Norah Jones is parting ways with one of her two Brooklyn homes. The American singer, songwriter, and pianist—who has sold more than 50 million records worldwide—bought the first home, a historic Cobble Hill residence, 10 years ago for $4,900,000. Since that time, Jones made several chic interior upgrades and managed to squeeze a pool into the backyard.
Nestled on a charming, tree-lined street, the 25-foot-wide townhouse offers sought-after features for city buyers. For starters, the home's corner location offers three exposures, flooding the interiors with natural light on all four floors. The extra-deep, 1,440-square-foot backyard, complete with a heated pool and hot tub, provides a spacious city oasis.
The home, which dates back to 1843, offers five bedrooms and three baths, all spread across 4,500 square feet. Various intimate and open spaces provide room for entertaining. Striking original details are woven throughout the four floors, including hand-carved moldings, exposed wooden beams, and intricate Greek Revival ironwork.
Shop the Look
In addition to meticulously restoring many of the circa-1843 features, Jones added other modern accoutrements, such as a geothermal well, radiant heat floors, rooftop solar panels, and a Smart Home system. A 300-square-foot terrace off the master suite was also added, expanding the home's overall outdoor space.
Although the musician is letting go of this bright and airy residence, she can still be spotted around the neighborhood. In 2015 she purchased another home (that was featured in the film Eat, Pray, Love) just a few blocks away on Pacific Street.
166 Amity StBrooklyn, New York, is currently listed for $8,000,000 by Sonia Brown and Ryan Serhant of Nest Seekers International.
Know of a home for sale or rent that should be featured on Dwell.com? Find out how to submit to Dwell.
Get carefully curated content filled with inspiring homes from around the world, innovative new products, and the best in modern design.