Updated 12 hours ago
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn | Hicks Street & Henry Street
20 Rooms10 Beds9 Baths10,200 Square FeetIncome Property

floors / apts5 / 6
Lot Size25'x94'
Built Size25'x62'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$70,698
Price Per SF

Outdoor space and views

  • Patio

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Stoop Entry
  • Wine Cellar

Property Description

The year was 1900, and the construction labor force was ripe with European craftsmen who took enormous pride in every brick, every hand carved stone, every cornice, every ceiling archway and every inch of inlaid flooring. "They don't make em like they used to" is unfortunately true in many cases. That statement makes this particular property an even greater tribute to the preservation/restoration of a timeless treasure. It is a uniquely detailed iconic residence, and an unapparelled example of craftsmanship long lost. Unbelievably elegant AND incredibly well priced, this massive 25 foot wide historic brownstone home has as many possible uses as it does points of value and beauty. Framed beneath its behemoth (approximately) 10,200 square foot interior are a wealth of possibilities for the end user, the investor, the developer or simply for a buyer looking to capture a lost treasure in brick and mortar. For an end user, this home represents a substantial income producer as well as providing for a delightfully stylish triplex residence while enjoying top market income values from the 6 very well maintained rental apartments. For the investor, 118 Remsen provides a rare opportunity to amass a property of this magnitude and style with a solid uninterrupted record of proven success from top to bottom with little need for remodeling. For the developer, this illustrious home can become your "crown jewel" transitioning from multifamily gem to single family masterpiece, or majestic condominium homes. For the "treasure hunter, the devil (or heaven !) is in the details. Any way you look at it, 118 Remsen Street is magical.6 beautiful residences; 5 spacious 1 bedroom apartments and 1 trophy triplex home. The owner's triplex, (this building's focal point of authenticity and grace), is spread over parlor, garden and basement levels and dedicated to fulfilling all of the comforts of the owner including an incredible parlor level "great room"; elegant garden level living room; extraordinary kitchen with Wolfe, and SubZero appliances framed in marble; intimate patio off of the dining area; 3 huge bedrooms all with 13 foot ceilings and oversized windows; 3 full en suite baths; 1 powder room; a graceful staircase and entry foyer; a massive custom 500 bottle wine cellar, large media center, exercise area and more than ample storage space near the dedicated laundry center. There is also an "owners home office" north facing and beautifully detailed as an adjunct to the owner's triplex. The 5 apartments above the owner's residence are all in top condition and at market rents. "Sprawling", "endless", "luxurious", "timeless" call it whatever you like, especially if you are smart enough to call it "home"/or better yet "Home Run". Located in "the best neighborhood in New York", of course, and within a stone's throw to everything chic, hip, necessary and cool, such as: shopping, restaurants, parks, schools, transportation, services, solons, museums, houses of worship, library, and so much more. It's true, "They don't make em like they used to" anymore.... but this one can be yours for the asking. Finally, welcome home!

Listing History

Initial Price by Vicki V. Negron

Building Details

OwnershipIncome Property
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1856
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Transit and Citi Bike


Court St
0.12 miles
Borough Hall
0.21 miles
Clark St
0.26 miles
Jay St-MetroTech
0.36 miles
High St
0.42 miles

Citi Bike

Henry St & Remsen St
0.04 miles
Montague St & Clinton St
0.09 miles
Clinton St & Joralemon St
0.1 miles


Atlantic Ave/BBP Pier 6
0.44 miles

Brooklyn Heights | Brooklyn

Quick Profile

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.

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