Here’s a five-story, single-family mid-19th century Italianate brownstone in Brooklyn Heights that’s quite a catch for a buyer keen on original notes and a prime location. Located at 47a Willow Street, it has many of its original details — all, according to the listing — including its historic configuration.
It’s narrow at 12.5 feet wide, and the home is currently in estate condition. It has been in the hands of the same family for over 90 years.
The home’s unusual original layout clearly seeks to maximize the compact space — the kitchen is in the front of the garden floor and the parlor is open plan — often a prized arrangement in contemporary times.
Original details on the parlor floor include an ornate pier mirror, ceiling medallions, pocket doors, arched front entry and decorative ceiling moldings. There are five marble mantels throughout the home.
The floor in the garden level dining room has narrow boards and is painted red. The floor in the rear parlor is painted black.
The upper three stories have almost symmetrical floor plans, with one front and one rear bedroom and a full bathroom in between. Three of the bedrooms have their own sinks.
The upper level has an additional hallway closet, and the bathroom on the top floor has a skylight. Neither the kitchen nor any of the bathrooms are pictured.
The home is a little over two blocks from the High Street A and C station, and down the block from the promenade on a quaint, landmarked stretch full of historic row houses.
Corcoran’s Lisa Sulfaro has the listing, which is asking $3.5 million. We hope it appeals to a buyer who will appreciate the original details. What do you think of property?
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