In the Park Slope Historic District, a bottom level triplex in a 20-foot-wide brownstone at 190 Saint John’s Place is rich with original detail and also features many modern updates. The four-story building was built by Thomas Fagan and is one of a row of five Neo-Grec brownstones dating to the late 1870s. More a two-bedroom than a three-bedroom, the third level of the triplex is a finished cellar.
The parlor level — with a sprawling living room containing a pier mirror, dark woodwork, crown moldings, chandelier and sconces — appears to be in fabulous condition, with new hardwood floors to boot. The 14-foot ceilings continue into the rear kitchen, with eat-in island, decorative tiled fireplace, inset and hanging lighting and minimalist white cabinetry, with room for a dining room table. Three nearly floor-to-ceiling windows here are also framed in dark millwork and one contains a door leading out onto a deck above the patio and back garden. The passage between the rooms is divided by a doorway with intricate fretwork at its top.
Below, on the garden level, the bedrooms’ original details are limited to inlaid parquet flooring in the master and some wall moldings. The master has entirely new en suite bath with glass shower and dual vanity; the second bedroom leads out onto the garden and a third bedroom is hardly the size of a nursery, with barely enough room to fit a full bed. There is also an entry foyer and second bathroom on this level, neither pictured.
A fully below-ground cellar is finished and holds a large media room as well as storage and mechanicals. It is not an English basement, as the listing claims, although it has central air, as does the rest of the apartment.
The home is less than two blocks from the Grand Army Plaza Prospect Park entrance and 2, 3 station and half a block farther from the 7th Avenue B, Q stop.
The home most recently changed hands in 2014 when it was bought for $3.45 million by an LLC. Corcoran’s Tim and Bryn Rettaliata have the listing for $9,000 a month. What do you think?
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