At 263 11th Street, on a historic Park Slope block unfortunately not protected by any historic designation, this single-family brick home is lovely but in need of some love. The compact three-story house has a number of original details and has had the same owner since 1984, but it’s in estate condition and needs work — possibly in the $500,000 range.
The relatively small property is only 16.67 by 40 feet wide but has a charming, bay-windowed exterior. The house is Neo-Grec in style and appears to date from around the 1880s or so.
The inside appears remarkably intact, going by the floor plan and the few photos. There are original doors, tin ceilings, fancy woodwork, plaster medallions and wall moldings. There are six fireplaces with mantels, although only one is pictured, and it’s unclear if any are functional.
The parlor floor has a long, narrow front parlor and a wide rear parlor painted yellow with a plaster arch, moldings and white marble mantel. Between is another parlor, a windowless one, labelled a “gallery” on the floor plan, currently sporting a baby grand piano.
The kitchen, in its traditional rear location on the garden floor appears to be in near-original condition, going by the floor plan, with two pantries and a closet. There is also another full bathroom down here, with another clawfoot tub, according to the listing. A mudroom adjacent to the kitchen leads to the large concrete yard.
The two bedrooms are located on the top floor, which also contains a rear office, accessible only from the smaller of the two bedrooms. There’s carpeting that looks like AstroTurf in a blue-painted dressing room containing closets.
Original pocket doors with etched glass windows lead from the dressing room to the front bedroom. Both bedrooms have mantels. A tiny bathroom at the top of the stairs, which may be original, contains a clawfoot tub.
Just over a block from the 4th Avenue station, Halstead’s H. Alexandra Como Saghir and Tyson Lewis have the listing for $1.8 million. Worth it?
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