After a thoroughly modern interior overhaul, this 1850s brick row house in the Cobble Hill Historic District boasts a curvaceous plaster stair, a double-height kitchen with a wall of glass, and new finishes throughout. The renovation by Elizabeth Roberts Architects included a three-story addition, new mechanics, and heating and cooling systems.

Featured in an Insider column in 2019, the former multi-family at 469 Henry Street was transformed into a single-family dwelling with a kitchen on the garden level, living and dining on the parlor level and two floors of bedroom space above. The finished cellar includes a play area, room for a gym, and a wet bar.

An old listing shows that prior to the renovation there were a few period details still in place, including some ear moldings, fine plasterwork, a curved stair, and a coffin corner. A carved marble mantel was retained in the front of the parlor during the renovation, but otherwise the interior was completely transformed with a sleek stair in a new location, a lower cellar floor, and that extension adding 18 feet of living space.

New finishes include wide white oak flooring and soft-white walls and moldings throughout. A singular bright pop of color is the aqua tile in the first floor powder room.

The new kitchen is open to a living area with a conversation pit, exposed beams and a wall of storage. That wall of storage extends into the kitchen and disguises the refrigerator as well as incorporates a wood-burning fireplace. There are bead-board cabinets, a marble counter and backsplash, a reclaimed oak island, and ivy creeping up the walls.

Upstairs, the two floors of bedroom space include three bedrooms on the second floor, one with an en suite bath, along with a laundry room. On the third floor is a full-floor suite with sitting room, walk-in closet, and a bedroom with pocket doors leading to a soaking tub and access to a terrace.

The listing notes radiant heat flooring in the bathrooms and on the garden level, central air, three wood-burning fireplaces, and four dishwashers. The garden also got a makeover with planted beds, wood decking, and a koi pond.

The house last sold, pre-renovation, in 2015 for $3.5 million. Listed by Joan Goldberg of Brown Harris Stevens, it is priced at $11 million. What are your thoughts?

[Listing: 469 Henry Street | Broker: Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

entry with curved stair

parlor with coat

passthrough between parlor and dining room with wet bar

dining area with built-ins

dining area with built-ins

bathroom with aqua wall tiles

curved modern stair

modern curved stair

view looking down modern stair

exposed beams in conversation pit area

conversation pit and view of kitchen

wall of hidden storage in kitchen

a kitchen with a wall of glass and plants growing on the walls

kitchen with view toward conversation pit

fridge hidden in wall of storage

wall of storage in kitchen

hall with view of curved stair

hallway with shelving

bedroom with pale wood floors

bedroom with pale wood floors

bedroom with wallpaper

laundry room with sink and a tile floor

hall with wood floor and curved stair

sitting room with modern fireplace

sitting room with ensuite bath

bathroom with double vanity

bedroom with paneling on one wall

bedroom with windows to terrace view

bedroom with ensuite bath with soaking tub

soaking tubs

door from bath to terrace

bath with white tile floor and blue pattern accent tiles

basement with gym and recessed lighting

brick exterior of the house and the tiled entry

rear façade with wall of glass

garden with wood decking

garden with planted beds and wood decking


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