Blush, Bubbly & Bklyn Larder Broker's Preview on Thursday, May 9th from 12:30-2pm--
Gracious, old-world living awaits in this stunning historic nearly twenty-foot-wide two-family Romanesque Revival brownstone. The handsome façade incorporates whimsical carved floral ornamentation, an oriel window, arched stained glass windows, and a grand arched front door. Designed and built with unrivaled integrity by local builder Fred J. Griswold as part of a row of four elegant townhomes before the turn of the century, the turn-key residence has been flawlessly maintained and impeccably restored.
Ascend the L-shaped stoop to enter the opulent five-bedroom, two-bathroom owner’s triplex. A vestibule with tiled flooring welcomes you into the entry foyer with inlaid parquet flooring leading to the living room through a set of pocket doors. Ideal for both formal and casual entertaining along with daily living, the inviting living room boasts a checkerboard-patterned oak and mahogany floor, an ornate decorative fireplace with elaborate tile work, wedding cake embellishments, and arched windows with stained glass transoms and pocket shutters overlooking the scenic block. Pocket doors gracefully flow into the formal dining room that is enhanced by original parquet floors, a double window with stained glass transoms, and an intricate decorative fireplace with Victorian tiling. There is ample space for lavish dinner parties yet enough intimacy for smaller gatherings. A stained glass pocket door leads to the updated kitchen, which is equipped with timeless custom wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a stainless steel cooktop and KitchenAid oven, a stainless steel Bosch dishwasher, and a lovely stained glass window. A spacious wooden deck for outdoor entertaining with steps descending to the garden is accessible through the kitchen. Towering ceilings and oversize windows offer bountiful natural light and airiness throughout the parlor floor.
A pristine staircase with a refinished banister leads to the second floor where there are two expansive bedrooms, each with its own dressing area and sink. The rear bedroom features a decorative mantle and the master bedroom offers an oriel bay window with fully functional pocket shutters, built-in bookshelves, and plaster cove moldings. The roomy windowed spa-like bath is the perfect place to unwind with a glass-enclosed steam shower, high-end fixtures, and custom tiling. A laundry room with a ventless washer-dryer sits in the hallway. The top floor features two king-size bedrooms with decorative fireplaces connected by a hallway for storage, a third bedroom that is ideal for a nursery or study, a charming large windowed bathroom with a clawfoot tub, and a storage closet with a built-in desk. The front bedroom features arched windows overlooking leafy treetops.
From top to bottom, each and every detail throughout the distinctive triplex is special, such as exquisite restored and stripped hand-carved woodwork, solid wood doors with original antique hardware, and original hardwood and parquet floors in varying patterns and inlay designs. Forced air provides heating.
Delivered vacant, the spacious one-bedroom garden-level apartment can be incorporated into the main house or utilized as an income-producing rental. There is an open-concept living room and kitchen with a center island and a dishwasher. The tremendous bedroom boasts ribboned parquet flooring, wainscoting, an ornamental fireplace, a generous walk-in closet, and built-ins. The unit also features a full tiled bath, a private washer-dryer, additional built-in storage, and access to the garden.
Nestled on one of Park Slope’s premier tree-lined landmarked blocks, bucolic Prospect Park is just one block away as is 7th Avenue, with its array of shops, restaurants, cafés, and services. Currently zoned for PS 321. Mass transit options include the B/Q at 7th Avenue, the 2/3 at Grand Army Plaza, the R at Union Street, the F/G at 7th Avenue, and the B67/B69 buses.
Only two doors away, an invaluable private deeded off-street parking space with a nominal annual fee is included as a bonus.