The gracious four-story brownstone at 228 Garfield Place—part of the Park Slope Historic District—has been impeccably maintained and boasts many original architectural details, including six fireplaces, pocket doors, inlaid wood floors, wood shutters, and stained-glass transoms. The longtime owners also updated the residence with some modern, wonderfully decadent creature comforts, like a steam room in the master suite. The property was first listed in January for $4.495 million and has received a couple of price chops over the months before settling on its current asking price of $3.995 million.
The original details are on full display in the parlor floor foyer including the monumental staircase, wainscoting, fretwork, and a built-in bench with pier mirror. A long living room is immediately on your right, featuring a full wall of built-in cherry wood bookcases that are a more recent addition to the home. In the back, a smaller-scale rear parlor includes one of the home’s six fireplaces with an elaborate, original mantel.
The garden level is less formal and includes a cozy front parlor that connects to the dining room and kitchen in the back. The kitchen features a predominantly black palette but according to the listing, somewhere in there you’ll find an original built-in oak ice box and pie safe. There’s a full bath adjacent to the kitchen and French doors leading out to the south-facing garden in the back.
The lavish full-floor master suite on the second level comes with a bathroom/dressing area that takes up more than half the floor and includes a steam room.
There are five additional bedrooms—most of which feature a fireplace and large bay windows—and two more full baths, in addition to a small kitchenette on the third floor.
According to the designation report, 228 Garfield Place is one in a row of houses that were built by owner/builders Martin & Lee and the architect Charles Werner. “These houses reflect a trend on the part of the builders to create variety within the traditional city row…this is evidenced in the combination of materials,” as well as in the “subtle variations in the capitals of the columns flanking the doorways.”
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Listing images by Rise Media; courtesy of Corcoran
Neighborhoods : Park Slope