Converted from a single-family brownstone mansion, this Park Slope duplex still has much of its historic detailing on display–even in the bathroom. The home is located at 120 Prospect Park West, a stretch that faces Prospect Park and is known for impressive architecture built for wealthy Brooklynites. The modern-day asking price is $2.3 million for two levels of the building, one of which is the parlor floor, about 2,000 square feet awash in wood carvings and stained glass.
The apartment’s lower level, which occupies a part of the brownstone’s parlor floor, holds the living room, dining room and kitchen. A spiral staircase leads to the bedrooms above. Down here you enjoy a decorative fireplace and mantel, plus a wall of floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass bookcases, in the dining area, and another monumental fireplace mantel and leaded glass cabinetry in the living area. Parquet floors with decorative borders line both spaces.
The windowed kitchen, in the rear of the apartment, has ceiling-high maple cabinets. A powder room has also been tucked away on this level.
At the top of the spiral staircase is a large galley that could serve as home office or playroom. It also serves as a nice transition between the two “wings” of bedrooms and bathrooms on the upper level. One side holds the master bedroom, lined with two walls of closets. There’s a sunny bay window that looks out onto the trees.
The bathroom, big enough for a full-sized washer and dryer, features the mansion’s original stained-glass double-hung window. Talk about using the bathroom in Victorian style!
The other side of this floor holds another bathroom and rear-facing bedroom. From the room you can access the terrace, large enough for a table and chairs, chaise lounge and potted plants.
The home is located between 6th and 7th streets, right in front of an entrance into Prospect Park. Beyond occupying this building when it was a grand single-family mansion, it doesn’t get much nicer than this historic and roomy duplex. Check out the gallery for another interior photo and the full floorplan.
Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group
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