540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St
540 8th St – Townhouse
Park Slope
Real Estate Tax: $688/mo
5 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
Subway Lines
540 8th Street
20 4.25 30
This listing has Sold. Please see current Sales and Rentals listings.


Nestled just steps from Prospect Park on one of Park Slope's premier landmarked park blocks, this handsome two-family limestone has been lovingly maintained by the same family for decades and can easily be converted into a single-family home.

Period details ensconce each of the three levels of this inviting home. Climb up the stoop and enter the foyer of the gracious parlor level. Pocket doors open into the sun-filled living room with three tall south-facing bay windows that boast stained glass transom and a gorgeous pier mirror, serving as the centerpiece of the room. The living room flows into an inviting drawing room, which is the perfect space to use for reading, lingering conversations, cocktail hour, games, and afternoon naps. In the rear are the two bedrooms that peacefully overlook the verdant garden below along with a full updated bath. The master is enhanced by a decorative fireplace. Throughout this level are inlaid parquet and strip hardwood floors, generous ceiling height, picture moldings, built-ins, and original woodwork.

The garden level can be accessed by either of two staircases or privately from outside. Pocket doors lead to an elegant formal dining room with space for both intimate and large gatherings. Details include wainscoting, parquet flooring, a decorative fireplace, and a built-in curio. The kitchen, in the rear section of this level, offers a functional layout and plentiful cabinet and counter space, including a breakfast counter, awaits your creative vision to transform it into a chef's delight. Allowing for seamless indoor and outdoor living and entertaining, the professionally-tended garden, featuring a deck and a circular patio, is accessible through the kitchen. The laundry room and half bath are conveniently located next to the kitchen.

A stained-glass skylight welcomes you as you reach the top level of the house via the carved wooden staircase. Enveloped in natural sunlight, the airy and chic upper floor is currently configured as a two-bedroom rental unit (vacant), consisting of a bay-windowed living room with a decorative fireplace and mantelpiece and windows that overlook leafy 8th Street, an adjoining bedroom that is ideal for a nursery, a separate sitting room or study, a king-size master bedroom with three bay windows with garden views, a windowed eat-in kitchen with quartz countertops and a dishwasher, and a full bath with a linen closet. There is ample closet space throughout the unit along with high ceilings, moldings, and refinished hardwood flooring.


  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Multi-Family


  • Garden Views
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Nursery


More about Park Slope

More about Park Slope

Ranked as NYC's #1 most livable neighborhood by New York magazine, and selected by The American Planning Association as one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods in America, Park Slope boasts a diverse mix of restaurants and businesses, along with a robust and active community. Park Slope is one of Brooklyn's most famous neighborhoods for its picture-perfect brownstone blocks, mom-and-pop shops, and proximity to the green expanse of Prospect Park, which the streets slope downward from, hence, the literal name. The neighborhood faces the western end of the park, with the surrounding residential blocks boasting some of the city's most prized architecture. While the neighborhood is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, Park Slope's two main thoroughfares - 5th and 7th avenues - boast a plethora of cafes, bars, and restaurants that cater to a younger clientele, and, now industrial 4th Avenue is becoming a thriving commercial hub, as well. The strong sense of community found in Park Slope is exemplified by its many organizations and the popularity of the 17,000-member Park Slope Food Co-op. Park Slope is also home to some of borough's finest eateries such as al di la Trattoria (the restaurant that arguably started the 5th Avenue retail revolution), Talde, Fonda, Stone Park Café, Convivium Osteria, and Blue Ribbon. Colloquially separated into three distinct sub-neighborhoods - North Slope, Center Slope, and South Slope - Park Slope is, geographically, one of Brownstone Brooklyn's largest neighborhoods, stretching from Prospect Park to 4th Avenue and Flatbush Avenue to Prospect Avenue.

Grocery Stores

  • Park Slope Food Coop
  • Union Market
  • Key Food Supermarket
  • C Town Supermarket
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Russo's Mozzarella & Pasta
  • The Bad Wife
  • Hiller and Moon

Laundromats / Dry Cleaners

  • Brooklyn Valet
  • Four Seasons Laundromat
  • United Laundry
  • San Toy Laundry
  • Green Apple Cleaners
  • Lucky Laundry
  • Suds On 8th Avenue
  • Art Cleaners
  • Carroll Cleaners


  • al di la Trattoria
  • Stone Park Cafe
  • Sushi Katsuei
  • Numero 28 Pizzeria
  • Hanki
  • Bar Toto
  • Fonda
  • Piccoli Trattoria
  • Soigne
  • Bonnie's Grill
  • Camperdown Elm
  • Un Posto Italiano

Coffee Shops / Desserts

  • L'Albero dei Gelati
  • Koss Kaffe Roasting House
  • Cafe Martin
  • Konditori
  • Ladybird Bakery
  • Crespella
  • The Estaminet
  • Blue Bottle Coffee


  • Slope Fitness
  • Pongo Power
  • Prospect Park YMCA
  • Ellie Herman Pilates
  • Park Slope Yoga Center
  • Jaya Yoga Center
  • Bodhisattva Yoga


Floorplan of 540 8th St