Brown Harris Stevens is proud to offer one of the few grand homes of this scale in Brooklyn Heights for the first time on the market in over 40 years. Built circa 1863, this prominent townhouse makes a statement at the corner of Montague Terrace facing the entrance to the Promenade. Its restored brownstone faade highlights the Romanesque Revival style while the significant 104' lot provides a gracious position for the 27' x 55' building.
The scale of this impressive residence allows for a variety of uses. Presently, the configuration includes the owners' dramatic duplex apartment with guest suite on the third floor. As well, there are 3 high income rental apartments. If desired, this magnificent home could also be restored to its original single-family living. A singular feature of One Montague Terrace is the large private garden at the rear of the property. With entrances from the main apartment or the street, the oversized plot provides a sheltered space for entertaining and a peaceful escape from the city.
One Montague Terrace was built as the residence of prominent ship building and trading entrepreneur, Benjamin Flint. Flint and his brother Isaac Chapman conceived of the row of ornamented brownstones on Montague Terrace, which they built with the intention of each living at either end of the row of properties. The family lived in the area for several generations and were prominent members of Brooklyn Heights society.
The principal apartment consists of two bedrooms each with attached private bath on the garden floor. The internal atrium features a grand staircase leading up to open floorplan parlor, which extends the full length of the building. On this floor there is a kitchen and further guest room with bath completing the duplex. There is a guest suite on the 3rd floor with bedroom, living room and bath available. The owners duplex features period appropriate details which were inspired by, and in many cases, imported from travels throughout Europe taken by the current owners. The impressive bay window as seen from the outside was restored to the property after research authenticated that feature in the original design. Inside the home, this space is highlighted with leaded glass panels where imported from a Victorian Library in East London. At the base of the dramatic interior staircase, the floor is one of the three encaustic tile mosaics. These tiles were imported from England, where they were extensively used on some London's most important Victorian buildings, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Houses of Parliament.
The upper floors of the building include two full floor apartments and one half-floor unit. The third floor front is a beautiful one bedroom corner apartment with hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, windowed kitchen, and a lovely view of the harbor. The apartments on the fourth and fifth floors are each floor through, generously sized spaces with 2+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and spectacular views. The fourth floor has two working wood burning fireplaces.
For world class views of the Manhattan Skyline and New York Harbor, the bulkhead to the roof has the perfect space to design a roof garden dream. There is a full, high ceiling cellar, with updated mechanicals.
This important townhouse is in excellent condition. Many original features have been beautifully maintained allowing its authentic patina to develop. Take the opportunity to make your statement in this great American Home and be part of its magnificent history.