Here’s a sprawling Gilded Age limestone townhouse in the Park Slope Historic District that’s loaded with original detail. Located at 108 8th Avenue, it was built in 1900 along with its neighbor by architect Thomas Bennett.
If it’s grandeur and opulence you’re after, it will be hard to find a place more stunning. There’s hardly a room pictured in this five-story, single-family home without lavish original details.
No joke, the list goes on and on: filigreed mahogany woodwork, an abundance of stained glass windows, fretwork screens, dark wood Corinthian columns, carved newel posts, built-ins, wainscoting, baseboards galore, inlaid parquet floors throughout, coffered ceilings in the dining room, the wide central stair, stunning millwork, a total of 11 mantels. The light fixtures in the drawing room are Tiffany, according to the listing.
There are only three bedrooms in the home, with most of its spacious interior devoted to communal space, including a library, game room, dining room and a duplex kitchen. On the garden level, there’s a private entrance and a guest suite with sauna and a large game room in the rear.
Spread over the third floor and the parlor level are the modern kitchen and a lower-level breakfast room, with a spiral staircase conjoining the two. The kitchen has a Juliet balcony and the breakfast room has a larger deck.
The third-floor music room has a mirrored fireplace and, according to the listing, original crystal chandeliers hanging from its 15-foot ceilings.
An en suite bath with a steam shower, a bidet and a soaking tub sized for two can be found off the master bedroom. Via a pass-through — equipped with a marble sink, built-in cedar drawers and closets and a changing area — it is connected to a library that boasts the classic ladder. On the top floor, there’s another bedroom with en suite bath, as well as a home office with a wall of built-in shelves.
One of the bathrooms, one of five total in the house, has two stained glass windows and a tub set into a stone surround.
There’s a roof deck, top-floor terrace, vented laundry room and, at the bottom of the house, a backroom wine cellar. A fully functioning mechanical dumbwaiter goes from the garden level to the fourth floor.
Jeffrey Zoldan from Brown Harris Stevens has the listing, which is asking $8,810,800. What do you think of it?
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