Park Slope Brooklyn House for Sale at 404 15th St

This is definitely not your typical South Slope frame or brick row house. This 25-foot-wide, three-story building at 404 15th Street has a 100-foot-long, 2,500-square-foot open space on the ground floor behind a massive garage door.

Above it are two 1,150-square-foot apartments that are each about 45 feet deep. The lower apartment opens onto a massive 50-foot-long roof deck. (more…)

South Slope Brooklyn -- Townhouse Renovation

There’s great design freedom on a block where early-20th-century multi-families are mixed with recent condominiums constructed in what Park Slope-based architect Jeff Etelamaki of Etelamaki Architecture calls “McModern” style. “The lack of uniformity presented an opportunity for a bold façade design,” as he put it — and the lack of interior detail provided a clear path to the light-filled, modern home his clients wanted. (more…)

South Slope Luxury Condo

Sales will launch and listings will go up this week for four luxury homes in South Slope’s 192 15th Street, Compass listing agent Gabriele Sewtz told Brownstoner. The newly constructed walk-up building is sandwiched by the area’s traditional crop of historic wood frame and brick houses. Units have 11-foot ceilings and four-inch-wide oak plank floors.

The loft-like homes will range in price from $1,495,000 to $2,295,000, she said. Luxury features include central A/C, heated bathroom floors, oversized showers and tubs, and Pella windows.

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363-365A 14th St. KL, PS. 3

Brooklyn, one building at a time.

Name: Row houses
Address: 363-364A 14th Street
Cross Streets: 6th and 7th avenues
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Year Built: 1886
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Architect: Charles L. Lincoln
Other works by architect: Restrooms, potting sheds, boulder bridges and other structures in Prospect Park, as well as other projects in Brooklyn and Queens
Landmarked: No

The story: These are absolutely delightful houses. These modest Queen Anne cottages were the work of a Brooklyn architect who is little remembered today, built by a developer whose name has also disappeared. From this obscurity comes a great story.

This block of 14th Street is a great example of the middle-class building development that characterized this neighborhood during the latter part of the 19th century. Up on the hill near the park, the houses were taller, more elaborate, and more often than not designed by some of Brooklyn’s best known architects.

Here in the South Slope, this block was more the norm – smaller houses, more wood frames, and a simplicity that spoke of smaller budgets. And then you have this pair of double houses. (more…)

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This brick row house at 468 11th Street in Park Slope has been renovated with a minimalist sensibility, yet an effort has been made to retain the home’s original details — stripped wood moldings and doors, fireplaces and wide plank floors. It’s only 16.58 feet wide, but has been opened up on the parlor floor so the rooms use the full width of the house.

There is a working fireplace, kitchen with marble counters, and a pantry, powder room and coat closet on the parlor floor. (more…)

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This wood frame house at 326 15th Street in Park Slope is unstoppably cute on the outside with shingles, a bay window, elaborate cornice, and blue and white color scheme. Inside, the great room on the garden floor is unusual and interesting.

The garden floor has been opened up, with exposed wood beams, wood columns, wood counters in the kitchen, and a hand cut wood screen above the tiled sink area. Yes, you’re looking at a handmade 1970s hippie kitchen and, yes, we truly love it. (Quick, someone alert the Hippy Kitchens Tumblr.) (more…)

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An unusual property, a landmarked row of seven apartment buildings on 14th Street, directly across the street from the Park Slope Armory YMCA in South Slope, is up for sale. The buildings at 409-421 14th Street, which have a total of 44 rental units, are being marketed for $16,500,000.

It’s a remarkable row of buildings. The larger apartment building at 409 14th Street has eight two- and three-bedroom units. The six three-story brick buildings look like small row houses and have one-bedroom units.

The buildings are all on one city tax lot and appear to have been designed to have one owner — they are all heated by one massive boiler in the eight-unit building. Combined, the buildings have 150 feet of frontage on 14th street.

The larger building at 409 14th Street was built around 1909 in the Colonial Revival style. The others are all Neo-Grec and were built around 1887 by Conlon & White. Some of the entrances were later altered in the Colonial Revival style.

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This circa-1900 barrel-fronted brick three-family with limestone details seems to have all its original details intact as well as updated mechanicals, kitchens and baths. We see a pier mirror, stained glass windows, original parquet, moldings and a decorative screen.

There is no floor plan, but based on what we can glean from the listing, it looks like an original three-family with one apartment per floor. it’s 19 wide by 47 feet long, according to the listing, or about 2,680 square feet.

It’s also steps from Prospect Park. The ask is $2,750,000. Do you think it makes sense as an investment property or an owner-occupied house?

461 15th Street [ABBA Realty Associates] GMAP
Interior photos by ABBA Realty Associates, exterior photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark (more…)

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This brick home at 213 13th Street in South Slope has plenty of stately original Italianate-slash-Neo Grec details on the parlor and bedroom floors, including three carved marble mantels.

It’s set up as a one-family, with kitchen and dining on the parlor floor. The ground floor is currently an open-plan “recreation room,” but there’s room for an additional bedroom or two, as the alternate floor plan on the listing suggests.

It’s 17.67 feet wide and 35 deep, according to PropertyShark, or about 1,855 square feet. It was an Open House Pick in 2007, but last sold for $798,250 in 2004.

With an ask of $1,795,000, do you think it’s attractive?

213 13th Street [Corcoran] GMAP
Photos by Corcoran

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This new townhouse development in South Slope has put its first three units on the market — all two bedroom apartments. The most expensive unit in the building at 289 13th Street is a duplex consisting of the garden level and finished cellar with a back yard for $1,599,000.

The parlor floor unit, which has a rear balcony and access to its own roof deck, is asking $999,000. The top floor apartment, which also has a rear balcony and a roof deck, is asking $1,029,000.

While the building is a story taller than those of the adjacent houses, the architect, Ben Ellis of Ellis + Donnelly  Studio managed to create a design that, for the most part, fits in well with its neighbors by incorporating  red brick, stone lintels and a cornice. The interiors, however, are modern.

Curbed, which first reported on the development, took issue with the kitchens — which are a far cry from the typical subway tile and slab of marble — calling them “some of the ugliest kitchens in the world.”

What do you think about them, and the rest of the project? Click through for images of the kitchens and more.

New Park Slope Condos Masquerade as an Old Townhouse [Curbed]
289 13th Street [Douglas Elliman] GMAP (more…)