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Historic Brooklyn Captain’s House hits the market asking $10M

A historic Brooklyn townhouse by the waterfront has hit the market for $9.99 million.

The Brooklyn Heights residence, generally known as the Captain’s House, is at 13 Cranberry St., steps from the Brooklyn Promenade. 

Built in 1829 by Richard Mortimer, a British sea captain, the 25-foot-wide residence was not too long ago renovated by Baxt Ingui Architects.

The three-story, 4,900-square-foot residence options 5 bedrooms and 3½ baths.

The residence additionally shelters a secret — a hidden cavity inside a put up, the place Capt. Mortimer allegedly hid the deed to the home nearly 200 years in the past.

It’s apparently an outdated British custom, based on the brokerage agency promoting the property.

Interior shot of one of the townhouse's bedrooms.
One of the townhouse’s 5 bedrooms.
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Interior shot of a dining room in the townhouse.
Enjoy fireplace chats and chow inside the Cranberry Street residence.
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Interior of a bathroom inside the home.
A comfortable soak-luring tub in one among the loos.
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Once the mortgage was absolutely paid, the house owner would apparently drill a gap in the put up and place the wrapped-up mortgage doc inside, then plug the gap with an ornamental wax seal.

Design particulars embody the crown moldings — intricate fruit patterns that nod to the fancy fruit streets of Brooklyn Heights — in addition to two fireplaces, 11-foot ceilings, the authentic staircase and many storage.

There’s additionally heated flooring inside the home in addition to a heated stoop and sidewalk exterior.

Exterior of the home's outdoor patio.
The Brooklyn townhouse spots an outside patio space.
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Interior of a living room with sunlight spilling in.
A sunkissed lounge inside the 4,900-square-foot dream home.
Alexa Bendeck Photography

The residence 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 degree is the homeowners’ suite, with a fire and spa-like rest room, two dressing rooms and a “bonus” room that may be a house office, sitting room or bed room.

The subsequent flooring boasts a laundry room and two extra bedrooms, with fireplaces and enormous closets. The high attic degree might be one other office or lounge. 

The dealer is “Million Dollar Listing New York” star Tyler Whitman of Triplemint. 

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