50 Hicks, an astounding gut-renovated five-floor townhouse in prestigious and historic Brooklyn Heights, an area of great intrigue at the moment because of its robust sales performance during the pandemic, has just hit the market for $8.875 million with Lindsay Barton Barrett of Douglas Elliman. Lindsay recently represented the seller in the off-market townhouse deal at $25.5 million on Montague Terrace – the most expensive home ever sold in Brooklyn.
50 Hicks is a private home with five bedrooms, two home offices, two outdoor spaces, and an elevator. The red brick home is 25-feet wide behind original storefront windows with custom shutters and features a large paved rear patio with fencing and planter boxes. Rybak Development, a firm with a strong footprint in Brooklyn and NYC, conducted a thorough renovation after purchasing the site. A new concrete-reinforced superstructure within a historic façade was erected resulting in taller ceilings (now recessed with designer light fixtures), outstanding stability, and unmatched sound attenuation. The elevator is an oversized commercial-grade model with a double sliding-door (versus cumbersome hinged inner and outer doors), a rarity in private residences.
Off the majestic foyer, the entry hall includes a powder room and coat closet. The formal living room features a white agate gas fireplace and original storefront windows with custom shutters. A dining room with banquette seating leads to the gourmet kitchen with the Scavolini cabinetry, a waterfall island/breakfast bar, a sink, and a dishwasher. The large paved rear patio is perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining.
The grand staircase leads to the home’s regal great room that boasts a black agate fireplace. A rear-facing junior suite offers a walk-in closet and an en suite bathroom. The windowed library is the perfect space for working or studying from home.
The third level is occupied by a full-floor owner’s suite that features a bedroom and sitting area, two walk-in closets, and a gorgeous spa bathroom. Offering outstanding security and safety, the owner’s suite can also act as an impenetrable safe room with blast/ballistic-resistant walls and doors.
The top floor features another bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and private bath. Two more bedrooms share a full bath outfitted with floor-to-ceiling marble, a bathtub, and a frameless glass shower.
Above, there is a spectacular roof deck with Terex decking.
The finished basement features a windowed and sunlit family room.