formal dining with over 9ft ceilings and flows to the roomy and pleasant light filled living room that is enhanced by three windows, beautiful tin ceilings, exposed brick, a fireplace and many inviting spaces to sit and relax. A full bath plus split a/c units can be found on this floor as well and a painted staircase with new carpet leads to the upper level.
The top floor hosts three bedrooms, each with individual character - you will find plenty of built-ins, two fireplaces, exposed brick, tin ceilings and solid wood flooring throughout and a new stackable washer and dryer. A skylit hallway is the perfect centerpiece that nicely connects all rooms and leads to a renovated bathroom with subway tile and semi-frameless glass shower doors, allowing for an open feel, coupled with a second skylight, making this floor a delightful place to unwind.
Rarely do you see a move-in ready home this large, at this price, with good bones, excellent location and two floor-through apartments. You can easily combine the beautiful parlor floor with the duplex and be dazzled with the over 10.5 ft soaring ceilings, oversized windows, crown moldings, chandelier with medallion and ornate fireplace. A pretty center kitchen with French doors leads to the east facing bedroom, where you can catch the morning sun and the second original, decorative mantel stands proudly. The windowed side room, currently a walk-in closet with a custom loft bed above, is perfect for an overnight guest.
The Garden level with a private entrance and long hallway for bike storage, leads to a one bedroom apartment with walkout access to the extensive backyard, creating an extra living space. Tin ceilings, exposed brick, washer/dryer, a/c split unit, custom shutters and wood flooring throughout this apartment makes it a great separate space for an in-law, other extended family, friends or a rental unit. A full cellar for additional storage, boiler room with gas boiler, two hot water heaters, storage room with shelves and utility meters completes this home.
This townhouse is conveniently located within close proximity to great schools if desired, Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Bridge Parks, NY Ferry, Summit Street Community Garden, delicious restaurants, to name a few - Alma, Petite Crevette, Ferdinando's Focacceria, Lucali Pizza, and around the corner is Key Food and Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain too. Come and discover where the old world meets new!
*Several images are virtually staged.