Casino Mansions Apartments lacks the stepped gables of its western neighbor (Heights Casino), but the brickwork is distinctly Flemish bond, and the stone detailing aligns perfectly. No coincidence – the apartment building stands on the site of the Heights Casino’s former outdoor tennis court, land that was sold with the condition that the new building blend in with the old. It helped that the same architect designed both: William A. Boring.
As built, the luxury rental building had one eight-room/two-bath and one nine-room/three bath apartment per floor. Among the “best modern conveniences and improvements” reported by The New York Times in 1910 were steam clothes dryers, sanitary garbage closets, electric plate warmers, porcelain-lined refrigerators, and wall safes.
The apartments are now co-op, with units going for $1 to $3 million.
(Also see Heights Casino.)
Casino Mansions Apartments Vital Statistics
- Location: 200 Hicks Street at Montague Street
- Year completed: 1910
- Architect: William A. Boring
- Floors: 8
- Style: Flemish Revival
- New York City Landmark: 1965
Casino Mansions Apartments Recommended Reading
- Wikipedia entry (architect William A. Boring)
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report (Brooklyn Heights Historic District)
- The New York Times archives [pdf]
- “An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn,” pg. 161 (in Google Books)
- Brownstoner – Co-op of the Day blog