A short walk from Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza is a row of four neo-classical townhouses that have been presiding over Plaza Street West in Park Slope since the late 1800s. Anyone strolling past will be instantly charmed by the intricately carved cornices, striking wrought iron doors, and relief-cast designs gracing the limestone façades. As beautiful as they are on the outside, one can only imagine what treasures can be found inside. And the residence at #5 does not disappoint.
Filled with just about every original detail you can think of, and back on the market for over $250,000 less than it was listed for last May, this 5,000 square-foot home is a lesson in marrying period details with all the modern conveniences you would ever need—including that coveted (and gated) parking spot.
Pier mirrors, stained glass windows, delicate wood wainscoting, inlaid parquet flooring, pocket doors, nine fireplaces, milled spindle work and finely crafted plaster invite guests to relax in glorious turn-of-the-century warmth.
Each and every room— including the wood-paneled master bath with its vintage claw-foot tub and custom oak-and-marble vanity—is a marvel to behold and reveals a true appreciation for the fine craftsmanship of yesteryear. Yet the subtle introduction of contemporary living offers the best of both worlds for a whisper under $3.95 million.
Of course, when you buy a home, you are also buying into the surrounding community, and Park Slope is like none other. Nearby Prospect Park delivers farmers markets, food truck rallies, Shakespeare orations, live music events and plenty of cultural experiences, just a few of the benefits of living in the neighborhood New York magazine ranked as number one in New York in 2010.
Photos courtesy of Ideal Properties Group
Neighborhoods : Park Slope