Airy Greek Revival in Brooklyn Heights Historic District With Tea Porches Asks $7.75 Million

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Here’s a prime historical Brooklyn Heights residence — an 1846 Greek Revival in pristine shape and with many an original feature, including columns, many a mantel and rear “tea porches.” It’s in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District at 26 Willow Street, where it stands in a row of four such houses, written up in a Building of the Day feature a few years back.

The write-up called the houses “extremely gracious, with large, airy parlors and well-proportioned stairways and other interior features,” and the photos here back up that assessment.

Generously sized at 22.5 feet wide, the house is set up as a single family, with a garden-level kitchen, four large bedrooms on the upper floors and a double parlor. There’s also a “full, stand up pitched roof attic” that can be put to some purpose or other.

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The double parlor is a beaut, with a pair of black marble mantels, plaster crown and ceiling moldings, the aforementioned columns, pocket doors and floor-to-ceiling windows in front. (The floors, sadly, are not original.) There’s a serving pantry in the rear, alongside the tea porch, which offers views of lower Manhattan.

The kitchen and baths are tastefully updated, and the former is especially nice, with a brick hearth, high-end appliances, granite countertops and French doors leading to the brick-patio’d garden. The mechanicals are new, including a gas furnace and central air.

Last sold in 2011 for $3.5 million, it’s now asking more than double that: $7.75 million. Brian Lehner at Brown Harris Stevens has the listing. What do you think of it?

[Listing: 26 Willow Street | Broker: Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 26 Willow Street

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