Brooklyn Heights Heating Up with Spotlight on Schermerhorn Street

Posted December 17th, 2019 by Ravi Kantha

With tree-lined blocks and sweeping views, Brooklyn Heights has attracted notable residents since its days as a shipping hub in 17th century New Amsterdam.

Today, the neighborhood is heating up with new developments, restaurants, shops, and transit upgrades, making it a prime location for buyers looking to invest in an area still poised for growth.

Forbes recently put the spotlight on Schermerhorn Street in particular, a historic gem stretching from the Brooklyn Heights Historic District to the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. From homes on Schermerhorn, residents have easy access to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and multiple subway lines, including the soon-to-be-renovated Metro Tech station.

These perks haven’t gone unnoticed by luxury condo developers, who have sought to harness the neighborhood’s sense of history -- but for buyers seeking the space, original details, and history of a private home without sacrificing the luxuries of new construction, a small number of mint-condition townhouses have hit the market to provide the best of both worlds.

29 Schermerhorn and 31 Schermerhorn are two examples:

29 Schermerhorn Street

Listed at $5,995,000

A classic Italianate brownstone, this fully renovated elevator townhouse features nearly 5,700 square feet of living space over six full floors, offering a private garden, courtyard, and roof deck overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Verazzano Bridge.

31 Schermerhorn Street - Upper Triplex

Listed at $3,695,000

Experience townhouse living in a mint-condition 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo with soaring ceiling heights and original details located on a landmarked block. Old New York meets modern living with original details on all floors, accented by modern technology and high-end appliances.

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