20 REMSEN Street Unit: TH$11,500,000For Sale

For Sale
Welcome to 20 Remsen St, the pinnacle of townhome living, a 19th century Greek Revival mansion in?the heart of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. This?serene five story, six-bedroom?townhouse blends classic?elegance with the finest details and modern luxuries.? Nestled on a uniquely elevated cul-de-sac street that merges with the Brooklyn Heights?Promenade, this historic brick home is nearly 26 ft wide, a two-family?row house, that rises five stories, and beholds?four separate outdoor spaces, an owner’s 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 sauna?and 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 air?systems. The front steps rise to a dramatic double-door entry accessing the vestibule which opens to the?original grand staircase and?gracious?parlor floor with soaring 12-foot ceilings. The sun-filled living room and formal dining room?are beset by hard wood flooring, custom millwork, fine picked?plasterwork, marble mantels, shuttered windows, and?more?charming details. Step into the immaculate gourmet?kitchen overlooking the garden, with an abundance of custom cabinetry, honed black granite countertops, a?deep oversized sink, and stainless-steel appliances.? The owner’s quadruplex begins on the parlor level with formal living and dining rooms and a?windowed gourmet kitchen. The dining room extends onto a spacious veranda with access to a?garden oasis.?The kitchen is adorned with stone countertops, custom cabinets, and?stainless-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 a?windowed bathroom with a deep soaking tub. One of these?bedrooms has a private balcony overlooking the garden. The library room, perhaps a nod to the home’s notable literary history, rounds out this floor. On the fourth level is a gorgeous primary suite and another large bedroom and bathroom. The primary suite?has two walk-in closets and windowed en-suite bathroom with step-in shower and deep soaking tub, while the additional bedroom has easy access?to 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,?a?windowed powder room, and a tranquil study (or additional bedroom or home office). The private rooftop deck offers incredible?views 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-controlled?wine 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 privacy?fencing.?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 American?novelist.?This rarely available home has been reconfigured and renovated by Di Donno Associates?Architects P.C. preserving and restoring elegant historic details throughout.?This stunning?home 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 Cobble?Hill. 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

2,550 Sq.Ft. lot

Brandon Bogard

Brandon Bogard

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms6
  • Total bathrooms6
  • full bathrooms4
  • half bathrooms2
  • Laundry room In Unit
  • Fireplace Family/Living/Great Room
  • APPLIANCES Dryer, Washer/Dryer Stacked, Dishwasher, Washer
  • other interior Features Entrance Foyer, Galley Kitchen, Kitchen Window, Storage

Area & Lot

  • Status For Sale
  • Living Area6,094 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area2,550 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® IDPRCH-7622396
  • TypeTownhouse
  • YEAR BUILT1856
  • Architecture StylesNone, Townhouse
  • View DescriptionCity, Water


  • lot featuresGarden
  • other exterior FeaturesBuilding Garden, Balcony, Building Balcony, Garden, Building Terrace, Terrace, Balcony


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

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