A Townhouse in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District Asks $10M
Grace Court Alley, a short, secluded street lined with 19th-century carriage houses in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, has undergone quite the transformation since its modest beginnings. Just six years ago, 6 Grace Court Alley—the latest of the block’s properties to hit the market—was rented out as a four-car garage with a three-bedroom, one-bath apartment overhead. The current owners purchased the structure in 2011 for $2.7 million and, with the help of Baxt Ingui Architects, converted it into a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath residence, while still retaining its historic façade. Listed with Brian Lehner of Brown Harris Stevens for $10 million, the 4,700-square-foot home features an open living area and kitchen, a private garden with an outdoor gas fireplace, radiant-heat floors, a one-car garage, and an expansive roof deck. It’s like living in the late 1800s—with 21st-century bells and whistles.