Park Slope

Brooklyn, History, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Park Slope

Street view of the Lesbian Herstory Archives at 484 14th Street in Park Slope; © Google Maps

A row house in Brooklyn that is home to the country’s oldest and largest collection of lesbian-related historic material is New York City’s newest landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday voted to designate the Lesbian Herstory Archives building as an individual landmark, the first in Brooklyn designated for its connection to the LGBTQ+ community.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo credit: Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

If you’re having trouble choosing between an upstate cabin and a Brooklyn brownstone–on a co-op budget–you’ll want to check out this one-bedroom co-op at 495 1st Street in Park Slope. The renovated parlor floor home is filled with townhouse glamor; there’s even a back deck for lounging. Instead of shelling out for the whole house, you can buy this just-right-sized apartment for $995,000. Comprised of the parlor level of a three-unit historic limestone townhouse, this cozy co-op has the elegant details you’d expect including high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a large back terrace.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

A rare four-bedroom apartment along Brooklyn’s “Gold Coast” in Park Slope is available for under $2,000,000. On the parlor level of a 1908-constructed Beaux Arts Style building at 86 Prospect Park West, the co-op has pre-war details to gush over, like its original parquet floor and moldings, bay windows, and abundance of built-ins. Plus, there’s room to grow, with three bedrooms, a den, two baths, and a formal dining room.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, housing lotteries, Park Slope

Image courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Applications are currently being accepted for 22 middle-income units at a new development in Brooklyn. Located at 262 9th Street in Park Slope, The Deermar is an 11-story residential building offering tenants spacious units and modern amenities, like a landscaped rooftop and fitness center. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income, or between $78,858 for a single person and $187,330 for a household of five, can apply for the apartments, priced from $2,300/month studios to $3,344/month two bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo courtesy of DD Reps–Donna Dotan

If you’ve strolled past it, you may have noticed the classic lines of the modernist home tucked among the brick apartment buildings and historic brownstones in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. The remarkable house at 77 Prospect Place, given its current form by architect Phillipe Baumann in 2004, was once a single-story carriage house, built in 1886. Baumann’s renovations included a new upper floor, a 30-foot skylight, and a dazzling great room that opens onto an outdoor patio with a hot tub; custom architectural interiors incorporate warm wood, glass, steel, and plaster. The stunning home last changed hands in 2017 for $6.6 million; it’s now back on the market for $7.9 million.

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Brooklyn, Design, Park Slope

All images courtesy of Evan Joseph, unless otherwise noted

Forget the annual fall trip upstate to go apple picking. At One Prospect Park West, a new condominium in Park Slope, residents have access to a pick-your-own apple orchard on the rooftop. Designed by ODA, the rooftop measures nearly 7,500 square feet, boasts panoramic views, and is considered the largest private roof terrace of any condo development in the borough. New images were released this week of the rooftop, which represents the first landscape-only project from ODA.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo credit: Hayley Ellen Day with DDreps

Asking $3,600,000, this unique duplex condominium at 606a Third Street steps from Prospect Park’s grand entrance comprises the top unit in a two-unit Park Slope townhouse. But it’s not just any Park Slope townhouse: This unusual home has an Arts-and-Crafts style facade that stands out among the neighborhood’s brick and brownstone. The home’s interiors have been designed to architectural perfection with enchanting use of colors, materials, and space, thoughtfully curated by the owner, photographer Leslie Simitch. Original details have been preserved and bespoke additions have enhanced the home’s historic bones. The two-story home feels like an entire house (for far less than the cost of an actual Park Slope townhouse) with three fireplaces, three bedrooms, and three outdoor spaces.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Amid the grand Victorian brownstones and elegant front gardens leading up to Prospect Park, the 1909 brick facade of this unique townhouse at 612 Third Street fits right in. But there’s much more to this $8,995,000 Park Slope townhouse. Its rear facade and interior architecture reflect an authentic Mid-Century Modern design history from a later era, with both aesthetics mixing beautifully throughout the 4,000-square-foot home. With decks, terraces, and patio spaces offering the promise of outdoor living, the five-story residence is a wonder from all angles and in all seasons, from its finished basement playroom to a glass-wrapped fifth-floor penthouse study.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo credit: Travis Mark

One in a row of 12 Romanesque Revival townhouses that line the street across from Prospect Park, this graceful five-story Park Slope brownstone at 608 Fifth Street is the result of a $6 million renovation by its owners, design pros The Brooklyn Home Company. The home’s covetable attributes befit a mansion with an asking price of $11.995 million, including multiple terraces, a rooftop kitchen, a basement gym, a rebuilt central spiral staircase, and a private garage with a full glass wall. According to the Wall Street Journal, the landmarked home was built in its current grand style at the turn of the 20th century and converted in the 1940s into an eight-unit apartment building.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo credit: Allyson Lubow for The Corcoran Group

As one of the elegant pre-war co-ops at 47 Plaza Street West in the 1928 Rosario Candela-designed building sometimes referred to as “Brooklyn’s Flatiron” due to its pizza-slice form, this three-bedroom home has the gracious architecture you’d expect from a landmarked residence. The interiors, however, are a pleasant surprise of sophisticated modern design and contemporary comforts. The building’s location at the border of Park Slope and Prospect Heights is just as lovely, with the entrance to Prospect Park across the street. The home is now asking $1,699,000.

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