The surviving carriage houses of Brooklyn Heights lure the passerby with the charm of their scale and inspire the covetous urge to imagine dwelling within.
Wood and brick Federal-style homes were among the first to be built in Brooklyn Heights, beginning in the 1820s. The oldest houses in the Heights still standing today were built in this decade.
Tucked into the southern end of Brooklyn Heights in the enchanting Willow Town area is a stretch of Gothic Revival rowhouses with an unusual architectural feature that looks curiously modern.
While it will never compete with the Dumbo view of the Manhattan Bridge, surely the most Instagrammed shot in Brooklyn, a colorful stretch of Joralemon Street is one of the most photographed spots in Brooklyn Heights.
The interiors of the impressive mansion at 2 Pierrepont Place in Brooklyn Heights, home to a prominent family, were photographed about 80 years ago, before the house was divided into apartments.
Even in 1862, a cow was not a common visitor to the streets of Brooklyn Heights. Yet one wandered onto the property of one Michael Donley.
Just outside of the Carroll Gardens Historic District is 534 Henry Street, a building with a bold and striking mix of Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne elements.
Scattered throughout Brooklyn Heights are delightful remnants of the horse age. Surviving carriage houses, like the one located 151 Willow Street, attract photographers and are targets of extreme real estate envy.
You talkin’ to me? Brownstoner reader Andrew Porter dug up this image of a young Cybill Shepherd and Martin Scorsese posing between shoots of the 1976 film Taxi Driver — in Brooklyn.
If you’re into over-the-top Victorian architecture, you would have loved the Sands Street Memorial Church, which once stood at the corner of Henry and Clark streets in Brooklyn Heights. But if standard “apartment modern” is more your style, then the church’s 1948 replacement just might float your boat.
Old or new(er)? Which do you prefer?