The moment you lay eyes on this distinctive park-block Queen-Anne limestone, you will realize you are home. Stunning in every way, the four-story George P. Chappell designed townhouse, which is currently arranged as an owner’s triplex over a one-bedroom garden rental unit, effortlessly entwines old-world opulence and timeless period details with modern conveniences and appeal. The striking façade impresses and delights with its classical style, varying textures, and whimsical embellishments. An L-shaped front stoop invites you to enter the residence where you will enjoy rich original details such as hardwood floors that alternate between inlaid parquet and angled strips to set the mood for each room, crown moldings, and hand-crafted plaster work. The center staircase configuration allows for gracious flow, abundant light and airiness throughout.
The understated, yet elegant parlor is equally suited for both formal and casual entertaining and day-to-day living. A foyer leads into the expansive living room, which has space for ample furnishings, and there are built-in bookcases and a cozy bench under a tremendous picture window to curl up on with a book or to watch the seasons change. French doors lead into the formal dining room with space for a sizable table next to a beautiful decorative fireplace. The ceiling is adorned with an ornate crystal chandelier and intricate wedding cake detailing.
An extension off the dining room houses the state-of-the-art kitchen along with a laundry closet. Appointments such as a 48” six-burner stainless Wolf range, slate countertops, custom cream-colored cabinetry, a granite center island, a wet bar, and an oversized window make this a kitchen for the most discerning chefs. Enjoy light meals at the center island or al fresco on the bluestone patio, just a few steps down next to an enchanted garden.
Ascend the grand center staircase to the second level, where there are two king-size bedrooms, including a wonderful master suite with crown moldings, a decorative fireplace, built-ins, an adjoining marble bathroom with a deep soaking tub and a separate glass shower, a custom walk-in closet, and access to a fabulous twenty-five-foot deck with a teak swing bench for those lazy summer days and a unique outdoor shower. The second bedroom has an en-suite half bath. The fourth floor consists of two generously proportioned bedrooms and a tasteful spa-like bathroom. Each bedroom offers natural light, ample closet space, and three of the four boast a decorative fireplace. An eye-catching stained-glass Tiffany skylight is at the top of the stairs.
Currently an income-producing one-bedroom rental unit, the garden level has its own private entrance, a spacious and charming living room, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a sparkling bathroom, an in-unit washer-dryer, and a large bedroom with four windows. Conversion to a glorious single-family home can be completed with ease.
Just a half block from Prospect Park, the landmarked home is tucked away on historic Montgomery Place – one of Park Slope’s premier blocks. The amenities of 7th Avenue are but steps away, and the 2/3 at Grand Army, B/Q at 7th Avenue, and F/G at 7th Avenue are also within close proximity. At present, the property is zoned for PS 321.