Exceptional 174-year-old fully renovated townhouse in the heart of the coveted Brooklyn Heights Historic District has just come to market for $13,875,000 with Nadia Bartolucci, Rachel Altschuler, and Ian Murphy of Douglas Elliman. Located at 271 Hicks Street, this Greek Revival brownstone, originally built in 1846, features over 6,200 SF of interior space, coupled with over 1,900 SF of private outdoor space.
Spanning 24-foot wide, the spectacular six-story home includes a seven-stop high-speed elevator (that opens on the rooftop), a hand-crafted helical staircase, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and four powder rooms. Designed by Baxt-Ingui Architects, 271 Hicks Street townhouse has ultra-low energy, triple pane windows, five-zone central air and filtered continuous fresh air.
The parlor level of this brownstone is the most splendid and features a formal living room with the tallest ceilings, white oak floors, and a wood-burning fireplace with a wood-veined limestone mantle. The wet bar, a common luxury in suburban homes, features a marble countertop and a full slab backsplash paired with smoked glass cabinetry that seamlessly ties the living area and dining room.
Overlooking the serene backyard, the gourmet kitchen has coffered ceilings with honed Carrara marble countertops, waterfall island, custom cabinetry, and Waterworks faucets. It is outfitted with a Subzero refrigerator, Thermador gas range with custom metal casted range hood, under-counter sub-zero refrigeration, Thermador dishwashers and Miele steam oven. The terrace is fully appointed with a gas grill, sink and leatherized quartzite countertops.
Located on the second floor, the Master Suite includes a fumed walnut double vanity with marble countertops, and Bianco Dolomiti herringbone tile flooring with radiant heat. The bathroom features a Perlato freestanding soaking tub, steam shower, Lefroy Brooks fixtures and heated towel rack.
The third floor features two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms complete with custom vanities, marble countertops, and Rohl fixtures as well as an optional home office or nursery. The laundry room boasts custom inset shaker cabinetry and a porcelain farm sink.
A media room or home office with an en-suite bathroom and windowed powder room are found on the fourth floor, while the top floor features a fully irrigated landscaped rooftop that offers captivating skyline views of lower Manhattan, New York Harbor, and the ever-changing skyline of downtown Brooklyn.
The garden level boasts another large recreation or media room, custom wet bar and irrigated landscaped garden.
The cellar level below is outfitted with a 400-bottle temperature-controlled wine room, guest bathroom as well as a recreational space suitable for a gym. There is a second laundry area with a full-size vented Electrolux washer and dryer.