In historic Brooklyn Heights where the classic seamlessly blends with the modern, the Renaissance spirit lives on. Landmark structures line the tree-canopied streets, beautifully restored to their former glory and developed with a keen eye for contemporary styles. Here you’ll find a beautiful six bedroom home within a quintessential brownstone filled with antiques and modern classics - the perfect setting for a cultural rebirth.
As you like it
Your hosts are a scholar and teacher of the classics, and a financier. They and their brood of four are voracious readers, art lovers, sports enthusiasts, and avid learners - a Renaissance family through and through.
Walk up the stoop to discover a five-storey home exuding cultural efflorescence. The living room boasts riches aesthetic and erudite: a horsehair-upholstered sofa, intricate rugs and boldly printed cushions reminiscent of eclectic treasures from the Silk Route, and lofty bookshelves stacked with tomes written by enlightened minds. A sprawling kitchen, all honey-hued wood, shiny white cabinets, and top-of-the-line stainless steel accoutrements, sets the stage for the flavours of the Spice Islands. In the dining room, a breathtaking Pluma Cubic pendant lamp made of feathers illuminates an intimate setting where families can break bread. Armchairs draped with seafaring ropes face floor-to-ceiling glass windows, inviting further exploration. Descend from the staircase, an iron and teak modern masterpiece, for a choice of two tempting perspectives: the lush manicured backyard outdoors and the contemporary comfort of the sitting room within.
Venture to a graceful Eero Saarinen table in the secluded study - the ideal spot for pondering Descartes. Six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three powder rooms and a shower room for children and guests are generously spread throughout the home, with a grand accommodations reserved for the masters suite, with its own sitting room, powder room, shower room and bedroom. The ensuite emerald green bath features a clam-shaped tub fit for Boticelli’s Venus. The pristine master bedroom has all the serenity of Mona Lisa's smile.
Age of Exploration
Leaving this haven may be both agony and ecstasy, but do journey on. Just a short walk away, sample the beautiful Nouveau American fare at Colonie, enjoy an artisanal tipple at Henry Public, shop for avant garde finds at the Barney’s Co-op, or simply relish the chiaroscuro of the glittering New York skyline at nightfall on the Brooklyn Promenade. Fancy a Manhattan expedition? Four express subway lines are minutes away.
Additional amenities include: iron & ironing board, toiletries, coffee machine, cafetiere, music player, hairdryer, onefinestay iphone.TripAdvisor property ID 2767956...Read more
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No-quibble cool-off period. Provided you book more than seven days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking no questions asked within 24 hours of making it, and we will refund 100% of any charges.
Early cancellation. If you cancel at least 2 weeks before you are due to arrive, we will charge you 50% of the cost of your stay.
Late cancellation. We’ll be as flexible as we can if you need to cancel. However, once you’re within two weeks of the start of your stay, we can’t refund your booking.
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