When you think of brownstone Brooklyn, those quintessential tree-lined blocks, beautiful stoops and the urban pastoral aesthetic, well, that’s prime Park Slope. Forget the punchlines about strollers, obsessive co-op shoppers, and hovering parents — that’s all secondary to the fact that this is one the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city, and, tucked next to Prospect Park, it offers plenty of open green space, sorely lacking in many other parts of Brooklyn.
Down the hill, to the west, 5th Avenue is the upstart shopping, dining and drinking district, while 7th Avenue, just two blocks from the park, is the traditional heart of the Slope. Stroll down the street keeping one eye on the architecture and the other on the many dining and shopping options, and make sure to take a side trip over to Prospect Park while you’re at it. Oh, and watch out for strollers. (more…)
This pretty three-bedroom, three-bath duplex in Park Slope nicely combines new renovations with some older details. While the ornate woodwork in the dining room is lovely, the exposed brick throughout the condo might not suit everyone’s tastes. The 2,700-square-foot pad also comes with a private roof deck, private garden and laundry on the lower floor. Do you think it will go for ask at $2,100,000?
Park Slope’s annual Taste of Fifth festival will bring 40 of 5th Avenue’s bars and eateries to one place next week and raise money for local charities. Restaurants like Al Di La, Grand Central Oyster Bar, Bogata Latin Bistro and Luke’s Lobster will be serving up their cuisine at Grand Prospect Hall next Wednesday.
Attendees also get to enjoy live music and complimentary wine and beer at the festival. Tickets cost $45 online or $50 at the door, and $20 of each ticket goes towards one of 14 Park Slope charities of your choice. The 5th Avenue BID has a full list of charities and vendors that will be at the event, which will take place April 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Grand Prospect Hall at 263 Prospect Avenue.
This newly listed one-bedroom at 359 16th Street in the South Slope made its debut at an open house Sunday. Other than the modest balcony, the condo has a very basic but sensible layout, though we suspect the artful photographs make it look bigger than it actually is.
The asking price is $545,000. Did anyone see it yesterday?
This Park Slope parlor floor one-bedroom seems cozy without being too small. The decorative marble mantel in the living room is a nice feature, as well as the little private outdoor deck.
Heat and hot water are included, which is reassuring after a winter like this one. It’s located two blocks from the 2/3 at Bergen Street and about five blocks from all the trains at the Barclays Center. What do you think of it for $2,450 a month?
This four-story limestone is impressive in many ways, from the Art Nouveau-style front metal windows to the panelling and coffered ceiling in the enormous dining room to the location on a landmarked park block.
The neo-Renaissance house was built in 1910 and designed by noted architect Axel Hedman. Features include a wood burning fireplace, inlaid and parquet floors, an unusual staircase, the original passthroughs with their handpainted porcelain sinks, an original bathroom with a claw foot tub and delicate relief border tile, and a stained glass skylight.
Another house in the row, No. 627, closed in February for $3,850,000, as we noted earlier today. This one is asking $4,100,000. What do you think of it?
This third-floor condo at 104 Saint Marks Place in Park Slope just hit the market last week with an asking price of $899,000. We love the look of the building from the outside and the living room has three exposures and hence nice light and air; there’s a cool wall of windows in the strangely proportioned master bedroom too.
The apartment layout is suboptimal, though, with the single bathroom nowhere near either of the bedrooms. We can also spot some Home Depot doors on the closets, always a turn-off but easily remedied.
This pretty Park Slope townhouse has five bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and plenty of attractive details. The 4,000-square-foot house has a tastefully renovated “minimal eat-in country kitchen,” a backyard, and a library with a working gas fireplace.
We see some lovely arched windows, built-in shelving, window and door moldings, and some mirrored wooden mantels. The house also comes with central air and a security system. Do you think it’s fairly priced at $16,000 a month?
Over the past 20 years, Brooklyn has gone through a shocking transformation. Where once it was nearly impossible to get your Manhattan friends to come visit you in Brooklyn, now they’re moving in next door. This is especially true of particular parts of the borough, places that started out rough around the edges, only to become the hottest destinations in the city. It’s true of Williamsburg, of course. It’s true of Smith Street. And it is certainly true of Park Slope’s 5th Avenue.
Longtime Park Slopers remember a time when 5th Avenue’s crime rates made it, for some, a “no-go zone.“ While 7th Avenue was the main street for young families, 5th Avenue had trouble attracting businesses other than bodegas, 99-cent stores, hardware stores, and dive bars. Now, after seismic changes in crime rates, real estate prices, and demographics, 5th avenue has become the new main street, attracting high-end boutiques, inventive restaurants, and…dive bars. We’ve come a long way, baby.
So take a walk with us down 5th Avenue! We hope you’re ready to shop, eat, play, drink and eat some more.
A condo conversion in a landmarked brownstone at 777 Carroll Street in Park Slope hit the market this month with three units over four floors. Architect Benjamin Ellis oversaw the renovation, which sought to preserve as many original details as possible.
Unit 1 is a three-bedroom, three-bath garden and parlor floor duplex asking $2,650,000. It has original herringbone floors in a 26-foot living room, according to the listing. Unit 2 is a two-bedroom apartment with a marble bathroom asking $999,999. Unit 3 is a two-bedroom, 1.5-bath apartment with exclusive roof rights, priced at $1,200,000. Douglas Elliman is handling sales.
The current owner, an LLC, bought the building in May for $2,764,000.
More pictures after the jump! GMAP
This lovely listing at 125 Prospect Park West just hit the market with an asking price of $1,050,000. It’s currently configured as a two-bedroom with separate formal living and dining rooms so it could be a three-bedroom if so desired. The only drawback is that there’s only one bathroom. The prewar pad has lots of original details and appears to be in great shape.