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A historic Brooklyn townhouse by the waterfront has hit the marketplace for $9.99 million.
The Brooklyn Heights house, generally known as the Captain’s Home, is at 13 Cranberry St., steps from the Brooklyn Promenade.
Inbuilt 1829 by Richard Mortimer, a British sea captain, the 25-foot-wide house was lately renovated by Baxt Ingui Architects.
The three-story, 4,900-square-foot house options 5 bedrooms and 3½ baths.
The house additionally shelters a secret — a hidden cavity inside a publish, the place Capt. Mortimer allegedly hid the deed to the home nearly 200 years in the past.
It’s apparently an outdated British custom, in response to the brokerage agency promoting the property.
As soon as the mortgage was totally paid, the home-owner would apparently drill a gap within the publish and place the wrapped-up mortgage doc inside, then plug the outlet with an ornamental wax seal.
Design particulars embody the crown moldings — intricate fruit patterns that nod to the flamboyant fruit streets of Brooklyn Heights — in addition to two fireplaces, 11-foot ceilings, the unique staircase and many storage.
There’s additionally heated flooring inside the home in addition to a heated stoop and sidewalk outdoors.
The house opens to a lobby. It faces a row of gardens throughout the road in addition to a row of gardens out the again.
There’s additionally a chef’s kitchen with white cupboards and white marble counters. The second stage is the homeowners’ suite, with a hearth and spa-like lavatory, two dressing rooms and a “bonus” room that may be a house workplace, sitting room or bed room.
The subsequent flooring boasts a laundry room and two extra bedrooms, with fireplaces and enormous closets. The highest attic stage may very well be one other workplace or lounge.
The dealer is “Million Greenback Itemizing New York” star Tyler Whitman of Triplemint.