23 Willow Place, circa 1854, is a lovely example of Greek Revival Style architecture with Italianate detail. Situated on a quiet Brooklyn Heights block, it has picturesque Landmark protected views from every window. Unobstructed east west exposures fill the house with light. The house is across the street from the Willowtown Community Center, a Victorian Gothic style chapel, home to Saint Ann's Preschool and the Heights Players.
With approximately 3,475 square feet of living space, it is 20 feet wide by 38 feet deep, not including the extension, on a 100-foot lot. The heart of the house is the inviting double parlor floor, with the rear parlor opening to the kitchen and another dining space in the extension. The extension has floor to ceiling windows and overlooks a beautifully landscaped garden with bluestone paving. The spirit of the house is relaxed and charming and entertaining here is a delight. There is a powder room on the parlor floor, five bedrooms and two full baths on the third and fourth floors and a roof deck outside the third floor rear bedroom.
A one bedroom garden level rental, with separate entrance under the stoop, will be delivered vacant. The interior stairway from the parlor hall to the garden level remains in place for a return to use as a single family home.
This much loved and well-maintained home has lovely historic detail, a great kitchen, central air conditioning, good mechanicals and a new roof. It is in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, on the quietest street in neighborly Willowtown.
Minutes from Manhattan, the Heights is the most swiftly accessed brownstone neighborhood in Brooklyn. Everyone enjoys the vibrant Brooklyn Bridge waterfront park, local cafes and dining scene, access to East River Ferries, the bikeway, all major subway lines, shops, and a wide choice of private and public schools, pre-k through college prep.
Architectural Style: Rowhouse