On a quintessential Park Slope street lined with brick homes a block from Prospect Park, behind a cheerful pair of cobalt blue doors, this well-maintained, intelligently updated two-family brownstone has a move-in ready mix of historic detail and modern ease. Built at the turn of the 19th century, the 20-foot-wide home at 510 7th Street is currently configured to offer a garden-level one-bedroom apartment with a duplex above for an income opportunity in a high-rent neighborhood; it easily converts to a single family for more space, and it’s a legal three-family so three units are also an option. The three-story home is asking $2.999 million.
The home’s open-plan parlor floor offers a living room with cherry built-ins, a long dining room, a back sitting area and a full wall of exposed brick. Extra tall townhouse windows accentuate a graceful bow front.
A sleek, open kitchen with lots of custom millwork offers abundant counter and cabinet space, a huge island and a walk-in pantry. The kitchen opens onto a south-facing deck overlooking an enchanting garden. Also on this level are a coat closet and a powder room.
The professionally-designed garden is a perfect space to entertain and relax among mature perennials like lilac, honeysuckle, rhododendron, hostas, columbine, ferns, bleeding hearts, succulents, and more.
Or sit inside in front of the fire and gaze out through a wall of oversized windows.
Upstairs you’ll find a master bedroom complete with a dressing room/walk-in-closet and a cool and luxurious en-suite bath.
On the home’s top floor are three more bedrooms and another full bath. Skylights bring in lots of light and there are hallway nooks and creative corners for work and play spaces.
Back downstairs, the large garden-level one-bedroom apartment has an open living/dining room, upgraded kitchen, in-unit laundry, a large bedroom and private outdoor space; collect income, use it as a mother-in-law/guest/au pair suite or make it part of the home for lots of extra space. A huge cellar offers even more storage.
Additional modern upgrades include split-system A/C on the parlor level, updated lighting/electric throughout, an entirely new AV system and new mechanicals including furnace and commercial water heater.
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Neighborhoods : Park Slope