Updated: Oct 18, 2021
Rich with historic 19th- and 20th-century architecture, Brooklyn is home to an array of housing options, from classic brownstones and limestones to restored carriage houses indicative of the culture and grandeur of yesteryear.
88 Remsen Street, located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, showcases the perfect balance of authentic, historic charm and contemporary conveniences. Twelve-foot ceilings are found throughout the home’s main living spaces, which are bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Hardwood floors, restored archways, and crown molding throughout imbue a sense of timeless elegance.
The five-story townhome’s main house includes a versatile garden-level apartment and finished basement, both of which offer a wealth of possibilities in terms of entertaining and housing guests. The main house also features two terraces and a finished roof deck with stunning views of the New York harbor and skyline.
Additional highlights include a finished, three-story carriage house located in the home’s picturesque back garden. The center level comprises a spacious garage with entry through a private alley, while the upper level features a beautifully renovated loft with rustic wood finishes.
Perhaps the most notable feature of the carriage house is its basement level, the design of which utilizes original stone detailing to create a grotto-like atmosphere. It includes a lounge area and kitchen, as well as a luxurious, updated half bath and walk-in shower illuminated by a stained glass ceiling with views of the garden above.