YOUR HEART'S DESIRE "If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water." - Loren Eiseley
THE WISH LIST Worldwide, the calming effect of water gives residences overlooking water the highest value. Are you among those who have always wished for a magnificent mansion with immense protected panoramic views of the ever changing tides of New York's extraordinary harbor?
With unimpeded vistas of Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Status of Liberty?
An historic 1857 mansion replete with original detail?
One with light on three sides and with east- and west-facing exposures for the brightest rooms and an ideal alignment according to Feng Shui?
A 40-foot-wide mansion on a remarkable lot 62.58 feet wide and 145 feet deep?
With an interior comprising over 17,000 approximate square feet surrounded on three sides by terraces and park-like gardens with over 9,000 approximate square feet, anchored by 100-year-old trees?
In all of New York, there is only one possibility: 3 PIERREPONT PLACE
ARCHITECT In December 1823, Hezekiah Pierrepont advertised his three prime building lots as "the nearest country retreat, and the easiest of access from the center of business, that now remains unoccupied. "
3 Pierrepont Place was originally built by one of the AIA's 13 founding members, Frederick A. Peterson, along with the smaller 2 Pierrepont Place, and together they have been lauded as "the most elegant pair of brownstone mansions remaining in New York" by the AIA Guide. Peterson's work also includes the landmarked Cooper Union Building constructed two years later in 1859 using a patented fireproof brick which Peterson designed. 1 Pierrepont Place was the Henry Pierrepont Mansion, designed by Richard Upjohn, which was torn down in 1946 to create the children's playground which exists today, appropriately named "Pierrepont Playground."
THE A. A. LOW MANSION An early occupant of 3 Pierrepont was Abiel Abbot Low, born in 1811, an American entrepreneur and owner of clipper ships. His ships were always able to reach New York ahead of his competition and the N.B. Palmer, one of his fastest, tied the record Shanghai-New York run of 89 days. He participated in the financing of railroads and the first trans-Atlantic cable. His son, Seth Low, became the mayor of New York and President of Columbia University, and is largely responsible for turning the small college into the present Columbia University. In honor of his father, Seth Low financed and built the Low Memorial Library at Columbia using Charles Follen McKim of the renown architectural firm, McKim, Mead and White.
Presently with 8 large apartments all delivered vacant, this mansion offers 15 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, 9 fireplaces, and a stunning grand central staircase capped with a massive skylight. There are elegant grand salons containing huge fireplaces with stone surrounds, exceptionally tall ceilings, monumental doors and door openings and huge windows. There are numerous corner rooms with create exceptional light in the interior.
New plans are available as a single-family residence.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK In 1642 the first ferry terminal opened on the land that is today Brooklyn Bridge Park. In 2005, over 350 years later, the master plan for the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park was approved. Reaching Atlantic Avenue to the south, the 85-acre Park stretches north to Jay Street past the Manhattan Bridge, encompassing Piers 1-6. The East River Ferry and New York Water Taxi service the Park connecting it to Manhattan. Notable attractions include the award-winning Squibb Bridge Park, a 450-foot pedestrian suspension bridge, as well as the recently opened "Jane's Carousel."
And in 2016, ONE 15 Brooklyn Marina opened beside Pier 5. With over 100 slips fo