If you’re looking for the epitome of the Park Slope brownstone, look no further than this home on the market at 315 Garfield Place. Located within the neighborhood historic district and just half a block from Prospect Park, the property, built in 1892, is striking both inside and out. It was designed by the famous Brooklyn architect C.P.H. Gilbert, and the listing claims that there have only been three owners in its entire history. The asking price comes in just under $12 million.
This is a 6,800-square-foot, five-story home with seven bedrooms and seven full bathrooms. (There are also a total of seven fireplaces.) There are plenty of old-world touches here: a dumbwaiter, original pattern hardwood floors, original windows and a stained glass skylight over the double wide staircase. The wood floor pattern in the dining room, pictured above, is both stunning and unique.
Is there anything more old world New York than a wood-paneled library/office space? The original African knotty pine looks to be in great shape.
The kitchen has been modernized with shiny new appliances and a walk-through pantry that opens up into the family room. The oak herringbone floors have been outfitted with radiant heat.
Right off the formal dining room there’s a charming, glass-encased breakfast alcove that overlooks your private garden below.
The home last sold in 2006 for $3,275,550 as a three-family. Now, it’s on the market as a grand single-family brownstone. Despite the amazing interior, the owners have had some trouble with the hefty price tag. It previously asked $8.5 million, according to Curbed, then $8.15 million back in 2010. It never sold, and now the owners are trying their luck with an even higher price.
Images courtesy Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Park Slope