Spacious Park Slope Brownstone Brimming With Original Detail, Two Kitchens Asks $5.995 Million

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Here’s a deluxe residence — a sprawling Park Slope one-family rich in original detail that’s been thoroughly renovated and restored, and is quite the looker. It’s a Romanesque Revival brownstone dating to 1893, at 178 8th Avenue in the Park Slope Historic District.

It’s a big one, over 6,000 square feet spread over four floors and a finished basement, which houses a full-on gym, stocked with enough equipment that you could charge membership fees to local weightlifters.

It’s got two kitchens, on the parlor and garden floors — and not one main kitchen and a small adjunct, but two full-on, beautifully renovated kitchens with top-end appliances, one sitting atop the other. One’s more modern and mod, with sleek white cabinetry, marble countertops, a built-in banquette and exposed wood beams in the ceiling; the other is more traditional, with a farmhouse sink, black La Cornue range and a huge picture window facing the garden.

The garden floor has been opened up, with those same exposed wood beams throughout, and a large wooden mantel that houses a gas fireplace. There’s a plenty more detail upstairs, including moldings, door and window casings in natural wood, parquet floors, and a lovely wainscoted staircase — all the woodwork is in prime shape.


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There are three bedrooms on the third floor and a full-floor master suite above, with a landscaped terrace and an office with a wall of bookshelves — which under a floor plan proposed in the listing would become a massive dressing room.

The garden is a beaut, with a brick patio and a large wooden pergola. There’s an alarm system and multi-zone a/c.

We featured this one as a House of the Day in 2009 — when we noted that the price of just under $3 million seemed “hopelessly out of touch.” It went for $2.4 million, then sold again for $3 million in 2012. The renovation (a two-year project, according to the listing) followed.

It came on the market for a spell in March of 2016, listed for a whopping $8.5 million. Now, listed by Lindsay Barton Barrett and Christina Abad of Compass, it’s asking $5.995 million. What do you think it might fetch?

[Listing: 178 Eighth Avenue | Broker: Compass] GMAP

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 178 Eighth Avenue

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