Quintessential Brooklyn Heights living. Occupying the top three floors of a 25-foot wide 1826 wood-clapboard townhouse, this three-bedroom home epitomizes the modern vision of Brooklyn living. The entire apartment was masterfully renovated in a way that breathes modernity into a historic home yet stays faithful to its architectural roots. The comprehensive transformation of apartment 3 not only was an artful redesign of a once standard apartment, but added a new roof-top office and private deck. All new systems and mechanicals including electrical, plumbing, central A/C, washer-dryer, and a rebuilt roof means all the hard work has been done and this desirable turn-key home awaits its new owners.
Entering on the second floor, there's a deep coat closet and space to park your shoes and bags before heading up the graceful windowed staircase to the main living area. Encompassing the entire third floor, this exquisite space has been opened up and streamlined, allowing for a fluid design that carries through from the handsome dark-stained kitchen, to the central dining area, and the light-filled living room. This impressive expanse features beamed ceilings, wide-plank stained oak floors, built-in shelving, and a wood burning fireplace. The hub and gathering point of the main living floor is the welcoming dining area which can host an intimate dinner or a large party. The eat-in kitchen, clad in Waterworks tile, features custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and a central island that provides abundant storage and workspace. The huge living room, spanning the full width of the building with three windows overlooking treetops on Hicks Street, is bursting with light. The focal point is the wood burning fireplace flanked by custom built-ins that can house both firewood and media equipment. A full bathroom with shower and custom vanity completes the third floor.
Separated from the living space below, the bedroom level has tall ceilings and four skylights illuminating two of the bedrooms and both bathrooms. The king-sized primary bedroom is quiet and sunny and has a wall of custom closets, one of which conceals a TV that can be viewed through the mirrored glass. The ensuite bathroom has a deep soaking tub, shower, a dual-sink vanity, and Waterworks fixtures. The east facing bedrooms are bright and well-proportioned, each with two closets and skylights. Off the fourth floor hall there is a second full bathroom with shower and a stainless-steel Miele washer-dryer concealed behind a sliding barn door. A striking and sculptural sleek black staircase rises like a twisted spine to transport you to the roof top aerie. Here, a private and calm oasis perched on top of the building-whether it be a home office, napping room, or petite guest room, it is surrounded on three sides by oversized windows and is sure to be a favorite spot in the house. Outside, a wrap-around deck with mature plantings and built-in seating is the piece de resistance of this amazing one-of-a-kind home.
148 Hicks Streets is 3 unit owner-occupied cooperative located in a wood clapboard 1826 townhouse. This well-managed building was converted in 1982. Pet-friendly, no sublets permitted.