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809 Halsey Street 809 Halsey Street
For all the glistening high-rises going up all over Brooklyn, its original townhouses cannot be ignored or replaced. Some of them date back to the nineteenth century, and all of them are rich in distinctive details, thoughtful features, and surprising luxuries that can't be found in slick new white box homes. Brooklyn townhouses are naturally few and far between, but we found a few currently on the market.
59-Middagh-Street All images of 59 Middagh Street via Leslie J. Garfield
59-Middagh-Street Kitchen
59-Middagh-Street Master suite
59-Middagh-Street Garden
Originally built in 1832, this townhome has been transformed into a luxury mansion by a pair of female developers. The basement floor has a fully equipped gym, sauna, functioning bar area, laundry room, and private bedroom suite. The second-floor master suite spans the width of the townhouse and features a large dressing room and master bath with dual vanities. Additional features include a chef's kitchen, impressive fourth-floor sun room, and a 1,035-square-foot private garden. See floor plan and full details here.

135-Clinton-Street All images of 135 Clinton Street via Brown Harris Stevens
135-Clinton-Street Kitchen
135-Clinton-Stree Master bath
135-Clinton-Street Garden
While this brick brownstone retains original details dating back to the 1850s, a painstaking renovation fills it with state-of-the-art systems and modern amenities. A welcoming eat-in kitchen comes with double doors on both ends, leading to the formal dining room and the private garden. Upstairs, a full-floor master suite's spa-like bath features a Jacuzzi soaking tub in front of a wood-burning fireplace and overlooking the garden. See floor plan and full details here.

845-Carroll-Street All images of 845 Carroll Street via Anchor Associates
845-Carroll-Street Kitchen
845-Carroll-Street Family room
845-Carroll-Street Master bedroom
Located on a tree-lined block and surrounded by landmarked brownstones, this 21-foot-wide quadruplex features eight fireplaces, original wood flooring throughout, and Tiffany stained glass windows. The windowed, eat-in kitchen combines past and present with a decorative fireplace, wood cabinets, granite countertops, upscale finishes, and an island with breakfast bar. A polished, original staircase with a wood railing and intricate finishes connects all levels. See floor plan and full details here.

48-Dobbin-Street All images of 48 Dobbin Street via Brown Harris Stevens
48-Dobbin-Street Living room
48-Dobbin-Street Kitchen
48-Dobbin-Street Bedroom
This 1930s warehouse has been converted to a spectacular open plan residence with a professional recording studio on the ground floor (equipment and instruments available for purchase). Elsewhere in the home, features include soaring ceilings, a large skylight, and a custom-designed kitchen. All bedrooms are grand in scale, but the master suite goes several steps further with a deep walk-in closet/dressing room, bath, and newly designed infrared sauna/meditation room. See floor plan and full details here.

5-Arlington-Place All images of 5 Arlington Place via Brown Harris Stevens
5-Arlington-Place Entry foyer
5-Arlington-Place Kitchen
5-Arlington-Place Master bath
This exquisite, circa-1887 brownstone was recently renovated from top to bottom with modern conveniences, but not at the expense of its plasterwork and beams, stained glass windows, six original fireplace mantles. A well-designed chef's kitchen with custom-cabinetry, multiple seating areas, and high-end appliances leads to the back terrace and landscaped garden. Upstairs, the luxurious master suite's massive five-fixture bath has a free-standing, two-person tub and radiant heated floors. See floor plan and full details here.

125-Maple-Street All images of 125 Maple Street via Halstead
125-Maple-Street Middle and rear parlor
125-Maple-Street Master bedroom
125-Maple-Street Wine cellar
Dating back to 1901, this Grande Renaissance Revival townhouse on a tree-lined corner is abundant in natural light and unique historic details like a stained glass foyer, Corinthian columns, multiple fireplaces, and spectacular moldings. The top-floor master suite is distinguished by a stained glass skylight. A private garage and a 212-bottle wine cellar complete this gorgeous home. See floor plan and full details here.

11-Scholes-Street All images of 11 Scholes Street via Sotheby's
11-Scholes-Street Garage/studio
11-Scholes-Street Great Room
11-Scholes-Street Roof deck
An 1899 brick firehouse has been transformed into a sleek, contemporary home with amazing natural light. The ground-floor space once occupied by the firehouse's carriages and horses is now home to a one-car garage and a photography studio with continuous concrete floors. On the top floor, the master suite opens up to a Japanese-style bamboo garden with an outdoor shower. See floor plan and full details here.

593-Jefferson-Avenue All images of 593 Jefferson Avenue via Halstead
593-Jefferson-Avenue Living room
593-Jefferson-Avenue Kitchen
593-Jefferson-Avenue Master bedroom
Originally built in 1887, this townhouse was sensitively renovated to marry Old World charm and craftsmanship with modern comforts and conveniences. Details like original parquetry floors, decorative plaster relief, mahogany millwork, original fireplaces, and period cabinetry were carefully restored to their former glory. The main living area was designed with an open plan layout that easily accesses the kitchen and dining room without sacrificing historic features. See floor plan and full details here.

351-Sackett-Street All images of 351 Sackett Street via Compass
351-Sackett-Street Living room
351-Sackett-Street Kitchen
351-Sackett-Street Master bedroom
Classically designed townhouse on a prime Brooklyn block is rich in natural light, soaring ceilings, custom millwork, and unique doors and hardware. An open chef's kitchen contains an antique wood and marble island, honed marble backsplash, and top-of-the-line appliances. Upstairs, the master suite has a windowed walk-in closet large enough to accommodate a dresser. See floor plan and full details here.

809 Halsey Street, #TH (Massada Home Sales Inc)
809-Halsey-Street-04 809 Halsey Street, #TH (Massada Home Sales Inc)
Living room
An architectural masterpiece since 1899, this spacious brownstone is loaded with pre-war details including all original fireplaces, mantles, and original floors, but also has plenty of updates features, like recessed lighting, a new balcony with lovely green views, and an updated kitchen. See floor plan and full details here.

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