This third-floor co-op has a few clean, well-lighted places for books. An office nook filled with built-in bookshelves takes advantage of the front living room alcove, and the unit has a well-appointed library between the bedroom and kitchen, which also serves as the passage from the bedroom to the bath.
But it’s details like the plaster garlands in the parlor, interior wood shutters on restored window trim, french doors in the bedroom, and a stained glass window in the bathroom that make this place really pop.
In the kitchen, white kitchen cabinetry and appliances and a steel dishwasher balance the apartment’s dark stained woodwork and oak parquet floors. There’s substantial room for a roof deck on top of a rear extension, which will probably need building out to be usable.
Although large and advertised as a two-bedroom, in fact it has only one. (The listing suggests conversion a la some of the other four units in the building — presumably by dividing the living room.)
The building itself, located at 291 Garfield Place in the Park Slope Historic District, is one of five neo-Classical townhouses put up by local builder-architect William Flanagan in 1899. The buildings alternate between brownstone and limestone facades.
But the mixture of details on the facade is fairly eclectic. Its entrance has a grand arched portico with fluted Corinthian column details. A row of egg and dart tops the first-story lintels, followed by foliate friezes, more Corinthian columns around the window bays, and the cornice is square bracketed and faced with acanthus leaves.
The owner in 1902 seemed rather eager to unload it — possibly a speculative buyer of his era.
Monthly maintenance is $1,080; an open house is scheduled for Sunday, January 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Owner and agent Eve Scott of Corcoran asks $1.145 million. Do they think they will get their price?
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