Preserved Neo-Grec townhouse in Park Slope is a glimpse into the Gilded Age for $3.5M
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A well-preserved Park Slope brownstone built 150 years ago hit the market this week. Located within the neighborhood’s historic district, 34 7th Avenue is considered one of Park Slope’s first Neo-Grec townhouses. Much of the home’s historic charm has been maintained, seen in original carved walnut woodwork, parquet flooring, pocket doors, and seven stunning fireplace mantles. Asking $3,470,000, the home is currently configured as a four-family building, but could easily become the magnificent single-family home it was intended to be when built.
The home was constructed as a single-family home in 1873 as one in a row of four Neo-Grec townhomes. According to the listing, the current owner has owned the property for 44 years and has “meticulously maintained its original character for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.”
The 4,000-square-foot home has a unique cellar level that has brick arches and flexible ready-to-use space. The townhouse sits on a 111-foot-deep lot, allowing for a backyard that is deeper than neighboring properties.
Accessed through wrought iron and glass front doors, the parlor floor wows from the get-go. There are 12-foot ceilings, gorgeous wooden double doors, and a monumental carved mantel with a mirror that reaches the ceiling.
The parlor-level kitchen faces the living room, separated by the clever use of bookshelves. While the room is in need of an upgrade, its pocket doors are a lovely historic element. The rear of this level is currently home to a formal living room but can become a bedroom. There’s a full bath and two large windows that overlook the garden.
In total, the home has four kitchens, six bedrooms, and five baths. Bedrooms are spacious and feature original fireplace mantels, but lack closet space.
The garden level has a large eat-in kitchen with direct access to the backyard. One floor down is the recreation room, which has a washer-dryer, half-bath, and loads of possibilities.
With views of St. John’s Church, the lush backyard has a patio with places to lounge and dine and a garden that stretches 111 feet deep.
Located between St. John’s Place and Sterling Place, 34 7th Avenue is in the heart of Park Slope’s northern district, which benefits from being close to the bustling commercial stretch of Flatbush Avenue as well as the quiet tree-lined streets for which the neighborhood is known.
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