271 Hicks St - Brooklyn Heights, New York
This handsome Greek Revival on Hicks Street first appears in the 1846 city directory as the home of William S. Tisdale. Originally 4 floors, a fifth floor was added in the late 1800's. For 50 years it has been the home of architect Herbert Kaufman and family. Mr. Kaufman, along with a small band of other dedicated preservationists, was responsible for the brownstone revival in Brooklyn Heights and the designation of the Heights as NYC's first historic district. Approximately 5200 sf interior, 1100 sf exterior, it measures 24' by 45' on a 90' lot. Ceiling height throughout is excellent and the tremendous double parlor floor has 11' ceilings. In addition to the garden, outdoor space includes two covered terraces and another open terrace. The roof and 4th and 5th floors have expansive views of Manhattan and New York Harbor. An east west orientation and slanted artist-studio skylights on the top floor and in the garden room allow for light-filled interiors. Currently configured as an owners' triplex with two floor through apartments above, renovation will deliver a superb single family townhouse.
This listing courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens