Just about a month ago, we posted about a carriage house on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights that was in need of some serious work, saying that its $4.5 million list price could be viewed as an investment given the cost of a turnkey home in that location. And now, one such house has come along to show what that cost might be: a 4,400-square-foot, five-bedroom townhouse just up the block at 265 Hicks Street just hit the market, asking $10.75 million. That asking price puts it among the ranks of the most expensive homes currently for sale in Brooklyn; unsurprisingly, a bunch of those are also located in Brooklyn Heights.
The five-story home was originally built in the 19th century, but recently underwent a top-to-bottom renovation and, per the brokerspeak, has been transformed into a "turnkey masterpiece." (And yes, there’s an elevator connecting those floors.) There’s an abundance of outdoor space, including a back garden, a fifth-floor balcony (connected to a sun room, because of course), and a private roof deck.
The revamp gave the home a modern feel while retaining many of its original details, including the facade, a bay window on the parlor level, and a grand staircase with a lovely wood banister. Other features include a third-floor lounge (which could be used as a media room, probably); a huge master suite with office and "sitting room"; and a chef’s kitchen that comes with high-end appliances.
There’s also a whole other one-bedroom apartment on the garden level that could be rented out, or simply used as a guest suite, if you’re so inclined to do that.
- Listing: 265 Hicks Street [Leslie Garfield]