This Park Slope Brownstone With Six Mantels, Loads of Mahogany Woodwork Wants $4.5 Million

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Here’s a looker of a four-story brownstone in the Park Slope Historic District that might be described as a “wood palace.” Located at 212 8th Avenue, it’s one of a row of Neo-Renaissance homes built by architect Jeremiah Gilligan, this one in 1894.

There’s a load of well-preserved details here, including stained glass, intricate mahogany fretwork, six wood mantels and an original pass-through.

Pier mirrors can be found in both the foyer and the front parlor. The parlors — there are three in all — run 75 feet deep, with inlaid parquet floors and built-in cabinets. The rear one has been made over into a kitchen with a large eat-in island framed by original built-in cabinets, a mantel, exposed brick and stained glass windows looking out over the back garden.


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The pass-through on the second floor is also quite the showpiece, with original sinks and closets. There’s a clawfoot tub in the second-floor bathroom, next to a bedroom with more exposed brick and a door to the back deck.

The house is configured as a triplex over a garden rental. The latter, currently used as a guest suite and playroom, is a spacious one-bedroom with a mantel in the front living room and the house’s only access to the backyard.

The facade has scrolls and a round two-story bay with floral- and animal-themed ornament, including a squirrel. The bracketed cornice sports garlands and the stoop is L-shaped.

The home is just over a block from Prospect Park, and last changed hands in 2010 when it sold for $2.75 million. Compass’ Libby, Maria and Joe Ryan have the listing, which has a price tag of $4.5 million. What do you think?

[Listing: 212 8th Avenue | Broker: Compass] GMAP

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