Restored to its original Neo-Grec and Second Empire essence, this turn-of-the-century, four-story (legal two-family) townhouse is situated in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Brooklyn: Park Slope.
Skilled artisans have transformed cornices and medallions to their original ornamental splendor, refurbished staircases reclaimed pine, refinished doors with classical hardware from the home's original period, and more. Among the more modern and recent renovations: eat-in kitchen with window seat overlooking the home's private garden, powder room, soundproof media room, and many exterior restorations including the fa ade, cornice, entry steps, roof, and rear garden. Ascending the classically-inspired and recently-restored iconic steps leads to two sets of French double doors, welcoming you to a home experience like no other, combining the chic of old charm with modernistic style. The parlor floor lives up to traditional expectations of being the grandest floor in the home: Upon passing through the entry archway, you are greeted with gracious high ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, stylistic windows, and a hallmark sitting room. An ornate arch separates the salon from the dining area, with its own marble mantle, setting a warm and memorable tone for entertaining. A discreetly-situated powder room, tastefully decorated with hand-embroidered silk wall coverings and fixtures complementing the decor, is accessed through an adjacent classical archway. Two additional parlor floor archways open to a sun-drenched kitchen featuring a vaulted windowed sitting area overlooking a spectacular dogwood tree. The kitchen was recently modernized with custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, marble countertops, planked wood flooring, a pantry area, and French doors providing access to the garden. A grand staircase, with a soaring ornate ceiling, leads up to the master suite, a true residential masterpiece. With a door leading to your personal terrace, the sitting room is designed to invite relaxation after a long day, or simply to enjoy the private bath cove. Openings with custom-crafted drawers and shelves, and a marble sink, separate the sitting room from the grand bedroom. This timeless master bedroom is adorned with original features, including a marble mantle, shuttered windows, and a separate dressing area. A round molded skylight radiates your ascent to the fourth level, featuring two large bedrooms, each with their own fireplace, and a smaller third bedroom that is ideal for use as a nursery, reading/craft room, home office, or decadent windowed walk-in closet. This level has its own renovated bathroom, and contains a washer and dryer. Ideal for guests or house staff, the garden floor can be accessed through the main home, or privately through a ground floor entrance. The garden level is a complete, self-contained apartment, featuring an open living/dining area with white-washed brick walls and detailed wood panels, a marble mantle, a kitchen with a separate large panty, a full white-tiled bath, one bedroom and a second windowed room that may be used as a second bedroom or a home office/studio. The garden apartment opens to the backyard. Currently used as a private, completely soundproof recording studio, the cellar level offers a quiet escape for aficionados of any pursuit.
This house presently has five bedrooms, three and a half baths, a garden apartment, recording studio, terrace, private backyard, seven mantles, central air conditioning, and upgraded electrical throughout.