Brooklyn’s beloved “Gingerbread House,” known to be a residential icon for nearly 100 years for its design reminiscent of a storybook home, is once again, up for sale, according to the residence’s public relations team.
Originally designed in 1910 by late architect James Sarsfield for shipping mogul Howard Jones, the enchanting stone cottage has been on and off the market since 2009. Now, the seller is asking $10.995 million through Keller Williams NYC, $1 million less than the initial 2009 asking price. It was last listed by another brokerage in July 2015 for $11 million.
Situated on nearly 6,000 square feet in Bay Ridge, the house at 8220 Narrows Ave. stands out as one of the first landmarked properties in the neighborhood. A rolled-edge roof and uncut stone cemented around the exterior are complemented by beautiful gardens throughout the grounds.
Inside the six-bedroom, 5.5-bath residence, cherry and mahogany flooring and hand-sculpted wood reliefs line the interior. On the first floor, the music conservatory is accented by carved stone columns and sculpted stone reliefs. The terra cotta-tiled kitchen leads to an outdoor dining patio that connects to terraced patios. A stone archway connects to the three-car garage.
You never know if Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are secretly residing inside this charming cottage.
Images courtesy of Keller Williams