This extraordinary Brooklyn Heights townhouse is located on one of the highest elevations in the borough and boasts gorgeous views of the Verrazano Narrows bridge at night. Located on a premium block, this Brooklyn mansion sets a new standard in luxury “green” living. The current owner spent almost ten years renovating this house to be completely chemical-free, low-VOC, organically insulated, and energy-efficient. The entire house is wired in 3-phase electricity, resulting in low electrical costs. Each floor has its own climate controls and Southern Marvin tinted windows, reducing unnecessary heating and cooling. Recognizing that Victorian architecture was ingeniously efficient in its proportion and layout, the renovations preserve historical light fixture placement, yellow pine floors, and a panoramic copper bow window from the High Victorian period. Touches like these add both historic charm and cutting-edge efficiency to this exceptional NYC townhouse.
As the story goes, in 1861 a prominent Captain was so in love with his wife that when she said that his four daughters each deserved a townhouse, he readily agreed. Three of the four are still intact. This is number two, as evidenced by the marking on the revealed molding in the parlor rear. House number one was replaced by part of Grace Church.
The neighborhood is one of New York’s most desirable – full of affluent young families, it is located only one stop from the Financial District. The Promenade and its breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline are only steps away. Prestigious private schools (Brooklyn Friends, St. Ann’s, Packer, and Grace Church School) and beautiful townhouse gardens surround this quiet cul-de-sac in one of the most exclusive family-oriented neighborhoods in the city.
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