A superb boutique four-bedroom apartment for sale in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, offering perfect harmony of scale, elegance and serenity in a coveted location.
Poplar Street, a gas-lit enclave of town homes and greenery, is peaceful and private yet enviably close to all that has made Brooklyn such a marquee destination.
The Police Building is a stately brick former precinct house, built in 1912 by Beverly King and Harry Walker and modelled after a Florentine palazzo in the Italian Renaissance Revival style.
Converted into 14 condominium apartments in 2014, this landmark building has been tastefully renovated to capture a bygone era in a modern setting. High ceilings and wide casement windows are amongst the architectural features that set this conversion apart.
Apartment 4B opens upon a grand, around seven and a half metres (25 feet) entry gallery leading to a sun flooded and elegant loft-like living and dining area with high ceilings and surprising breadth of space. The drama of these rooms is warmed by a continuous row of oversized windows filled with charming townhouse and sky-filled views. This expansiveness, along with the large open plan Chef's kitchen and a huge private wrap-around terrace, makes this home an entertainer's delight.
In contrast, the winged private quarters offer seductive retreats. The master bedroom suite delivers an immense dressing room/walk-in closet and a spa-like bath outfitted with Grohe hardware, radiant floor heating and Zuma deep-soaking tub. Private to the master bedroom is another terrace, one of calm seclusion. Three more bedrooms completely separate from the master, two more marble baths and an additional powder room complete this gracious floor plan. The apartment is outfitted with zoned central heat and air and capacious LG washer and dryer.
The located is fantastic, situated at the crossroads of the beautiful, world renowned Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo, arguably the most booming recent hotspot for relaxed, chic and global dining and design experiences. New and unique tenants include Soho House, Cecconis and 1 Hotel. Dumbo has also become a legitimate destination for cutting-edge art spaces and a dramatic new waterfront dining empire. Living at 72 Poplar Street provides a sophisticated lifestyle with so many facets - you can actually have it all.
Building amenities include virtual doorman, bicycle storage, lounge with children's play area and fitness centre. Pets are welcome.
Tree-lined sidewalks, cobblestone side streets, and a thriving mix of commercial and community-focused businesses make it clear why Brooklyn Heights is known as ‘America’s original suburb’. From ivy-wrapped row houses to jaw-dropping single-family mansions, serenity abounds around every corner.
Originally known as Brooklyn Village, Brooklyn Heights’ stroll-friendly streets and bluff-side waterfront location created its reputation as one of the most idyllic neighbourhoods in New York. While neighbouring areas such as Dumbo and Downtown Brooklyn continue to evolve with industry and population shifts, Brooklyn Heights’ leafy streets have remained frozen in time.
City-renowned public and private schools top the list of why parents (and those from close-by Dumbo and Cobble Hill) go to great lengths to enrol their kids in the Brooklyn Heights system.
Despite the posh suburban perks, city-bound professionals find that their work commutes rival those of most residents living and working in Manhattan, which is only a twenty to thirty-minute commute by train or ferry, and even faster than that in a car.
The area’s proximity to downtown Brooklyn makes for bustling stretches along shop-filled Montague Avenue and restaurant patio-packed Hicks Street, and a sense of small-town charm tucked within a big city.
Brooklyn Heights apartments styles are as diverse as they are pricey. Since most buildings were converted from single family units, doorman buildings are rare, but beautifully maintained or recently restored units are the norm. Tucked away courtyards, archways, and side street gardens at nearly every turn only add to the courtly charm.
Quiet streetscapes, historic architecture, and overall sense of establishment add up to a neighbourhood that can feel worlds removed from New York’s typical hustle and bustle, while remaining convenient to all of the city’s most exciting perks.
The building was built in 1912 but renovated and converted into fourteen condo apartments in 2014.
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