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21 Schermerhorn Street

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of Aug 12, 2022
It previously was on the market for a total of 158 days.
158 days on Market

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Key Details

  • Listed: Mar 7, 2022
    Last Price Change: -0.8% ($50,000) on Oct 2
    Days on Market: 158
    Building Type: Townhouse
    Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn)
    Listing viewed 845 times
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $35,516 ($6.46/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($1,290,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.


Do not miss this incredible opportunity to own the 25’ wide 4-story home of your dreams in prime Brooklyn Heights. Built in 1855, this stately one-family home offers 7-8 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, great light, grand proportions, and museum quality historic details throughout. Wonderfully maintained over the years by its current owners so that the new owners can move right in to the upper three floors and enjoy the convenience and space that only a 25’ wide home in Brooklyn Heights can offer.

Situated on a quiet and picturesque tree-lined block filled with grand townhouses, it also offers proximity to a vast array of amenities just one block in every direction. Head down a stunningly renovated stoop and in a quick jaunt you have every single subway line at your doorstep, plus award-winning restaurants, public and private schools, Soul Cycle, Equinox, and gourmet shopping at Sahadis, Dellapietros, and Trader Joes, to name just a few of the Brooklyn institutions for which this neighborhood has become so beloved. Systems, structure and mechanical upgrades are numerous and include a split AC system, newly brownstoned stoop, all new Kolbe landmarked windows, recovered roof, hard-wired alarm system, upgraded bluestone sidewalk, and beautifully skim-coated walls and plasterwork.

A spacious and pastoral yard has been maintained with professional landscaping, an irrigation system, and a stunning array of planting beds and hardscaping perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. Whether your aesthetic is modern or traditional, this home offers the perfect backdrop. Enter up the stoop into the show-stopping parlor floor of this majestic home and prepare to be amazed.

Built at 25’ wide and 55’ deep with an additional 15’ x 10’ extension on this level, you can live your best everyday life on just this one floor. Offering rarely seen scale and drama and affording the space for a grand living room, a separate and unrivaled dining room, a powder room, and a sunny kitchen with windows on two sides that leads you down into the garden. Perfectly restored details offer warmth and elegance and include original plaster wedding cake moldings, ceiling medallions, plantation shutters, floor-to-ceiling windows, and original nailhead parquet floors with mahogany inlay.

A real wood-burning fireplace with a distinctive Carrara marble mantle provides the perfect focal point. An additional marble mantle adds style to the dining room. The distinctive plasterwork includes triple ceiling moldings with fleur-de-lis interspersed with a dentil design and is repeated up the sweeping staircase and throughout the hallways of even the bedroom floors.

An eat-in kitchen resides in the sunny extension off the dining room and includes a pull-out pantry and a suite of professional appliances including a vented Viking 6-burner cooktop, double Viking ovens, a Sub-Zero fridge, Miele dishwasher, and a deep sink with a garbage disposal and a garden view through a unique arched window. Head up the glamorous staircase complete with hand-carved mahogany balustrade and bannisters to a Primary suite of glorious proportions and a garden view. This home has the generous width to connect two oversized bedrooms with their very own pass-through, one used as the Primary bedroom and a walk-in closet, and the other as a handsome library with exposed brick, built-in millwork, and another wood-burning fireplace.

A smaller bedroom and oversized windowed bathroom complete this floor. The top floor offers three additional sizable bedrooms, a dramatic skylight, and another windowed bathroom with a free-standing tub and a glass enclosed shower. Indulge your creativity on the garden level of this home while enjoying 6 bedrooms and 2.5 baths on the upper three floors in perfect condition.

Currently used as a dentist’s office, the garden floor will be delivered vacant and offers the next steward the opportunity to build out a guest suite, home offices, additional bedrooms, or a playroom/media room/family room. With the perfect flow out to the garden, and great width and breadth, the opportunities are endless. There is even a full basement below the garden level that has been wonderfully maintained and offers loads of clean and dry space for all of your storage needs.

There is no other townhouse on the market with such unique proportions and easy accessibility to the absolute best of Brooklyn. One subway stop to Manhattan or ride your bike, walk or take a cab over the Brooklyn Bridge. Enjoy the best shops and dining in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill and Fort Greene all on foot, but if you like to drive, there are multiple garages less than a block away.

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Building Amenities

  • Pre War
  • Walk Up
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Fireplaces