Here’s an elegant Greek Revival with classic features and a stunning glassy rear extension. Built in the 1840s, the house is located at 15 Garden Place in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
The 25-foot-wide brick home has triangular pediments and other brownstone details on the facade. Inside, classic Greek Revival details include two black marble fireplaces in the double parlors and a white marble fireplace in an upstairs rear bedroom. There are also moldings, an apparently original staircase and newel post, and inlaid parquet floors that appear to date from the early 20th century.
The two-family home — currently being used as a single family — is configured with parlor, dining room and kitchen on the parlor floor and bedrooms above, according to the listing. What exactly is on the garden floor is a bit of a mystery (there is no floor plan) but it likely includes the “mudroom for bikes, boots, racquets and supplies” specified in the listing. Altogether the house has seven bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms (none of the latter are pictured).
The large kitchen, located in the aforementioned glassy rear extension, is a splendid space thanks to its wall and ceiling of windows. It has no lack of storage and prep areas, thanks to extensive granite counters and white cupboards, as well as a vented cooktop, two wall ovens and a broiler. It leads out to a deck with stairs to the garden.
On the second story is a master-bedroom suite with balcony overlooking the garden.
The house has central air, laundry, voice intercom and security systems, and a “dry spacious cellar.”
The home, located within the Brooklyn Heights Historic District is roughly five blocks from the 4 and 5 trains at Borough Hall. Shops and restaurants, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and Brooklyn Bridge Park are also nearby.
Listed by Kevin J. Carberry of the eponymous real estate firm, the home is asking $8.5 million. What do you think?
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