Pre-Civil War Brooklyn Heights House With Skylit Loft, Wine Cellar, Fireplaces Asks $8.3 Million

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Here’s a transitional FederalGreek Revival-style Brooklyn Heights row house — circa 1845 according to the listing — with original details and acres of space. At 35 Sidney Place, it’s 23 feet wide and five stories high, on a lot that runs 135 feet deep.

Historic details include four mantels and Greek Revival-style door and window casings, as well as original doors and, on the top floor, wide floorboards.

There’s a vast living room with a wood-burning fireplace with a marble mantel. The adjacent dining room has built-ins and a large sliding door that opens to a deck that overlooks the garden. (The listing calls the latter “award-winning,” which may or may not be literal. There’s no photo.)

The certificate of occupancy has it as a three-family, although it’s currently being used as a one-family, according to the listing. There are three kitchens here; there’s one on the third floor — “great for late night snacks,” suggests the listing. The garden level is also set up with a separate kitchen, and could readily be pressed into service as a rental.

None of the kitchens is large; a buyer at this price point (or even a fraction of this price point) may well have visions of something more grand.

As it stands, the parlor floor kitchen is a “custom built St. Charles” model with stainless steel cabinets and countertops — the former lacquered in blue — a double sink and a double oven.


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The second and third floors hold four large bedrooms (two with mantels, one adjoined by a deck), several walk-in closets, a dressing room, a small office, a washer and dryer and the aforementioned extra kitchen.

The top floor is a skylit loft space, and a pretty awesome one, with wide plank floors, a slanted ceiling with exposed wood beams and a wood-burning fireplace. Any number of things could be done with it; the listing suggest a playroom, rec room, library or gym.

There’s a nicely landscaped front garden, and a climate-controlled wine cellar in the basement.

The red brick house has simple Greek Revival details in brownstone and Federal-style dormers.

Listed by Brown Harris Stevens broker Phyllis D. Norton Towers, the house is asking $8.3 million. So the theme of largeness continues. What do you think?

[Listing: 35 Sidney Place | Broker: Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

By Christopher Bride for PropertyShark.

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 35 Sidney Place

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