Quintessential brownstone living is yours at a meticulously renovated and updated circa 1900 gem, located on coveted tree-lined 8th Street in prime Park Slope, which won 2 honorable mentions for Greenest Block in Brooklyn! Live one block from lush Prospect Park, Brooklyn's prized jewel brimming with natural beauty and activity, in a handsome residence that perfectly blends preserved and...
Quintessential brownstone living is yours at a meticulously renovated and updated circa 1900 gem, located on coveted tree-lined 8th Street in prime Park Slope, which won 2 honorable mentions for Greenest Block in Brooklyn! Live one block from lush Prospect Park, Brooklyn's prized jewel brimming with natural beauty and activity, in a handsome residence that perfectly blends preserved and restored original details with refined modern elements.
So special it was twice invited to be on the Park Slope House Tour, the stately home welcomes you with a lovely planted, gated courtyard and boasts an elegant owner's triplex accessed by the front stoop. Below sits a spacious full-floor garden-level apartment, currently used as a professional office. The garden itself is large and exquisite, anchored by a 100-year-old lilac tree, featuring forsythia, rhododendron, and climbing roses. Perennial gardens and the rear deck designed by Groundworks and built by New York Decks create a truly magical outdoor oasis. A deck could easily be added off the parlor floor as well.
Among the many other improvements made to this wonderful residence include bluestone in both front and back gardens; a new roof in 2019; full repaint of the exterior in 2019 and interior in 2020; a complete central A/C overhaul with new coil in 2020; fully waterproofed basement with built-in storage lockers, used as exercise room and hobby space; recently replaced water heaters; and new water and sewer lines in 2017. Inside presents all new carpeting for the stairs and hall; restored and new hardwood floors throughout the owner's triplex; new subway tiles in the kitchen and one bath; a cook's kitchen with plenty of work and storage space, new stainless steel Viking appliances and new granite countertops; a pantry with restored antique mahogany doors providing innovative storage; and Jacuzzi tub in the master suite.
The triplex is luxurious and light-bathed, ideal for entertaining with an open flow between the gracious living area and stunning eat-in kitchen, both with fireplaces, on the parlor level. A second living/family room and bright, comfortable sleeping quarters with fireplaces, a full bath, ample closets and laundry await upstairs, continuing to the top-floor master retreat with a generously-sized fireside bedroom, abundant closets, den/sitting room/library and full bath. The garden apartment is fabulous also with an exposed brick entry, marble fireplace, full galley kitchen with refrigerator and dishwasher, full bath, big office/bedroom leading out to the garden, plus separate utilities and water heater!
Nothing beats the location, on a best-of-the-Slope street moments to Prospect Park, 7th Avenue lined with shops, restaurants and conveniences, and the subway a block away.