Everything about this 1890s brick and limestone Park Slope mansion, at 45 Montgomery Place, is big. It’s over 30 feet wide, for starters, and 65 feet deep. It’s got two dining rooms, two living rooms and six bedrooms, and not a one is small.
It’s got two three-foot La Cornue ranges, two Miele dishwashers. It’s got six fireplaces, and loads of other detail.
It’s got an entry foyer that could serve as a meeting hall, a dressing room as big as some studio apartments, complete with a fireplace. Then there’s the price tag, which we’ll get to in a moment.
So, the place is estimable. Recently renovated, it’s spread over four floors, connected by both an elevator and a winding center staircase with a circular leaded-glass skylight at the peak.
The kitchen is on the lower level, with a master suite — including a second, walk-through dressing room in addition to the one referenced above — on the third floor. The parlor floor holds a massive living room and an oval dining room with an adjoining service kitchen; elsewhere is a wine cellar, a laundry room, a maid’s room and an office.
The backyard is actually not all that huge, but it’s tricked out with a full outdoor kitchen, walled in with nice horizontal fencing in dark wood and ringed by elevated planting beds.
The house has hit the market twice in the past 11 years. In 2005, pre-renovation, it was put up at $7.5 million, then a record for the neighborhood — it went for just north of $6 million. Then it was listed for $14 million in 2013, selling for $10.775 million — at the time a borough record.
Listed by Compass brokers Lindsay Barton Barrett and Christina Abad, the house now wants $13.25 million. What do you think it might go for this time around?
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