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If you’ve strolled past it, you may have noticed the classic lines of the modernist home tucked among the brick apartment buildings and historic brownstones in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. The remarkable house at 77 Prospect Place, given its current form by architect Phillipe Baumann in 2004, was once a single-story carriage house, built in 1886. Baumann’s renovations included a new upper floor, a 30-foot skylight, and a dazzling great room that opens onto an outdoor patio with a hot tub; custom architectural interiors incorporate warm wood, glass, steel, and plaster. The stunning home last changed hands in 2017 for $6.6 million; it’s now back on the market for $7.9 million.
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From an 1890s carriage house to this stunning modern home, the Park Slope property at 77 Prospect Place has quite the story behind it. According to Brownstoner, this building, along with two others, was purchased by the Brooklyn Union Gas company for use in an alternative energy experiment. 77 Prospect served as the company’s show house, and they installed experimental fuel cells on the roofs, the design of which was inspired by the Apollo spacecraft. More recently, in 2004, the building was completely renovated by the architect Philippe Baumann. He built out a chic, modern interior and added a second floor with a stunning open space that opens to an outdoor patio with a hot tub. Now it’s up for grabs, asking $7.495 million.
Check out the home’s most recent iteration