Back in 2014, Kushner Companies purchased several former Brooklyn Law School buildings in Brooklyn Heights with an eye towards converting them into pricey single-family mansions. One of those, 27 Monroe Place, entered contract earlier this year at an asking price of $16 million; another, 38 Monroe Place, is off the market and still under construction, according to a Kushner Companies spokesperson.
But the third, 100 Pierrepont Street, reappeared this week with a slightly lower asking price: when it first hit the market in 2014, it was going for $11 million; now, the price tag is $10 million.
With the new listing comes new photos of the townhouse, which had previously been seen only in renderings. Kushner Companies brought on architect Jose L. Ramirez to gut-renovate the Brooklyn townhouses while keeping their historic character. The results are quite lovely, with white oak flooring, a chef’s kitchen outfitted in warm wooden tones, and huge windows that let plenty of light in. There’s also about 1,500 square feet of outdoor space, including a bi-level garden, which the kitchen overlooks.
Other features of the home include a central staircase and an elevator; five bedrooms and six bathrooms, several of which are en-suite; a Juliette balcony just off the master bedroom; and plenty of modern conveniences, including an alarm system, a speaker system, and upgraded A/C and heating. The 5,900-square-foot home is listed jointly by Brown Harris Stevens and RES New York.
As the Wall Street Journal points out, the Pierrepont Street townhouse is part of a larger trend of Brooklyn townhouses that preserve some historic elements—in this case, the 1857-built facade—while gutting and revamping the interiors to suit modern tastes.
“More and more buyers are looking for family homes in the city like 100 Pierrepont: a classic exterior, with an entirely rebuilt, state of the art interior—and all at a manageable size,” Laurent Morali, Kushner Companies’ president, said in a press release.
And while the firm says “there’s simply no other comparable home on the market,” in Brooklyn Heights alone, there are several townhouses that fit the bill. 146 Willow Street, one of the neighborhood’s most expensive homes for sale, was completely redone by Baxt Ingui Architects and is going for $15 million. Just a few blocks away, 15 Willow Street, which dates back to the 1830s, was gut-renovated by Studio DB, and is now asking $12.5 million.