If you’re drawn to the idea of living in a Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival but not in the market for a whole house, this duplex at 94 Joralemon Street offers a historic-feeling parlor floor and outdoor space.
It’s a condo with two bedrooms and two baths, all desirable features not often found in historic buildings. It’s located in an 1850s Greek Revival brick mansion in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, as Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen has detailed. The building served as a YWCA for much of the 20th century and went condo sometime in the 1980s, with five units.
The layout is pleasantly symmetrical with a center stair, rather like a house, although both bedrooms and bathrooms are located on a semi-subterranean lower level and probably don’t get a lot of light.
Among the apartment’s attractive features are high ceilings, two wood-burning fireplaces, plaster decorations, picture frame railings, herringbone floors and shutters.
The minimalist kitchen is located along one wall in the rear parlor, which serves as a dining room. This leads out to a fenced-in landscaped patio.
The master bedroom is good size, with built-in shelves in a niche where a fireplace used to be. The two secondary bedrooms are on the narrow side; one has an exposed brick wall.
Storage is abundant for an apartment: The home has at least seven good-sized closets — more, if you care to turn a windowless office space into walk-in storage. There is also a washer/dryer in the unit, which has had the same owner since 1991.
The home is four blocks from Brooklyn Bridge Park and, in the opposite direction, four blocks from the 4 and 5 trains at Borough Hall.
Listed by Brown Harris Stevens’ Nancy Giddins, the home is asking $1.75 million, which at 1,404 square feet works out to just under $1,250 a square foot. Common charges are $559 and taxes are $1,029 a month. Worth it?
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