A private garden has decided appeal in these times, and added to that this Brooklyn Heights apartment has two bedrooms, two full baths and — should cooler weather ever return — a wood-burning fireplace. It’s on the first floor of a four-unit co-op in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District at 313 Hicks Street.
The four-story brick building was built as one of a row of flats in the early 1880s. Historic maps show the row in place by 1886 and the same year “flats on the Heights” were advertised at 303 to 315 Hicks Street for $25 per room. While some in the row have lost their cornices or Neo-Grec-style incised ornament on the door surrounds and lintels, they all retain their angled bays, a style often described as “V front” houses in ads of the time.
The living space of this floor-through unit is placed in that bay, overlooking the street, while two bedrooms and two baths are at the rear. The living area isn’t overly large but it has wood floors and a wood burning fireplace with built-in bookshelves on either side, as well as recessed lighting.
It’s open to a kitchen with white Shaker-style cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash and stone counters. A patterned tile floor and an island of blue cabinets with a stainless steel range hood above provide some visual separation from the living area.
A hallway with a closet leads to the two bedrooms and two baths. The larger bedroom has a walk-in closet and access to the rear garden. There’s also an en suite bath with white fixtures, a shower with blue subway tiles and a washer/dryer. The other full bath has white fixtures, including a tub with white subway tile surround, and a blue, white and tan patterned tile floor.
The brick-paved private garden space is enclosed with fencing and has raised planting beds around the perimeter. The listing photos show its large enough to hold a table, barbecue and a generously sized lounge area.
The self-managed co-op building has common storage for the units and recently updated mechanicals. Maintenance for this apartment is $1,335 a month.
The home last sold in 2017 for $1.55 million. It’s now listed for $1.67 million with Tyson Lewis and H. Alexandra Como Saghir of Halstead. What do you think of it?
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