213 Saint Johns Pl

About this Property
Ode On A Brooklyn Brownstone Thou still unravsh'd bride of quietness... Thou foster-child of silence and slow time... Any Romantic poet would muse for hours on the detail and grace of this impeccably preserved, 20 foot wide brownstone. Four stories of Landmarked splendor sit on a 100 foot lot mere minutes from Prospect Park. Built in 1893 and steeped in history, this home is beyond what dreams are made of. Pass the gas-lit lamp post, climb the brownstone stoop, and be transported through time. Enter the intricately tiled vestibule with its beveled glass doors, and you are greeted by an enticing mahogany staircase carved with mysterious figures with whom you will soon become fast friends. The imperial parlour level boasts twelve foot ceilings with expertly cast plaster crown moulding and medallions, an eight foot Mahogany framed mirrored mantel, and exquisitely restored parquet flooring with Oak and Walnut inlays. Separated by pocket doors, the rear parlour provides ample storage and period cabinetry. This level has two of the home's eight fireplaces, some working and some decorative. The garden level is configured with a formal dining room flanked by a bay window and a built-in mahogany buffet, and has a convenient half bathroom. Set in the rear with direct access to the garden, a vintage kitchen gives off an entirely different kind of ephemeral feeling, and its retro vibe and late 1960s appliances are themselves worthy of preservation. The coziness of the large eat-in kitchen is accentuated by beamed ceilings, exposed brick, and a working wood burning fireplace. This level exits to the lush garden, where tucked away is a little cherub waiting to be reawakened as a playful fountain. The third and fourth floors of this magnificent residence house five bedrooms and two full bathrooms, and are graced with stunning antique original detail. These rooms can serve as offices, classrooms, guestrooms, artist studios or lounges, and can accommodate a wide range of modern needs. The functional cellar provides various options for expansion, and houses well-maintained mechanicals, including a forced-air heating system. The roof provides opportunity for modern additions such as solar panels, a cooling system, or additional outdoor space. 213 St John's Place is located in the North Park Slope Historic District, and borders the excitement of Prospect Heights, the culture of Seventh Avenue, and the serenity of Prospect Park. This property is steps away from Grand Army Plaza's famed weekend farmers' market and around the corner from Union Market, where all of your nutritional needs can be met. Multiple desirable education options such as PS 282, The Berkeley Carroll School and The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music are nearby, as well as fitness centers like Krav Maga Specialists and Crunch gym. Exciting dining, coffee spots and amenities (Olmstead, Sweet Chick, James, Hungry Ghost) and the proximity to Atlantic Terminal LIRR and the Q/B and 2/3 trains make this location as convenient as it is fun. In sum, 213 Saint John's Place is truth and beauty and that is all you need to know. Private showings only. (3D Tour available upon request)
  • Status:No Longer Available
  • Size:3760 Sq Ft
  • Type:Townhouse
  • ID:633932636229976481
  • Tax:12286
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Brownstoner Features