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127 Hicks Street

$7,500,000 ($1,235 per ft2) | 6+ beds, 5 baths | Approx. 6,075 ft2
Building Profile  | 
135 days on Market

Townhouse Facts

  • Year Built: 1849
    Minimum Down: 20%
    Total Floors: 4
    Listed: Mar 5, 2024
    Last Price Change: ($450,000) on May 24
    Days on Market: 135
    Building Type: Townhouse
    Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn)
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $2,819
Total Taxes & Fees: $2,819 ($0.46/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $39,436
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $42,255 ($6.96/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($1,500,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Historic and Spacious Property: This property is a historic brownstone building dating from the 1840s, located in the desirable Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. With a large living space of over 6,000 sq. ft., a gracious 25’ width providing larger rooms, better flow, and terrific light, and a beautifully landscaped deep garden, this property offers a unique blend of history and space.
  • Recent Renovations and Original Details: The property underwent extensive facade and cornice restoration in 2022 and features a renovated kitchen with a butler’s pantry. Despite these updates, the property has been beautifully maintained and retains its best original details, including 12 foot ceilings with intricate moldings and two fireplaces.
  • Income Generation Potential: The property is currently configured as a four-unit building, offering potential for income generation. The owner's duplex includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a gas fireplace in the primary bedroom, while the three additional units are spacious and renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath rental units.
  • Potential for Reconfiguration: There is potential for reconfiguration into a dramatic Brooklyn Heights mansion, adding to the property's versatility and appeal.
  • Convenient Location: The property is conveniently located near restaurants, shopping, transportation, and parks, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a balance of city life and residential tranquility.
  • Additional Features: The building has a full, dry, functional cellar and is a no fee rental. As a pre-war building, it offers character and charm that is hard to find in newer constructions.


127 Hicks Street is a grand (over 6000 sq. ft) and gorgeous 25’ wide brownstone, dating from the 1840’s with five stories of living space and a full, dry, functional cellar. With great bones, an ideal location, and beautifully maintained, the home retains all of its best details. The current owner conducted an extensive facade and cornice restoration in 2022.

Currently configured as a four unit building with owner’s 3 bedroom, 2 bath garden/parlor duplex and 3 spacious and beautifully renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath rental units (one with large terrace).

With the building’s gracious 25’ width you have the benefit of larger rooms, better flow and terrific light throughout.

The dramatic 60 foot deep parlor floor is graced with 12 foot ceilings with intricate moldings as well as a ceiling archway that visually separates the living and the dining room. There are two fireplaces with marble mantles, the living room fireplace is gas-burning.

At the rear of this floor is the renovated kitchen with butler’s pantry adjacent to a multi-purpose room, perfect for either a breakfast area, den or office. A small balcony off this room leads down to the beautifully landscaped deep garden.

The lower level of the duplex has a large primary bedroom with a gas fireplace, an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. There are two additional bedrooms looking onto the back garden as well as a second full bath and a spacious central den/hang out area separating the primary from the other bedrooms.

Conveniently located in central Brooklyn Heights just a short distance from restaurants, shopping, transportation hub as well as the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the incredible Brooklyn Bridge Park, this wonderful townhouse lends itself to the owner interested in a perfect home with income or reconfiguration into a dramatic Brooklyn Heights mansion.

The possibilities are endless.

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Building Amenities

  • Pre War
  • Garden
  • Fireplaces
Listing courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens Brooklyn LLC

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