Huge Heights Federal House With Parking, Seafaring Past Asks $10.5 Million

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It’s a piece of history — plus off-street parking.

Up for sale is 13 Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights, a lovely Federal wood-framer dating to the early 19th century, which our own Suzanne Spellen called “the classic Brooklyn Heights house,” and a “beauty” to boot.

It’s seen some updating in its two centuries of existence: The Italianate-style cornice was added in the late 1800s, and the attached garage and stoop were introduced at some later point.

A 1934 story in the Brooklyn Eagle identified it as the longtime home of a port captain, whose late hours and low profile led neighbors to think the house deserted — and described how it was being renovated for the heir of a couple who’d bought the house in 1840.

The place is huge as well as historically significant — the lot takes up 50 feet of Pineapple Street, and within are seven large bedrooms and some 4,000 square feet, spread over four floors with a center stairway. There are 3.5 baths, a study and a dressing room; on the garden level are a laundry room, wine closet and rec room.


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The living and dining room have wide-plank floors, mantels, built-in china cabinets and other period details. The kitchen — the only other space pictured — is modern, with a sweet breakfast nook set within a curved bay window, overlooking the extra-wide (and quite lovely) back yard.

There’s three-zone central air, which we can safely say is not an original feature.

Listed by Brown Harris Stevens brokers Rhea L. Cohen and Jill Seligson Braver, the house is asking $10.5 million, a price that matches its pedigree. What do you think it might go for?

[Listing: 13 Pineapple Street | Broker: Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

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