Updated 6 days ago

The Gingerbread House

8200 Narrows Ave

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn | 82nd Street & 83rd Street

12 Rooms6 Beds3 Baths5,800 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts4 / 1
Lot Size200'x100'
Built Size58'x75'
Building TypeHouse
RE Taxes$40,349
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls
  • Original Details
  • WBFP
  • Central AC

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Courtyard
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Second Entry
  • Wine Cellar

Property Description for 8200 Narrows Ave

The anticipation is over, The Gingerbread House is back on the market and the opportunity to make this masterpiece your own is now within reach. Lovingly maintained, this remarkable property has captured the hearts and imaginations of those who appreciate the extraordinary. Designed by architect James Sarsfield Kennedy for shipping mogul Howard Jones, this extraordinary Arts and Crafts home, once described as "the most magnificent residence in all of New York City", lends itself to gracious living and entertaining as no other. Nestled on an idyllic 1 acre setting along Bay Ridge's Narrows Avenue, 8200 is a magical retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Within the expansive yet intimate living spaces you cannot help but experience the classic architectural elements. The house offers hand carved wainscotting and marble mantels, hand painted coffered ceilings , one of a kind stained glass doors and panels and mahogany and cherry floors throughout the living, dining and music room. Outside the fountain room you experience the numerous patios, balconies and outdoor spaces that bring the outside in. The six bedroom, five and one half bath home includes a spacious primary suite with walk in closets, dressing room, fireplace flanked by two balconies and a sitting room. The Lower level invites the imagination for use as movie theater, gym and beyond. The sprawling three-car garage and courtyard provides ample space for your vehicles, while the meticulously landscaped, private park-like grounds offer a private oasis where you can savor moments of serenity. All of this and room for a pool. Properties of this caliber rarely grace the market, and the fact that it has tantalized property enthusiasts for a decades only adds to its allure.

This home not only boasts its own storied past but also the cultural and historical backdrop of one of Brooklyn's most cherished neighborhoods. Here in Bay Ridge, modern amenities meet old-world charm with bustling boutiques, gourmet eateries, the serene backdrop of waterfront vistas, Dyker Beach golf course and public transportation all just a stone's throw away. Now more than ever, the opportunity to make this masterpiece your own is within reach. Call today to make an appointment to visit 8200 Narrows Avenue. . Private property tours are available with proof of funds and bank preapproval letter provided 48 hours in advance

Listing History for 8200 Narrows Ave

Back on the Market by Bernadette Mitchell
Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC
POM by Bernadette Mitchell
Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC

Building Details for 8200 Narrows Ave

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeHouse
Year Built1899
Learn More About the Building

Bay Ridge | Brooklyn

Lush front yards and trimmed hedges are pretty common in Bay Ridge.

Quick Profile

Bay Ridge is an old-world neighborhood neatly tucked into the southwest corner of Brooklyn within the shadows of the Verrazano Bridge. The neighborhood is encircled by the Belt Parkway along the shore line and the Gowanus Expressway inland.

Bay Ridge, long known for its generational pull, has historically been home to a diverse number of ethnic groups. While the area is flush with people of Irish, Italian and Greek descent, these ethnic communities have been joined by larger numbers of new groups, including people with Russian, Polish, Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds. The Arab American community today in Bay Ridge represents the largest concentration of Arab Americans in New York City.

For many years, Bay Ridge and its waterside location, would attract the affluent. But most of the mansions that once lined Shore Road are long gone and have been replaced by six-story apartment buildings.  

Aside from the low-rise apartment buildings, the neighborhood pretty much consists of one and two-family homes. Lush front yards and trimmed hedges are pretty common here.  

Current zoning and limitations on building heights restrict any out of the norm development. At present, the future beholds small development on some of the commercial strips and teardowns of older homes for smaller residential projects.

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 30475TH