Bright, wide townhouse with terrace, yards, fireplace, and finished basement in prime Brooklyn Heights
This ~5,200-square foot brick townhouse built in 1900 has wonderful light and is voluminous on its 23'-by-53' lot, located on a tree-lined, fully residential block of State Street in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. This home is beautifully designed with contemporary finishes and infrastructure complementing original details.
Currently used as a single-family house, the home has eight bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and two powder rooms, in addition to its grand parlor floor, additional den, and finished basement. There are a large backyard and rear terrace, as well as a front yard. Ceiling heights range from 10' to 15', and windows and closets abound. Hans Grohe fixtures and multi-zoned central air conditioning/heat are throughout.
Entered through a gracious foyer, the parlor level (second floor) features a 36' long, south-facing living and dining room with a fireplace. The open, eat-in chef's kitchen features a top-of-the-line vented range, double refrigerator, dishwasher, two sinks, pantry closets, and beautiful cabinetry, backsplash, and countertops. The home's backyard can be accessed directly from the kitchen by an outdoor stairwell and landing. This floor also has a powder room, great for entertaining.
The garden level (first floor) of the house has two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a secondary living room/playroom, and a full second kitchen. This level is well-equipped and zoned for two-family usage such that it could be converted to an income-producing rental apartment, with the finished basement still accessible directly from the owner's floors.
The third floor has an additional den/media room with a wet bar and access through lovely French doors to the home's terrace/sun deck. This floor also has a full bedroom, full bathroom, and second powder room. The den/media room could be used as a possible ninth bedroom.
On the fourth floor is the master bedroom suite with a five-fixture, en-suite bathroom and huge walk-in closet. Another full bedroom with en-suite bathroom is on this floor, as well.
The fifth floor has three bedrooms, one of which could be used as a multi-purpose room like a home office or guest room. A full bathroom and a laundry room with washer and vented dryer complete this floor. Access to the roof is from this floor, and while the house does not currently have a roof deck, this could be a possibility for its next owner.
This finished basement is well-renovated and currently used as a home gym. This level also has an additional washer and dryer, additional storage, and the house's well-maintained mechanicals.
In one of New York City's most storied neighborhoods, this historic block of State Street is proximate to all of its shopping, dining, and cultural institutions. The world-famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park are wonderful amenities for the neighborhood. The house is near all transportation, including the 2/3, 4/5, A/C, R, and F Subway lines.
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 140 Franklin
Office Phone: 212.965.6000
Listing Agent: Andrew Anderson
Updated: 24th June, 2019 2:34 AM.
85 State St Brooklyn, NY