Historic Brooklyn Captain’s House comes up for sale, asking $10 million

A historic Brooklyn waterfront townhouse has hit the market for $9.99 million.

The Brooklyn Heights home known as the Captain’s House is located in 13 Cranberry StreetSteps from the Brooklyn Boardwalk.

Built in 1829 by Richard Mortimer, a British sea captain, the 25ft wide house was recently renovated by Baxt Ingui Architects.

The three story, 4,900 square foot home has five bedrooms and 3½ baths.

The house also holds a secret – a hidden cave in a pillar where Capt. Mortimer allegedly hid the deed to the house almost 200 years ago.

Apparently it’s an old British tradition, according to the brokerage firm selling the property.

Interior shot of one of the bedrooms in the townhouse.
One of the five bedrooms in the townhouse.
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Interior shot of a dining room in a townhouse.
Enjoy fireside chats and chow at the Cranberry Street home.
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Interior of a bathroom in the house.
A cozy bathtub lures in one of the bathrooms.
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Once the mortgage was paid in full, the homeowner would apparently drill a hole in the post and put the wrapped mortgage document in, then seal the hole with a decorative wax seal.

Design details include the crown moldings — intricate fruit patterns reminiscent of Brooklyn Heights’ chic fruit streets — as well as dual fireplaces, 11-foot ceilings, the original staircase, and plenty of storage.

There is also underfloor heating in the house as well as a heated staircase and pavement outside.

Exterior view of the outside terrace of the house.
Brooklyn townhouse features an outdoor decking area.
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Interior of a living room with sunlight.
A sun-drenched living room in the 4,900-square-foot dream home.
Alexa Bendeck Photography

The house opens to a foyer. It overlooks a number of gardens across the street as well as a number of gardens to the rear.

There is also a chef’s kitchen with white cabinets and white marble counters. The second level is the owners’ suite with a fireplace and spa-like bathroom, two dressing rooms and a “bonus” room that can serve as a study, living room or bedroom.

The next floor has a laundry room and two more bedrooms with fireplaces and large closets. The top attic could be another office or lounge.

Brokered by Triplemint’s “Million Dollar Listing New York” star Tyler Whitman. Historic Brooklyn Captain’s House comes up for sale, asking $10 million


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