Not only is this rare 1882 brownstone situated in the heart of one of New York City’s quintessential family-friendly neighborhoods, the home itself is perfectly suited for familial bonding of another kind – multigenerational living. With an owner’s triplex over a floor-through garden apartment, this lovely residence at 107 St. John’s Place in Park Slope speaks to the time-honored tradition of sharing space with extended family.
But if you’re not quite ready for the whole “Everybody Loves Raymond” scenario, having a sought-after income-producing rental is still a wonderful perk, and only one of the home’s many charms.
Original details abound, bringing you back in time from the moment you walk up the front stoop. However, modern updates beautifully coexist with the classic Victorian details as exemplified by the parlor floor’s custom-designed kitchen.
Here you will find a textured tin ceiling mingling with contemporary finishes such as stainless and granite counter tops and top-of-the line appliances including a Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer and Viking Gas range and cook top. A semi-formal dining area directly opposite the kitchen is large enough to hold a table comfortably seating six to eight.
Stunning mahogany pocket doors greet your entrance into the living room where you can spend many an evening cozying up next to the wood-burning fireplace with its original marble mantle. And when the weather is a little less chilly, an exquisite custom-made mahogany door leads out to your private landscaped garden.
The two uppermost levels feature the home’s more private spaces, each offering two bedrooms and a full bath. The current owner opted to use one entire floor as a master suite complete with its own “skylighted” master bath and commandeering the second bedroom as a large den. With arched ornamentation visually separating the bedroom into two spaces and another fireplace, the master offers an enchanting respite from a hectic day.
A myriad of special touches such as a shaving sink in the master bedroom, French doors, a freestanding claw foot tub, and intricately carved woodwork all combine to make this home a must-see.
Photos courtesy of Halstead
Neighborhoods : Park Slope