This yellow clapboard house at 72 Hicks Street is one of the oldest houses in Brooklyn Heights and has been written about on this site umpteen times. It was built in 1825, according to the listing, and has had many updates over the years.
We see what appear to be three original Federal style mantels as well as later 19th century alterations, including a late Victorian screen and wall coverings in a hallway. The house is 25 feet wide.
Recent updates include a new kitchen and baths with stone counters and tile, a media room, exercise room, office and laundry room. There is also a landscaped garden with flowering trees.
The mechanicals are all new and the house has a combination of central air and mini splits (to preserve the details). It’s set up as a triplex over a garden floor apartment.
The house last sold for $2,900,000 in 2009. The new ask is $10,750,000. Do you think that’s a stretch or about right for this historic home?