Situated on a picturesque Brooklyn Heights block, 47 Columbia Place wraps a secret world in a modern facade. Enter a reception landing from either the personal garage or front door, and the home reveals its charm and possibilities. Take a few short steps up to the entertaining and kitchen area, with all the chef's needs at hand, and a dining space that floats above the double-height living area with garden views.
A double-height wall of glass begins a floor below in the living room, with its fieldstone, wood-burning fireplace and soaring views - and an invitation to the magical garden just outside-a 3 tiered landscape. Stone terraces and steps lead to sheltered nooks and water features, including a koi pond, rock gardens and waterfalls. This flow of water from the garden toward the living space emphasizes the idea of bringing nature into the home. A sheltered terrace creates the perfect space for outdoor cooking and dining.
The private bedroom levels open to sun and air, with one floor featuring three bedrooms, including one with wood-burning fireplace, and two full baths. The master-level floor includes a spacious master bedroom and bath with its own fireplace, a quiet library, and a private, open-air atrium and sitting area. There is central air throughout.
Special amenities include:
Grand fireplace in double height great room
Private atrium with waterfall & firepit next to master bedroom
Immaculate walled gardens with stone features, dual tiered waterfalls and all season koi pond
Chef's kitchen Radiant heating
Attached heated garage
Crestron smart lighting
Sonos Sound System
Video surveillance system
Brooklyn Heights was Manhattan’s first suburb. The Brooklyn Bridge is a neighborhood draw, offering some of the most beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, as well as an easily walkable means of commuting into the City. Montague Street has been the main commercial street in Brooklyn Heights since the 1800s, but it is not overly commercialized. Smaller shops help maintain the small neighborhood feel of Brooklyn Heights.
The quaint cobblestoned side streets highlight the historic feel to this lovely, vibrant neighborhood that is filled with exciting and innovative restaurants, stores that have those perfect home decor items, that little black dress you love, and your favorite dry cleaner is right around the corner. Brooklyn Heights is your perfect city within the City.
There are apartments, condos, and co-ops that resulted from the conversion of pre-war residential hotels. The townhouses in Brooklyn Heights are often five stories, instead of the three stories found elsewhere. You’ll also find row houses and stunning single family mansions. Due to the three protected historic districts, opportunities for new construction are limited, and the appearance of the neighborhood seems frozen in the era when these buildings were originally constructed.
Renowned public and private schools make the neighborhood attractive to young families with school-age children. The neighborhood is generally “kid-friendly,” with parks, playgrounds, and quiet streets where kids can still play safely.