MLS® ID: CORC-5918717
169 Congress Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11201 $8,500,000
169 Congress Street is a gorgeous 5 story, 25-foot wide brownstone facing Brooklyns Cobble Hill Park and has undergone an extensive renovation and restoration. This 7,200sf home contains seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms, and three outdoor spaces. An incredibly rare feature of this stunning home is a two story 14 x 28-foot extension that has been transformed into a massive parlor floor kitchen with two exposures, plus a garden floor bedroom or additional living room.With 13-foot high ceilings, full height parlor windows, restored plaster moldings and original floors and mantels, the parlor floor is truly stunning. The immense front living room can accommodate multiple seating areas, with a huge arched entrance way to the formal dining room. Where most houses end, this homes spectacular extension opens up into a remarkable kitchen: past the coat closet and powder room, a butlers pantry with glass cabinetry and marble counter graces the entrance to the kitchen, opening up to a massive center island topped with butcher block, and tons of custom built cabinetry and counter space. Appliances include a 6-burner Viking range with griddle and double ovens, SubZero refrigerator, along with two sinks and stainless steel counters. A deck outside the kitchen is perfect for grilling and outdoor dining. On the third floor are a gorgeous library with wood burning fireplace, a home office, and the master bedroom with walk-in closet and bath. Off the master suite is an enormous deck that offers an unparalleled view of the gardens to the east and west, and the feeling that you have left the City and are perched above a garden oasis.Two large bedrooms and another home office with built-in shelving are on the fourth floor, with a modern windowed bathroom. The fifth floor, a former artists studio, has been given new life as a spectacular sky-lit great room, with a large guestroom and beautiful windowed bathroom.The garden level has two bedrooms, one and a half baths, and a modern, open kitchen and dining room this floor can easily be used as a separate apartment for tenants or guests, or as additional living and work space. The cellar has tons of storage and the homes boiler and hot water heater. Mechanical systems of this beautiful house are in excellent condition, with five zones of central air conditioning and heat. The stunning brownstone faade of 169 Congress Street has remarkably elaborate leaf details, and a beautifully restored cornice. These original details were singled out for praise in the 1969 report by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission culminating in the designation of the Cobble Hill Historic District. With its perfect position facing treasured Cobble Hill Park, there simply is no better location.