One of Park Slope’s most recognizable homes is available for $4.29 million. The 4,800-square-foot, semi-detached townhouse—which has been featured in numerous music videos, as well as in the movie Moonstruck—is one of a row of townhouses on 4th Street built by the Allan Brothers in 1892. A five-bedroom triplex with a beautiful garden, this red brick and stone Romanesque Queen Anne townhouse features such romantic details as a turret bay façade, a castle-style balcony, transom stained glass, and a Spanish-tiled spire with an ornamental finial. The terracotta roof of this landmark dwelling also stands out with elaborate cornices. And we haven’t even stepped inside yet.
On the main floor, the front parlor dazzles with inlaid banded parquet floors, high ceilings, original stained glass, and a decorative fireplace with a mirrored cherry mantle. A set of pocket doors leads you to the formal dining room, which boasts an oak coffered ceiling. From here, another set of pocket doors takes you to the spacious, open, eat-in kitchen with exposed brick, high-end appliances, and a massive Dacor stove-top island. Dine in the kitchen or step out onto the private ipe wood deck to feast under the stars, and look out over the landscaped backyard.
Upstairs, the second floor is devoted entirely to an impressive master suite, which has a huge dressing room with washer and dryer, a den or office space with original stained glass transoms, and an updated bathroom with a marble tile shower. The third floor contains the other three bedrooms.
The townhome also comes with a one-bedroom income suite with a private entrance on the garden level. Storage and utilities are in the cellar.
It’s no secret that Park Slope is one of Brooklyn’s most coveted locations. Better still, this home is just one block from the iconic Prospect Park with gourmet shops and hot restaurants nearby.
Photos courtesy of Corcoran Group
Tags : 513 4th Street, Allan Brothers, coffered ceilings, income suite, Ipe wood, John T. Allan, landmark building, landscaped backyard, Moonstruck, parquet floors, Queen Anne, stained glass, terracotta roof, turret façade
Neighborhoods : Park Slope