While this two-bedroom floor-through co-op is somewhat modest in size, its well laid out floor plan, details, and terrace bigger than the second bedroom give it lots of character and additional room to spread out. It’s on the fourth and penultimate floor (including the garden floor) of a 25-foot-wide five-unit brick and brownstone townhouse at 166 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights, located a couple of blocks from the promenade.
The master bedroom and the living room are both large rooms, each with a wood burning fireplace and gray marble mantel. The ceilings aren’t unusually high but about what you would expect for was likely originally a second tier of bedrooms.
The master bedroom, which faces the front of the building, has a bay with five windows. The second bedroom has built-in bookcases and wide floor boards. The living room has room for a small table for eating, a built-in bookcase that frames the opening to the kitchen, and steps up to a door leading out to the terrace.
With wood deck and iron railing, the terrace certainly makes a compelling picture in the listing, outfitted with dining table and chairs, lounge chair and brightly colored annuals in pots.
The windowed kitchen is perhaps the most compact part of the unit — not counting the bathroom, which is not pictured — but it is recently renovated and has a cool vintage 1960s industrial feel and two under-counter Sub-Zero fridges. The cabinetry is custom fitted to the space and clean lined. The bottom row of cabinets are turquoise; uppers are wood. There is a matching turquoise mosaic tile backsplash and stainless steel counters.
There’s also a washer/dryer in the apartment, tucked in a closet near the entrance, and three additional closets. And while the apartment is a walkup, the listing notes a “gracious” stairwell, which might be something to see during the open house today, Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
The historical vintage of the house presents a bit of a conundrum. It was built circa 1840-49, according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission map for Brooklyn Heights, but as the map information mentions, later renovations altered the appearance of the facade. The exterior features a circa 1880s Neo-Grec or Queen Anne cornice, an impressive cast iron oriel that could date from about the same time, and a neo-Classical doorway surround that could have been added sometime around the turn of the 20th century.
Listed by Jennifer Burns of Brown Harris Stevens, it’s asking $1.4 million. And while the coop has no underlying mortgage, according to the listing, the maintenance is on the high end at $1,485. Worth looking into for Brooklyn Heights?
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