Here’s an elegant Park Slope townhouse with well-preserved details, up for sale for the first time in over 30 years. Built around the turn of the century at 429 1st Street, it diverges a bit from the usual brownstone formula, with a center staircase, some neo-Colonial detail and a distinctive facade with a single arched window at the parlor level.
On the narrow side at just under 17 feet, it’s a two-family that’s currently being used as a single, six-bedroom residence but retains two kitchens. There’s no floorplan, so we’ve got no details on the layout; most likely the arrangement is a triplex over a garden rental, but other scenarios are possible.
The house is a mantle-fest: it’s got seven of them, in dark wood. There are also wide-plank floors, oak doors, crown moldings, an arched entry door and the original staircase with a carved newel post.
Condition looks quite good, though some work may be in order. The electric is upgraded and the front and rear have been repointed, according to the listing.
The kitchen (the one that’s pictured, at least) is heavy on open shelving and low on cabinet space, which won’t appeal to everyone, though it fits the Colonial vibe.
Listed by Catherine Favara of Coldwell Banker, the house is asking $3.499 million. Worth a closer look?
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