Well, it doesn’t get much better than this. The entire fourth floor of Park Slope‘s historic Montauk Club, located at 25 8th Avenue, is now on the market for $5.25 million. This apartment was originally the private social club’s ballroom, which was built in 1889 to serve the Brooklyn elite. Today, it’s still a private club, although a lucky someone now gets to live on the fourth floor. 4,000 square feet, mahogany woodwork, chandeliers, fireplaces, and a copper bathtub? It’s too hard not to swoon.
Upon entering the condo, you’re greeted with 12-foot carved, coffered ceilings and 12 stained glass windows. The big, beautiful living and dining room space spans 50–50!–feet.
Closeups of both the living and dining rooms, which are separated by solid oak pocket doors for privacy. According to the listing, the owners restored all of the millwork using traditional materials and processes that were used when the building was built in 1889. Their attention to detail really shows.
Three imposing fireplaces can be found throughout the apartment. This wood-burning fireplace is located in the dining room.
The best thing about this apartment is that the renovation expertly integrated sleek and modern amenities into this uber-historic space. The kitchen has an oversized sink, custom made cabinetry, Moroccan tiled floor, a walk-in pantry and an eight-burner range with dual ovens. Other upgrades include central A/C, sound proofing underneath the flooring, radiant heat floors throughout the entire apartment, new electrical systems and new oak floors.
The are five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master bedroom has French doors leading to a private, tiled terrace. There’s a dressing area with an en-suite bathroom featuring a deep copper soaking tub and a rain shower big enough for two. The adjoining room could be used as an office or den, and also comes with access to the private terrace. From here, you get views of Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza.
The Montauk Club is located in prime Park Slope and is hailed as one of the most impressive buildings in the entire neighborhood. It was inspired by the Ca’ d’Oro palace on Venice’s Grand Canal, built by New York architect Francis Kimball in a Venetian Gothic style. Distinguishing features include terra cotta ornamentation, pointed arches, stained glass windows, Montauk Indian friezes and a red Spanish tiled roof. When the exterior looks as good as the interior? You know you’ve got something good.
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Park Slope