51 Sidney Place, one of the most recognized houses in Brooklyn Heights, is now on the market for the first time in nearly 30 years. Built around 1850 as a carriage house for townhouses on State Street and initially converted prior to the neighborhood’s Landmark designation,
51 Sidney Place must be seen in person. The entrance to the carriage house is through a side yard which includes a patio.
Once inside you find a living room with a 22 foot ceiling and “Pecky Cypress” wood paneling as well as a working fireplace with an exposed brick flue. The house, which is centrally air-conditioned, currently has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, plus an office, a breakfast nook, a family room and an easily accessible basement with a washer/dryer, utility sink, chest freezer and ample storage.
Enjoy the quiet as no houses adjoin on three of the sides. There is abundant south and western light including a southern exposure through the ceiling-height living room windows and through two skylights. There are tree and garden views.
Sidney Place is a one block long street with beautiful trees and townhouses in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. The location is close to Manhattan by car or subway. The Borough Hall station is 2.5 blocks away and the house is close to many other subway lines. It is also a short walk to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade as well as specialty food stores, restaurants and shopping. Showings by appointment only.
Annual taxes: $21,697.00