Musician and singer Norah Jones may have been born in Manhattan to concert producer Sue Jones and Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, but she grew up with her mother in Grapevine, Texas, and eventually found her way to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas.
We mention this because eventually, through the course of her career, she wound up back in New York, owning a whole heap of Grammys and other accolades.
And in 2009, she purchased this four-story home in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn. Built in the 1800s, the 25-foot wide townhouse has three exposures and an extra-deep, south-facing yard.
Jones, according to the Wall Street Journal, had a heated pool and hot tub installed in 2010.
A gorgeous garden and blue stone patio, along with that pool, provide a 1,440 square foot backyard. The pool and hot tub disappear with the turn of a key – and the hot tub is controlled by smartphone.
Inside, a chef’s kitchen is the heart of the home, according to Sonia Brown, who has the listing with Ryan Serhant. Jones clearly wanted a kitchen that screams warmth, because the finish choices — an antique Garland stove, custom teak wood island, reclaimed wood pantry, and working fireplace – are definitely cozy.
Just off the kitchen is a media room and breakfast sun room that overlooks the backyard.
The parlor floor boasts an open floorplan with two North-facing and four West-facing windows creating an airy, light-filled space. The entire floor has two working fireplaces (one wood, one gas), and the original pocket doors that can separate the living and dining area.
A cocktail room with reclaimed French teak wet bar overlooks the backyard, and a powder room with reclaimed Vermont barn wood and a formal entry finish out the floor.
On the third floor is a master suite with a black marble fireplace, two north-facing windows, and a large cedar walk-in closet. The en-suite bath has an oversized tub beside a gas fireplace (no after bath chill!), a steam shower, and Italian lava tilework floors, as well as a second washer and dryer. Floor-to-ceiling French doors lead to a small terrace.
Another room – a nursery or an office – is on the third floor as well.
The fourth floor has two more bedrooms, a full bath, and a huge loft-like second living space with original wood beams, tall ceilings, a skylight, and a kitchenette.
Brown said the home also boasts plenty of storage, a geothermal well, radiant heat floors, a rooftop solar panel system, and more.
Norah Jones’ Cobble Hill home is listed for $8 million. Want to see more? Click here.