A Greek Revival row house that tested the waters two years ago and got price chopped significantly before being taken off the market has reappeared at a lower price with some cosmetic touch-ups. It’s a pre-Civil War, 22-foot-wide brick house that is five stories high, including the garden level and mansard-roofed attic with dormers and a skylight. Two decks, one on the parlor level and one on the third floor, are nice extras.
A certificate of occupancy shows it is a three-family, and the current configuration is two duplexes over a garden-floor rental, although it’s in use as a one-family, according to the listing.
Black marble mantels, ear moldings and, on the top floor, wide floor boards are historic features evident in photos. The other wood floors look to have been replaced at some point, along with a parlor-level galley kitchen with stainless steel counters, blue enamel cabinets and double ovens. A door from the rear opens to the deck.
The adjacent dining room has a recessed niche for modern glass shelves and big sliding glass doors access the deck. The front parlor is more traditional with a gold veined black marble mantel around a wood-burning fireplace, the aforementioned ear moldings, plus new floors and a few recessed lights.
We see more mantels on the third and fourth floors, and another wood-burning fireplace in the attic, which has exposed brick and beams, and a skylight in the roof and slit cut through the rear wall to bring in additional light. A pretty landscaped garden in back has a stone pathway and well-established plants.
Other notable features include central air and a temperature-controlled wine room. We don’t see photos of the other two kitchens, four bathrooms and one powder room, but the house is in move-in condition, according to the listing, from Lindsay Barton Barrett at Douglas Elliman.
35 Sidney Place is in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. It is one of a row of Greek Revival style brick houses completed in 1846.
The house has been in the same family for decades. It went on the market in 2017 asking $8.3 million. Now it’s back with a fresh coat of white paint, new photos, and an asking price of $6.25 million. Is the price right today?
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