C.P.H. Gilbert-Designed Park Slope Brownstone Retains All of Its Historic Splendor

Posted On Fri, May 8, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, May 8, 2015 By In Architecture, Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

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.

315 Garfield Place, Park slope, park slope brownstone

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.

315 Garfield Place, library,  park slope

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.

315 garfield place, kitchen, park slope

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.

315 Garfield Place, garden, Park Slope

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.

[Listing: 315 Garfield Place by Raphael De Niro of Douglas Elliman]

Images courtesy Douglas Elliman

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Neighborhoods : Park Slope

  • Taryn Fordes

    Correction: The house was sold in 2006 as a single family home. Prior to the sale, the same family owed the house for over 60 years (maybe closer to 70). It was only after it was renovated, that the basement apartment, fourth floor, and I think another floor served as rentals.

  • Taryn Fordes

    Gorgeous home with many warm memories. I was actually married in the dining room! Correction: The house was sold in 2006 as a single family home. Prior to the sale, the house was owned by the same family for over 60 years (may be closer to 70 years). It was only after the sale and renovations that the house was rented out as a three-family (e.g., basement apt, fourth floor).



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