Photographs by Christian Harder
The rare chance to own a home where musician Norah Jones has seen many a ‘Sunrise’ is presenting itself in Cobble Hill. One of the most charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn, it’s no wonder the soulful crooner purchased here 10 years ago, but now Jones is ready to let go of her chic brownstone in the coveted area. On the market for $8 million, ‘Don’t Know Why’ you wouldn’t jump on this exquisite, historic Brooklyn listing if you have millions to spend and a love of special New York properties.Located at 166 Amity Street, this sweet townhouse will blow potential buyers away with its blend of historic details and modern luxuries, including a rooftop solar panel system and smart home capabilities. Wired for fun, the smartphone-controlled, eight-person hot tub is no doubt the glitziest part of the home’s modern updates.The four-story abode’s style is a harmonious mix of old and new, much like the singer’s beloved songs. Original moldings, pocket doors, and wood beams give spaces a brand of charm that can only be found in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, artsy light fixtures and trendy furnishings ensure the home is still moving forward when it comes to fashion.Across the 4,500-square-foot spread, there are five bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus suave outdoor spaces like a 1,440-square-foot patio and picturesque garden. A new owner won’t have to look far to find inspiration here, and if all else fails, putting on one of Norah Jones’ many soothing songs will certainly help get creative juices flowing. According to Mansion Global
, the musician wrote many songs here on her circa-1940s piano that sits near glass doors where sunlight floods in.Sonia Brown and Ryan Serhant, who stars on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York
, have the celebrity listing
. Both listing agents are of Nest Seekers International.