Paulus Hook and Brooklyn Heights both offer rich histories, quiet, tree-lined streets filled with picturesque row houses and close proximity to the Big Apple. That said, savvy real estate shoppers will find their dollar goes almost four times as far in Paulus Hook, also known as “Wall Street West,” for comparable luxury without the sky-high price tag.
Paulus Hook is a well-connected neighborhood sitting on the Hudson River boasting amazing waterfront views of Manhattan, Liberty State Park, Liberty Marina and the Statue of Liberty. Often compared to the Van Vorst Park Historic District with its close proximity to New York City, Paulus Hook is a premier community boasting larger homes at affordable price points. Comparatively, Brooklyn Heights is a prestigious neighborhood with Brooklyn Bridge Park in its front yard and streets filled with a range of architectural styles. As the first neighborhood to be protected by the Landmarks Preservation Law of New York City, this quaint district features charming streets lined with beautiful historic brownstones. Below, we compare two available listings, one from each of these established neighborhoods.
A Paulus Hook mansion maintains its quiet elegance from street views while offering a new benchmark in luxurious living with no detail spared and a net effective rent of $11,910 per month. 109 Sussex Street, offered by Dixon Leasing, surrounds all who enter with splendor and elegance. A private elevator runs from garden level to roof deck, while a rear addition boasting an extra 400 square feet per level provides a charming, open-concept design. On the grand parlor level, amongst transitional light fixtures and brand-new hardwood floors, the original fireplace has been perfectly restored to reveal its past beauty and bring added character to this home.
The bright white kitchen fit for a master chef boasts professional-grade stainless steel appliances, stunning custom cabinetry, Caesarstone Quartz countertops, two pantries and easy access to the manicured private yard. The basement offers a recreation room, wet bar and another one of this home’s many escapes to the outdoors. A large, fully-opening Nanawall leads to the backyard making this floor perfect for entertaining guests or gathering with friends and family. Upstairs, the floor-through master suite includes a walk-in closet and a striking grand bathroom featuring radiant heated floors, a beautiful double vanity, sleek soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. A private deck further transforms this space into a personal oasis.
The amenities don’t stop there; this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home also includes a large media room, full laundry room and a roof deck expertly crafted by Dixon Projects. Newly-renovated, flooded with sunlight and full of top-notch amenities, 109 Sussex boasts a total of 3,829 square feet at $37.33 per square foot.
16 Remsen Street, a $45K per month gorgeous townhouse presented by Compass, sits in the quaint community of Brooklyn Heights. Dramatic in size, this classic home boasts five bedrooms and five bathrooms across six stories (plus a roof deck). This Greek revival home features beautiful historic antiques, including moldings, fireplaces and stained glass skylights, amidst modern upgrades. The garden floor hosts the modern main kitchen, a spacious family room and a chance for indoor/outdoor living with rear doors opening to the beautiful backyard.
Every inch of this home was crafted for entertaining, from the wine cellar and wet bar in the cellar floor, to the fifth floor’s media room, second wet bar and full bath just a stone’s throw away from the roof deck. This home also houses a floor-through master suite complete with two walk-in closets, a library and a large master bath. Full of class and character, 16 Remsen Street asks $87.21 per square foot across 6,192 total square feet.
With varying designs, both homes are stunning in their own right. Proving more or less equivalent in available amenities and bed/bath counts, the final selling point for these homes is their location. Whether or not the lure of Brooklyn Heights is enough to pay more than twice the price per square foot is a question only you can answer.
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