A 175-Year-Old Brooklyn Heights Brownstone with Sleek Style Wants $13.9M

Across New York City sit endless species of townhouses, each iconic in their own right. Neighborhoods count a diversity of townhouse styles and personalities, with facades from limestone to brick reflecting the city’s architectural trends throughout history. The Greek Revival, popular in the mid-19th Century and notable for its marriage of the typical red brick with Greek motifs and ornamental work, stands amongst the most classic genres of a brownstone. One such dashing home in Brooklyn Heights has now hit the market for $13.875 million.

Located at 271 Hicks Street within the neighborhood’s Historic District, the 1846-constructed property counts two measures of square footage: 6,200 square feet of interiors and 1,900 square feet of private exterior space. A terrace off the kitchen, outfitted with a gas grill, overlooks the backyard and garden and accounts for a sizable chunk of the outdoor allotment. Placed atop the home like a crown, the rooftop deck enjoys the serene skylines of both Manhattan and Brooklyn. The New York Harbor also lies in view.

The home’s interiors are no less awe-inspiring, spread as they are across six levels (and yes, that includes the classic parlor and street-level garden). With six bedrooms as well, not to mention nine bathrooms, the home has room for family, visitors, and more. Recently, it was completely redesigned by Baxt-Ingui Architects, with low energy, certified passive house principles applied throughout. And, of course, modern style.

Eco-conscious, sleek, yet rooted in NYC history, this is a fabulous Brooklyn find. Nadia Bartolucci, Rachel Altschuler, and Ian Murphy of Douglas Elliman hold the listing.