Here’s a transitional Federal–Greek 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.
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?
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