Just a block from Prospect Park in laid-back south Park Slope, this cozy two-bedroom (officially) at 497 12th Street gives you two distinct living areas, several bedroom options, and a sweet private garden. The parlor-and-ground-level duplex is a condominium, which allows for even more options in a high-rent neighborhood. Asking $1.299 million, the apartment has been renovated, but it retains plenty of warmth and pre-war detail including tin ceilings, exposed brick, decorative moldings and original pine floors.
A pretty and bright south-facing living room has that unmistakeable townhouse parlor feel beneath high ceilings. The living room opens onto a kitchen and dining area.
With basic cherry cabinets and granite countertops, the windowed kitchen could easily be transformed to a new resident’s taste but is warm and functional as-is with full-size stainless steel appliances and a stacked washer and vented dryer.
Behind the kitchen is a spacious den–the perfect home office–that opens into a smaller bedroom overlooking the garden below. The home’s full bath is on this level as well.
The parlor-floor bedroom accesses a 260-square-foot private garden featuring ipe horizontal fencing, bluestone pavers and water and electric hookups. A wall of growing ivy awaits a green thumb or just a love of privacy.
The home’s lower level is currently being used as a huge master suite. A large custom walk-in dressing room/closet and a half-bath are down here as well. This lower space could easily be divided into two sleeping areas–or one cozy one, with a playroom or den.
The pet-friendly eight-unit boutique condominium offers laundry in the cellar, as well as free, allocated common storage and bike storage and stroller parking in the foyer.
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Images courtesy of Corcoran Group.
Neighborhoods : Park Slope