Situated on an elegant Park Slope corner lot where Sixth Avenue meets Garfield Place, the house at 267 Sixth Avenue has a rare and unusual history. Built in the 1870s, the building is the former home of the Swedish American Athletic Club. In its current incarnation, the 7,200 square-foot house is comprised of a 5,400-square foot owner’s triplex over a 1,800-square foot three-bedroom rental apartment–asking $5.999 million. In its athletic club days, the building featured a 90-foot ballroom, a billiard room, a bowling alley and a lounge with a 15-foot cocktail bar. The bar remains intact and the bowling alley (not pictured, unfortunately) lives partially unaltered on the home’s lowest level.
The historic home–it was featured twice in the annual Park Slope House Tour–boasts plaster moldings and high tin ceilings, with club details remaining throughout. A square grand piano occupies a corner of the ballroom (where a boxing ring once stood).
This grand salon once hosted boxing matches, ballroom dances and 100-person dinners. It’s just as lovely for its sunny, cozy nooks, like a bay window just off the sitting room.
Upstairs. a sprawling lounge–formerly the grand ballroom–features a 15 foot cherry wood bar outfitted with custom cabinets and filled with club memorabilia including boxing gloves, javelins and photos of former club members.
Also on this floor is the master bedroom which features a glass trophy case repurposed to display the owner’s book collection. A massive 25-foot walk-in closet and a wall of hand-crafted lockers created for club executives offer ample storage.
On the top floor is a spacious chefs. kitchen with three pantries and skylights.
Two additional bedrooms, living room, dining room, and library are all sun-filled thanks to northern, southern and western exposure as well as five skylights.
There is also a full bath and a laundry area upstairs. The roof area is nearly 1,800-square-feet in size, and plans have been filed to install a modern roof deck.
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Images courtesy of Ideal Properties Group
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Neighborhoods : Park Slope