$6.5M Park Slope townhouse has two kitchens, two outdoor spaces, and a full-floor gym

Posted On Wed, July 1, 2020 By

Posted On Wed, July 1, 2020 By In Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Built in 1893, this Romanesque brownstone is quintessential Park Slope. It’s been renovated over the years, but since most of the historic details have been restored, these modernizations have only made it better. Most notably, the whole cellar has been converted into a home gym, which is clad in the original stone walls, and the garden level is one giant family room with a second kitchen that leads out to a backyard garden. Plus, the entire third floor is devoted to the master suite, which opens to a top-floor terrace. Located at 178 8th Avenue, it’s just hit the market for $6,450,000.

Enter the home on the parlor level, where the historic architecture is on full display, including a side stair with ornately carved mahogany details, elegant mantles and moldings, and beveled glass doors with mahogany trim.

Also on this floor is the first kitchen, which has been completely updated with a La Cornue stove, a wood-burning fireplace, Mexican tile floors, and cabinetry reaching up to the ceiling. There’s access down to the garden from the kitchen, too.

The lower level is definitely more casual, made extra cozy by the beamed ceilings and working gas fireplace. There’s enough open space for two large living areas and the full kitchen, which has high-end appliances and a custom built-in dining banquette. As the listing states, this level could make a great guest suite, as there’s a full bathroom.

Off the lower kitchen is the back garden, where you’ll find a stone patio with a trellis and rose arbor, perfect for outdoor dining.

As mentioned, the cellar has been converted to a very unique home gym.

Heading upstairs, there are three bedrooms on the second floor, all of which feature beautiful fireplaces. According to the listing, “the two larger bedrooms are separated by an antique dressing area with lovely built-ins and marble washing sink.”

The entire third floor is devoted to the master suite. There’s a dressing room and a very sleek en-suite bathroom with a skylight. There’s also a sitting room, which has built-in shelving and another fireplace mantle. This leads to the finished terrace, which is fully irrigated and landscaped.

The home is perfectly positioned just a block away from both Prospect Park and all the restaurants along 7th Avenue; it’s also a few blocks from Grand Army Plaza.

[Listing: 178 8th Avenue by Natalie Rabaa and Katharine F. Tuckerman of Brown Harris Stevens]

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Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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