This mint, renovated home is sophisticated and elegant with prolific original architectural detailing. Beautifully restored, this 20 foot wide, five-story, single-family townhouse has a full basement, landscaped garden and open, west facing views of Manhattan. Currently used as a four bedroom, six and a half bath home, the house could have seven bedrooms, all with en-suite baths. Situated on the quintessential townhouse block in Brooklyn Heights, this 5500+/- square-foot home features high ceilings, six working fireplaces, five-zone central air and a 420 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar. Every detail of this home is executed in the most impeccable taste incorporating luxurious finishes and materials throughout. This home combines the best of family living with gracious entertaining.
Garden Level: Entering through a deep planted forecourt, the under the stoop entrance leads into a large family room with wood-burning fireplace and full bath. The rear bedroom with an en-suite bath overlooks the charming limestone and brick garden. There are four large closets and a washer/dryer on this level.
Parlor Level: The beautiful, front door vestibule entry opens to reveal a sweeping, carved, walnut staircase. The large dining room with 12.5 ft. ceilings is centered on a gas burning fireplace with the original, alabaster mantle. The intricately restored ceiling moldings catch one's eye immediately. The walls are hand stenciled in a floral design and the room overlooks beautiful Garden Place. Stunning red lacquered pocket doors lead to an expansive chef's gourmet eat-in kitchen with working gas fireplace and top-of-the-line appliances. The stylishly designed professional kitchen has oak custom cabinetry with abundant storage. The west facing kitchen with large windows is flooded with sunlight. A powder room and coat closet complete this floor.
Third Level: The graceful and fully rebuilt black walnut staircase leads to the elegant and beautifully proportioned living room with 12 foot ceilings. A wet bar and gas fireplace create a stunning and inviting room for entertaining.
The large, east facing master suite with triple large windows overlooks Garden Place and has an en-suite bathroom, a spacious walk-in closet and gas fireplace with the original, alabaster mantel.
Fourth Level: There are two generously sized bedrooms, each with large en-suite bathrooms. There are abundant closets in both rooms and in the hallway. The rear bedroom has wonderful west facing light and the front bedroom boasts an enormous dressing room and walk-in closet. Both have charming fireplaces.
Fifth Level: This top floor has exquisite views of Manhattan's skyscrapers through four large windows, with the new Freedom Tower in full view. This level is currently configured as an open office for two in the rear and a gymnasium with full bath and spacious closet in the front of the house. This could easily be converted into two additional bedrooms, or a master bedroom with a large and gracious sitting room, offering complete privacy. Another washer/dryer and stairway up to the roof complete this floor.
Basement: The basement houses a 420 bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar and spacious dark room fully equipped for the amateur photographer. Mechanicals, a large safe and ample dry storage are located on this level.
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