6 Grace Court Alley is an unrivaled combination of open indoor/outdoor living and contemporary architecture behind the meticulously restored facade of a 29.5 foot wide historic carriage house with a private garage. Every detail was carefully attended to in this custom build and renovation that delivers a sun splashed 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home spread across 5,200 SF and four levels. The renovation, helmed by local architect Baxt/Ingui, includes a massive central skylight, three distinct outdoor spaces, multiple fireplaces and the highest quality materials paired with a master craftsmanship reserved only for the most discerning buyer. Situated on a private mews featuring 19th century carriage houses, each preserving the historic integrity of the alley, this prime and exceptionally quiet location completes this rarified offering in prime Brooklyn Heights.
Beyond the oversized double entry doors, the massive entry foyer flows seamlessly into the main living, dining and entertaining level. An enormous and awe-inspiring skylight (with motorized shading) extending nearly the full length of the living room draw the eyes upward. A cleverly placed stair well divides living and dining areas and brings light into the lower level. A quintessential feature of the home are the multiple sliding walls of doors (by Nana) located on this level and upstairs that open fully and promote a completely new definition of entertainment space. Here, they open to a lush private garden with multiple seating areas and an outdoor fireplace. A massive absolute black granite kitchen island is center in an L-shaped kitchen outfitted with custom rift oak cabinets and top of line Wolf, Subzero and Miele appliances. A dining area opposite the kitchen can accommodate seating for a very large dinner party. A built in home office, luxurious powder room and direct access to the garage complete this level.
Downstairs, uniquely open and flexible, boasts an unparalleled amount of storage (29 feet long) and is currently configured as an interior bedroom on one side with a spacious media room and den on the other. This is a relaxed space in the home where much time is spent by the current owners. The lower level is complete with a luxurious full bathroom outfitted in Toto, Grohe and Dornbracht.
An architecturally stunning white oak and iron clad staircase lined with custom built-in storage leads upward to the master suite and two bedrooms occupying the entire second floor. Serene and private, the master bedroom features a secluded terrace, windowed bathroom and oversized walk in closet. Lined in porcelain and glass tiles, the master bathroom includes a frameless glass enclosed shower and deep soaking tub. An additional bathroom serves the two adjacent bedrooms.
The top floor is an urban oasis suitable for entertaining large parties but flexible enough to be closed off as a bedroom. Currently arranged as a den with a streamlined kitchenette and wine refrigerator, the sliding wall of doors open directly to the roof deck. A sunlit and dramatic 16 X 30 roof terrace offers a rare vantage point against the low rise profile of the neighborhood.
Grace Court Alley is a private lane lined with historic homes in the heart of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. Built in 1920, a substantial investment was made on this thoroughly modern rebuilding which was completed in 2015. From this location, you are steps from transportation, prestigious schools, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and an endless array dining and shopping options on nearby Montague Street.
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