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After renovation, historic Brooklyn Heights townhouse wants $17K/month

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The 19th-century Queen Anne-style home has a mix of vintage and modern touches

Brooklyn Heights isn’t lacking in beautiful townhouses, but this particular house on Hicks Street still manages to stand out. (And not just because of its asking price: a whopping $17,000/month.)

It’s part of a row of six well-preserved Queen Anne-style townhouses on Hicks Street, all built in 1887—though, of course, you wouldn’t know it by looking at the interiors. Thanks to a gut renovation about five years ago, the house has gotten some new-Brooklyn updates, including the addition of Fornasetti-style wallpaper by Cole & Son, and “rift and quarter sawn white oak floors.” (There’s also denim insulation meant to help with the “acoustic quality and CAC”—probably because the house is next to a fire station.)

Its other features, spread out over four floors (plus a basement), include a huge kitchen with a breakfast bar; a stylish formal dining room; a positively dreamy master bathroom with a freestanding tub; lots of closet space; and a nice little backyard. It also comes furnished, which might explain why the rental price is so high. (The brokerbabble doesn’t acknowledge that, though: “Heavenly! Yes! Affordable!....YES!” is how the place is described. Hmm.)