Rarely ds a home come on the market that perfectly embodies the idea of quintessential Brooklyn Brownstone living. Spanning a 22-foot width in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, featuring six bedrooms and three baths across four floors, 174 Clinton Street is just that: immaculately finished and seamlessly blending 19th century scale with 21st century luxury.
Recently renovated and exquisitely designed, 174 Clinton Street is updated for modern living but preserves the home's original detail. Recent updates include: new 5-inch American oak floors throughout; 4-zone HVAC complete with humidifiers; all new windows and French doors, Chesney’s mantels (in statuary marble and limestone) and fire baskets on the four fireplaces, Farrow & Ball paint and fixtures by Lefroy Brooks and Ball & Ball.
174 Clinton welcomes you through classic, arched wooden double doors leading into the wood-paneled, marble-tiled entry and expansive Parlor Level, with its 11’ ceilings. The front of the Parlor Level serves as the home’s formal living room, with extra-large windows pouring in natural sunlight and one of the home’s three working fireplaces. Pocket doors lead to the home’s formal dining room, which includes a decorative fireplace and a pair of French doors leading out to the Parlor Level’s outdoor deck, overlooking the home’s garden below.
The front entry hall leads through a custom-built butler's pantry to the home’s stunning kitchen. This enviable kitchen, featuring hand-blown light fixtures by Alison Berger, can accommodate any level of chef: abundant custom cabinets, spacious Basaltina counter tops, a large center island, 48” Sub-Zero refrigerator, 48” Wolf stove and double oven, two Miele dishwashers, a 46-bottle Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, a built-in microwave drawer and a deep farmhouse sink. The entire west wall of the kitchen has extra-large bay windows, providing spectacular light and views of the back garden’s luxuriant foliage.
The second floor features an informal, open, loft-like family living room in front and an entire Master Suite wing in the rear: a wide private hallway opens onto the custom walk-in master closet; the windowed 5-piece marble master bath with a spacious walk-in rain shower, elegant nickel fixtures, and generous medicine cabinets; and the light-filled, quiet master bedroom. This bedroom has a wall of bay windows showcasing a 50-foot ornamental cherry tree that creates a magical wall of pink blossoms in the spring, a serene wall of green leaves in the summer, and gorgeous red and gold foliage in the fall. The rear view extends west and north over some of the deepest, most verdant gardens in Brooklyn Heights.
The third floor has three large bedrooms, ample closet space and a pergola-covered terrace offering treetop views. The windowed bath includes a walk-in shower, soaking tub, glass-tiled walls and a unique Carrara marble-tiled floor. The third floor also includes an additional laundry area.
The spacious Garden Level, accessible from the Parlor Level or via a separate entrance, features a dramatic Paris Ceramics grey and white Spanish marble tile entry and hallway and has substantial finished storage space under the home’s stoop. This level is currently configured with an expansive front office with oversized windows, pocket doors, built-in bookcases and one of the home's three working fireplaces. Toward the rear of this level is a marble full bath, fantastic custom closet space, a guest bedroom with a view of the garden, and a large family room leading out onto the tranquil, landscaped rear garden.
Ideal for entertaining, this garden has a shading arbor and a cleft bluestone patio with Belgian block trim, and is surrounded by a mature climbing hydrangea, a 45-foot River Birch tree and a wall of mature, evergreen bamboo.
A second laundry area is downstairs in the immaculate cellar area, which also includes a large semi-finished storage room with an 8’ ceiling, a large mechanical/storage room with stairs leading up to the back garden, and an additional brick-walled storage area with a 200-bottle wine refrigerator. Nestled on a tree-lined block of Brooklyn Heights but close to all the parks, restaurants, shops, schools and transportation that make living in this area so special, this is the idyllic Brooklyn Heights Brownstone you have been imagining. Don’t miss this opportunity to make your dreams a reality!