A Circa-1850 Brooklyn Townhouse Brimming with Character Asks $11.75M

Walking along the streets of Brooklyn Heights, a passerby sees many delightful townhouses, but this circa-1850 brownstone with unique character stands out from the rest. The New York City treasure has tons to offer and is now listed for $11.75 million.

Upon entering the 7,600-square-foot home, you are greeted by tall 12-foot ceilings, a magnificent staircase, and a glorious stained-glass skylight. Much of the house’s history is encapsulated in the original wood flooring, exposed brick, and detailed arches, which were all restored to their full glory in a recent renovation.

Grand fireplaces create statement-making moments in the expansive living areas, all filled with light. The bright kitchen has lovely wood and glass cabinetry, large windows and a skylight. To enjoy the sun outside, there are two terraces, a roof deck, and a backyard holding a charming garden. The garden is large enough to plant a myriad of flowers or vegetables and is also ideal for entertaining with a patio and seating area.

Perhaps the most enchanting space, the revamped attic with a fireplace is the perfect hideaway for a bookworm to indulge in some late-night reading. Another room that is tucked away within these historic walls would please any wine connoisseur. Beautifully rustic with exposed stone and brick, the home’s expansive wine cellar gives the feel of being in an Italian or Spanish winery.

Holding eight bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, there is plenty of room for everyone to stay and admire the spaces. The one-of-a-kind home is listed with Ravi Kantha, Matthew Lesser, Gian Mitchell, and Cameron LeCates of Leslie J. Garfield & Co.