"A House On The Heights"
BROOKLYN, New York
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11 bed/7.1 bath
"I live in Brooklyn. By choice." - Truman Capote lived in 70 Willow and penned "A House on the Heights". Five-story, double-width, high Greek-Revival four-bay townhouse built in 1839 on a four-square country villa plan. Three-story elliptical mahogany staircase with rosette oculus window at the top. Double parlor with 12’+/- ceilings. Interior period detail designed by Minard Lafever. 40’+/- columned Charleston porch along rear of house leading to garden. 9,000+/- sf plus 2,000+/- sf basement on a 50 x 100’+/- lot. 38 windows have east, south, and west exposures, including parlor floor Jeffersonian floor-to-ceiling pocket windows and French doors leading to the Federal style columned veranda. 11 fireplaces, 11 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, and a private gated driveway. Two chef’s eat-in kitchens, master suite with bath, boudoir, and walk-in closet, artist’s studio, and library. A historic home located in Brooklyn Heights; a quiet refuge just minutes from Manhattan.
Two eat-in kitchens, porch, large garden.
WHAT MAKES THIS A BUNGALUX
Greek revival townhome
- • For those of you who are seeking a creative burst of energy, this may be the house for you. (Though if you're still looking for the "creative burst of energy" you may not be in the price range ... but, don't despair, someday you may be!)
- • Truman Capote - we're assuming everyone on our site knows his background, if not we suggest Zillow for your search needs - wrote "A House on the Heights" here. We're strong believers in the fact that some houses have good creative energy. After all, our Founder lived in a house where David Lynch had lived and swore she wrote better there. Enough said.
- • In addition to good creative juices and pretty impressive provenance, this house is just plain beautiful. We love the Charleston feel of it, the beautiful staircase, the magnificent yard right in the heart of Brooklyn.
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AGENT / FIRM
Karen Heyman, Sotheby's