1918 James Sarsfield Kennedy-Designed ‘Gingerbread House’ in Brooklyn, New York

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1918 James Sarsfield Kennedy-Designed ‘Gingerbread House’ in Brooklyn, New York

$8,750,000 | Built 1918 | 6,000 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 6 Baths | 1 Acre
8200 Narrows Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

The anticipation is over, The Gingerbread House is back on the market and the opportunity to make this masterpiece your own is now within reach. Lovingly maintained, this remarkable property has captured the hearts and imaginations of those who appreciate the extraordinary. Designed by architect James Sarsfield Kennedy for shipping mogul Howard Jones, this extraordinary Arts and Crafts home, once described as “the most magnificent residence in all of New York City”, lends itself to gracious living and entertaining as no other. Nestled on an idyllic 1 acre setting along Bay Ridge’s Narrows Avenue, 8200 is a magical retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Within the expansive yet intimate living spaces you cannot help but experience the classic architectural elements. The house offers hand carved wainscotting and marble mantels, hand painted coffered ceilings, one of a kind stained glass doors and panels and mahogany and cherry floors throughout the living, dining and music room.

Outside the fountain room you experience the numerous patios, balconies and outdoor spaces that bring the outside in. The six bedroom, five and one half bath home includes a spacious primary suite with walk in closets, dressing room, fireplace flanked by two balconies and a sitting room. The Lower level invites the imagination for use as movie theater, gym and beyond. The sprawling three-car garage and courtyard provides ample space for your vehicles, while the meticulously landscaped, private park-like grounds offer a private oasis where you can savor moments of serenity. All of this and room for a pool. Properties of this caliber rarely grace the market, and the fact that it has tantalized property enthusiasts for a decades only adds to its allure.

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This home not only boasts its own storied past but also the cultural and historical backdrop of one of Brooklyn’s most cherished neighborhoods. Here in Bay Ridge, modern amenities meet old-world charm with bustling boutiques, gourmet eateries, the serene backdrop of waterfront vistas, Dyker Beach golf course and public transportation all just a stone’s throw away. Now more than ever, the opportunity to make this masterpiece your own is within reach. Call today to make an appointment to visit 8200 Narrows Avenue. Private property tours are available with proof of funds and bank pre-approval letter provided 48 hours in advance.


Peter Graziolipgrazioli@bhsusa.com • (917) 453-3359
Bernadette Mitchellbmitchell@bhsusa.com • (718) 781-6335
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