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Townhouse Featured in Age of Innocence Asks $7.8M

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Cue the Downton Abbey soundtrack, ring the bell for the maid, and sit back to read the brokerbabble for 32 Remsen Street, a new-to-market seven-unit building in Brooklyn Heights. The most notable thing about this townhouse? It was featured in Martin Scorsese's Age of Innocence.

You enter the parlor level into a grand room with an original mahogony wood mantle fireplace and a stained glass window. Light hits you from both sides of the entry from the expansive living room with coffered ceiling, dining room and sitting room. The rear sitting room of the parlor has a triple wide bay window looking out to a gated 25' x 90' double garden that opens to Grace Court. The parlor floor duplexes down to the rear of the building. A circular stair leads down to a bedroom and bath en suite with an entry to the garden. There is also a kitchen, living room and another room that is being used as a bedroom on this lower level. Also on the lower level is a front studio apartment. The dramatic internal center stairway is unique in that there is a large landing on each level. On the second and third floor are front and back one bedroom apartments. The top floor is a stunning two bedroom penthouse that has been fully renovated and opens to a large south roof terrace. Of course, four of the seven apartments are rent-stabilized, so the "promise of gaslit Old World grandeur," as the brokerbabble puts it, may be a bit farther off than just paying the $7.8 million asking price.

· Listing: 32 Remsen Street [BHS via StreetEasy]
· Townhouses archive [Curbed]