20 REMSEN Street$11,500,000Pending

Welcome to 20 Remsen St, the pinnacle of townhome living, a 19th century Greek Revival mansion inthe heart of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. Thisserene five story, six-bedroomtownhouse blends classicelegance with the finest details and modern luxuries. Nestled on a uniquely elevated cul-de-sac street that merges with the Brooklyn HeightsPromenade, this historic brick home is nearly 26 ft wide, a two-familyrow house, that rises five stories, and beholdsfour separate outdoor spaces, an owners quadruplex, and a separate garden apartment.Elegant comfort abounds in this sophisticated home featuring approximately 6,094 square ft of interior living space,a lower level with saunaand built-out wine cellar, and a roof terrace with 360-degree skyline views.The home also offers three wood-burning fireplaces, state-of-the-art security, and central airsystems. The front steps rise to a dramatic double-door entry accessing the vestibule which opens to theoriginal grand staircase andgraciousparlor floor with soaring 12-foot ceilings. The sun-filled living room and formal dining roomare beset by hard wood flooring, custom millwork, fine pickedplasterwork, marble mantels, shuttered windows, andmorecharming details. Step into the immaculate gourmetkitchen overlooking the garden, with an abundance of custom cabinetry, honed black granite countertops, adeep oversized sink, and stainless-steel appliances. The owners quadruplex begins on the parlor level with formal living and dining rooms and awindowed gourmet kitchen. The dining room extends onto a spacious veranda with access to agarden oasis.The kitchen is adorned with stone countertops, custom cabinets, andstainless-steel appliances from Bosch, Dynasty and Sub-Zero. This floor of the home is where cherished memories are created. It's a place for cozy moments in front of a crackling fireplace, joyful gatherings in the kitchen while baking and sharing nibbles with loved ones, and seamless indoor/outdoor living that allows for entertaining with open French doors against the backdrop of a beautiful summer sunset. The third level has a pair of bedrooms with walk-in closets that share access to awindowed bathroom with a deep soaking tub. One of thesebedrooms has a private balcony overlooking the garden. The library room, perhaps a nod to the homes notable literary history, rounds out this floor. On the fourth level is a gorgeous primary suite and another large bedroom and bathroom. The primary suitehas two walk-in closets and windowed en-suite bathroom with step-in shower and deep soaking tub, while the additional bedroom has easy accessto an additional bathroom. All the bedrooms have mantels, including some Greek Revival-style marble. The fifth level is an open entertaining room with soaring ceilings, skylights, a wet bar,awindowed powder room, and a tranquil study (or additional bedroom or home office). The private rooftop deck offers incredibleviews of the Manhattan skyline and New York harbor. The cellar level has a laundry room, cedar closet,storage rooms, a spa sauna with shower suite, and a separate 1,800-bottle temperature-controlledwine cellar. The Garden unit has a private entrance, a large living room, a kitchen,a bathroom with laundry,and a spacious bedroom, with access to a lush garden with stone pavers and tall privacyfencing.This could be the perfect space for an in-law suite, guest apartment, studio, space for your office/practice, or more. Built circa 1857, 20 Remsen Street was the former writing studio of a reputed Americannovelist.This rarely available home has been reconfigured and renovated by Di Donno AssociatesArchitects P.C. preserving and restoring elegant historic details throughout.This stunninghome is moments from the Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park, One 15 Brooklyn Marina, a variety of sporting facilities, award-winning dining and shopping options and DUMBO and CobbleHill. Nearby subway lines include the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, R. and the NYC Ferry also serves directly to Brooklyn Heights.



6,094 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

2,500 Sq.Ft. lot

Brandon Bogard

Brandon Bogard

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms6
  • Total bathrooms6
  • full bathrooms6
  • KITCHEN Washer Dryer Allowed
  • Laundry room In Unit
  • Fireplace Other

Area & Lot

  • Status Pending
  • Living Area6,094 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area2,500 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® IDRPLU-1032522874278
  • TypeTownhouse
  • YEAR BUILT1900
  • View DescriptionOther




  • Sales Price$11,500,000
  • Real Estate Tax $37,860/yr
  • Zoning R6

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