265 Hicks For Sale; One Of Brooklyn’s Costliest Properties

Curbed reports that the recently renovated townhouse at 165 Hicks Street, at the northeast corner of Hicks and Joralemon, is for sale, listed at $10.75 million. The asking price, according to Curbed, “puts it among the ranks of the most expensive homes currently for sale in Brooklyn” and notes that “unsurprisingly” many of these are in Brooklyn Heights.

Among the house’s amenities, according to Curbed, are a “chef’s kitchen…with high-end appliances”, a garden, an elevator, and a separate garden level apartment that could be leased or used as guest quarters.

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  • Karl Junkersfeld

    StreetEasy states that this building was originally a 5 unit building with the latest rental going for $2750 before being purchased and converted to single family residence with elevator. Does anyone know if this was a multi-family before conversion?

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    It was.

  • Concerned

    Gorgeous. I especially like that sun room at the top. But for 10.75 million on the corner of Hicks and Joralemon, I’d demand bulletproof and soundproof windows!!!

  • StudioBrooklyn

    If it was the building a block over at Henry you could at least farm your own salmon in the goldfish fountain.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Another reason why I’m conflicted about the Pier 6 and Cobble Hill Towers. I love parks, but I need housing. Seems like every weekend I notice another multi-unit brownstone being converted into a single-family home. What makes me seethe is when I see a “No Towers In Cobble Hill” poster in the window of one of these new conversions or in a new 6,000 sq ft mansion. Don’t they understand the irony?

  • Concerned

    How appropriate. Although I thought that was being groomed for a urinal. When you’re on the go because your group of perfect gentlemen has to be escorted out of the park by police cruisers going against traffic on Joralemon, or you really want to mug one more Brooklyn Heights resident before going back to your neighborhood and you need to pee…

  • Concerned

    Is there a housing crisis in Brooklyn Heights? I don’t think so. But if you are correct and there is, the sale of the Jehovah’s Witnesses residential properties will surely add MANY more apartments to the area. We don’t need any more construction.

  • Boerum Bill

    Jumpin’ Jack Flash! For that price, it better have a panic room big enough for a ping-pong table!

  • Reggie

    There is a citywide housing crisis but Brooklyn Heights figures neither in the problem nor the solution?

  • Concerned

    What citywide housing crisis are you referring to? And how does Brooklyn Heights fit into it?

  • Andrew Porter

    Originally 8 units before restoration, which included replacing the ugly brickwork that covered the original brownstone, and much restoration of exterior ornamentation. They also put the stoop back on, I believe. What they didn’t do was make the garden on Joralemon into a parking lot, which they had permission to do.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Probably nothing you don’t already know, sir: the “housing crisis” has been well documented but its definition varies, I suppose, depending on whether it refers to the scant availability of “affordable” housing for middle class or low income households, or to the shady nature in which development deals are being made that [nominally] address the availability of living units. Of course we know that these are two distinct controversies, and in this neighborhood the latter kind seems to receive much more attention.

  • Concerned

    SB, I’m not sure how I’m supposed to respond to this, unless you’re also “Reggie”. But I’m not going to address a vague group of “crises” with some type of blunderbuss of a response that will end up pissing everyone off.
    If you’d like to engage, be specific.

  • KanyeWestern

    Just as I don’t believe in a citywide housing crisis, I don’t believe in the crime wave overtaking BH either.

  • Concerned

    Cool. Go hang out on Joralemon with a fat wallet and a glass jaw and see how it works out for you.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    You asked “what citywide housing crisis” and I attempted to elucidate, quite objectively I might add, and will attempt again:

    The basis of “housing crisis” seems to be in the idea that among available units there is a surplus of too-expensive housing and a deficit of affordable housing, for those generally in need of it or in the market for it. This imbalance exists independently of the dealings that drive unethical or obtrusive developments such as high rise packages that fail to accommodate the additional strain they put on local infrastructure and amenities.

    Why can’t a guy write a comment without being accused of being some other commenter? One character habitually signs under multiple handles and we get a witch hunt every time two people disagree! And you and I haven’t even disagreed on this!

  • Concerned

    I know you’re not “Reggie”. I was being facetious because I asked him a question and you answered. Your answer was objective, but it was still your answer. Not Reggie’s.
    Either way, I’m not sure there’s any debate, here. Just fun loving neighbors who like to kick it on a neighborhood blog. If we were at Eamon’s, we’d be doing the same thing except we’d be out of more money and probably lesser spouses and parents. Be well.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Thanks for clarifying! Yeah it’s sometimes hard to be sure “how” someone means something in writing. So…Eamon’s, eh?

  • Concerned

    Eamon’s. What I consider old school…