Occupying the second floor of a late 19th century flats building, this Park Slope condo is spacious, renovated with a clean white palette and still maintains a few original features, most notably the layout. Located at 17 St. Johns Place, it’s within walking distance of a number of neighborhood amenities, including Prospect Park.
The four-story building is one of a stretch of brick and brownstone flats with bays topped with dramatic pedimented cornices. The buildings date to circa 1889 when ads for the “new steam heated and decorated flats” first started appearing in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
This three-bedroom unit has a flexible layout depending how many bedrooms you require. There’s a living room in the front bay with a home office alongside, a kitchen in the rear, and bedrooms running along one side, including two around a central light well. A floor plan sketched on a 1903 I-card shows the layout has remained unchanged, although what is now a rear bedroom adjacent to the kitchen would have originally been a dining room.
An old listing shows that the some of the original detail was already gone before the most recent reno, but there are still some details. Most appear in the living room, which has wood floors, original door and window moldings, and pocket doors to the office and adjoining bedroom. All of those details have been painted white, including a modest modern mantel, which also has a white tile hearth.
The white theme continues into the renovated windowed kitchen with white cabinets and subway tile along with black counters and stainless steel appliances.
There’s a fair bit of closet space, including one each in two of the bedrooms, a hallway walk-in and another that holds the in-unit laundry. The renovated full bath has all-white fixtures, subway tile on the walls and hex tiles on the floor.
Converted to condos in 2013, the four-unit walk-up building is self managed and does not allow pets. This unit has $581 in common charges and $245 in taxes a month.
When it was last on the market in 2013, it sold for $941,881. Jessica Buchman of Corcoran now has the listing and it’s asking $1.395 million. What do you make of it?
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