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?

72 Hicks Street [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP
Photos by Brooklyn Bridge Realty


We’re not always big fans of renovations that merge the old and the new, but here we think the architect hit one out of the ballpark. This Romanesque Revival brownstone at 300 Prospect Place retains quite a few original details, including elaborate wood mantels and moldings, among carefully inserted modern features.

The overall vibe is rustic industrial. Perhaps the most unusual feature is the staircase, which has moved to the rear and bypasses the garden-floor rental completely.


It doesn’t get much grander than this Italianate at 166 Lefferts Place in Bed Stuy. The main attractions here are the elaborately detailed Italianate marble mantels — there are six.

The house also has its original front doors, shutters, inlaid floors, two pier mirrors, and many other original details. Click through for more photos and to see the well-preserved exterior.

It’s set up as two floor-through apartments over an owener’s duplex but the floor plan looks intact and easy to convert to a triplex or one-family. It appears to have been recently updated, with high-end appliances and granite counters in the owner’s kitchen.

An open house is scheduled for this Sunday, the 19th. What do you think of it and the ask of $2,100,000?

166 Lefferts Place Listing [Halstead] GMAP
Photos by Halstead