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195 Congress Street, TH

$12,750,000 | 6+ beds, 3.5 baths
239 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Oct 16, 2020
    Days on Market 239
    Building Type Townhouse
    Neighborhood Cobble Hill
    Listing viewed 408 times
  • Stories 3
    Year Built 1872


50' OF FRONTAGE ON A DOUBLE LOT in Prime Cobble Hill. This one-of-a-kind property consists of a statuesque four-story, 25' wide townhouse with adjoining 25' x 100' lot, gated parking and private garden. The combined property has over 3500 square feet of outdoor space. 195 Congress was built in the Italianate style in 1872. It is currently configured as a triplex over garden floor through apartment that can easily be reunited with the triplex as the staircase is still in place.

The result would create a grand single-family residence. Enter up the stoop into the elegant parlor floor. The gracious front living room features a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround, 12-foot ceilings with restored moldings, and floor to ceiling south-facing windows which bathe the room in light.

The original pocket doors are intact and have been restored. They lead into a large dining room and open chef's kitchen. There is a half-bath on this floor. Continue out through the French doors to a large deck with steps down to a 40-foot landscaped garden.

Walk through the arched brick doorway to the back of the property at 193 Congress where you will find a huge entertaining space complete with dining and grilling and seating areas for the grandest of parties or just simple relaxing. A wide graceful staircase leads to the third floor of the home with a primary bedroom at the rear, two large walk-in closets, front library with a second wood-burning fireplace and a home office/nursery. The adjacent bath features a steam shower, whirlpool bath, large vanity and custom-created leaded glass window for privacy.

The top floor features large front and rear bedrooms, another wood-burning fireplace, an additional home office (which could be used as a third bedroom), a full laundry room and a bath with double vanity, tub and separate stall shower. The garden level offers a renovated floor-thru guest apartment, entered under the stoop. The layout features two bedrooms at the rear, a bath with washer dryer, kitchen, and a living room with a working fireplace.

This floor, with its own central air system, works well on its own or can be effortlessly recombined with the parlor floor. The cellar has been dug out to provide a dry floor and normal height ceilings. In addition to housing the mechanicals, it features two fully outfitted wine cellars. You can move right in as is and use the property as a private compound, or bring your architect to consult on numerous possibilities such as building an enclosed garage or building a carriage house, etc.

With a total double lot footprint of 4750 square feet, the possibilities are only limited to your imagination. Co-exclusive with Brown Harris Stevens

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Building Amenities

  • Pre War
  • Garden
  • Wine Room/Wine Cellar

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Area info for 195 Congress Street

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