This 4 bedroom, 31/2 bath, 4,000 square foot, magnificent, waterfront home with inordinately low monthly fees,was built over 100 years ago and sits on the banks of the East River offering sweeping views of New York harbor, our Lady of Liberty, Governors Island, the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. The view will be yours to enjoy forever.
This co-op spans 3 floors and has a serene and lovely private terrace. It occupies half of the stately townhouse within which it resides. Two other apartments make up the remainder of the co-op. This affords an owner the best of both worlds - all the old world charm of townhouse living coupled with the conveniences of shared expenses and maintenance.
Enter through the private vestibule and then proceed down the grand entrance gallery to the garden level living area. Within your line of vision is an architect-designed floating staircase which allows the light to transcend. That, and the cleverly placed glass panels and wall openings, allow you to see straight through to the water from your front door.
Off the gallery hall is a suite composed of a bedroom, office and full bath. The bedroom has modern, custom made built ins including a desk area, which blend seamlessly with the intact, century old window shutters, creating a perfect juxtaposition of old and new. This wonderful design aesthetic is found throughout the house, with one example being central air conditioning throughout.
The walls of the long gallery are a perfect canvas on which to showcase your beloved pieces of art. They are made of Venetian plaster and were commissioned by an artist. The hall opens up onto a step down family room and an eat in kitchen. The family room could also easily be used as a formal dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the view of the harbor and lower Manhattan. This is a spectacular place to entertain on a grand scale where you can easily serve a sit down dinner for 20.
Both the kitchen and the family room have a door leading to the terrace. Cook a meal or relax on the couch with a book while enjoying the view of the passing boats. Crack the doors open and allow the breezes coming in off the water to flow through the house.
The houses pice de rsistance is just above on the parlor floor. Here you will find the stunning formal living room and immense and beautiful bedroom. The ceiling heights soar over 13 feet, the floor to ceiling windows are grand in their enormity and old world grace. They face west and north and provide the most magnificent views both of the water and the Manhattan skyline beyond. The living room also has a working wood burning fireplace making it a perfect place to retire to and enjoy an after dinner drink after a meal in the downstairs dining room.
The bedroom is Gatsby-esque in its size and elegance and flexible in its use. It's perfect as either the master bedroom, which is currently on the floor below, or a separate guest suite. It works well as a guest suite because it can be accessed through a separate entrance and is fully equipped with a small, modern kitchenette (hidden away behind enormous original pocket doors) and a full bath.
The master bedroom and kids room are on the level below. The master bedroom is a tranquil sanctuary with greenery outside the windows, built in bookshelves and an elegant seating bench. There is an en suite bathroom featuring both a shower and a soaking tub and beautiful blue Venetian plaster walls.
On this floor you will also find a 26 foot long dressing hall with custom closets and drawers and full laundry facilities.
Come make this masterpiece home your own and enjoy living on the waterfront in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.
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