The late Greek Revival brick row house at 160 Hoyt Street in Boerum Hill has come down in price since it last appeared on the market in 2015, but if anything it’s looking prettier than before with its updated furnishings. The house has impressive foliate crown moldings in the parlors and original marble mantels, and the white paint and pared-down bookshelves give it an airy feel.
The four stories are configured as a triplex over a garden floor rental. The front parlor has impressively high ceilings, an ornate medallion that matches the crown moldings, recent built-ins, a typical Italianate marble mantel and pocket doors.
The latter lead to the rear parlor, which is similarly decked out. It’s used as a dining room, with the kitchen running along the side. Two sets of French doors lead to an attractive wood deck with steps down to a grassy, ivy-walled garden.
The kitchen has an island with swirly granite counters and upper IKEA-style cabinets that give it a galley orientation while maintaining a greater openness.
Upstairs on the bedroom floors are more built-ins and typical Greek Revival period marble mantels. The master bedroom suite spans the third floor and includes a large rear bedroom with an en suite bathroom, guest bedroom or office in the front, walk-in closet and laundry room.
The en suite bathroom has been updated with green and white tile with a checkerboard patterned border and a marble counter on a modern vanity. The top floor has three more bedrooms and another full bathroom. (The house has three bathrooms in total.)
The garden floor rental is not pictured, but the floor plan shows a nicely laid out one-bedroom apartment with two mantels, a semi-open kitchen, and four closets.
160 Hoyt Street is in the Boerum Hill Historic District, part of a row of four built in 1852 by Brooklyn carpenter James Miller. Its Greek Revival facade has its original recessed door surround with pilasters and narrow lights on each side, and dentil molding under a transom. Later Neo-Grec alterations include the brownstone door and window hoods. It has a bracketed cornice and arched Italianate iron railings.
The building has been in the hands of the same family for at least 18 years. It’s on the market now for $3.495 million, with Jason Crew and Sephrah Towbin of Corcoran handling the listing. Is it a good deal?
[Photos by Cody McGovern of RISE Media, courtesy of The Corcoran Group]
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