Park Slope Co-op With Two Bedrooms, Built-ins and Trim in Neo-Classical Walk-up Asks $949K


A two-bedroom, one-bath co-op is for sale in an eight-unit circa 1900 Neo-Georgian walkup in the Park Slope Historic District. The apartment is on the second floor at 509 2nd Street and features plenty of woodwork, window and door trim and built-ins with egg and dart molding, fluting and classical motifs.

The dining room, set up here as a living room, has built-in china cabinets and drawers topped by mirrors, a bracketed plate rail, and a parquet floor.

The kitchen is in the rear and is not fancy but is sizable, with two windows on opposite walls and room for a table and chairs. It has wood floors, white tile walls, a tile counter, wood cabinets and built-in pantry with wood doors.

At the opposite end of the unit is the one-time parlor, configured here as the master bedroom. It has two windows in the bay and a stained glass window, parquet floors with an inlaid border, and a pier mirror with classical columns. It has a pass-through window to another room, a flexible bedroom or second parlor, pictured here as an office.

The layout takes advantage of a central air shaft, offering light to the middle rooms. The bathroom is small, with an awkwardly placed sink. A smaller, wall-hung sink and a small clawfoot tub might give the fixtures some breathing room.

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There are four closets altogether and deeded storage in the basement. The building also has laundry, stroller and bike parking, and a shared back patio.

509 2nd Street is located in the Park Slope Historic District. Most of the block was built in the 1890s, but its Neo-Georgian details suggest a later construction, 1900 or after. The building combines a brownstone stoop with a brick facade and a limestone ground floor, sills and lintels. It’s has a Neo-Renaissance doorway, scroll and floriate keystones over the second floor windows and arched windows in the top floor bay, and swagged classical motifs on the cornice.

We featured another unit in the building last year, and a similar unit on the fourth floor, last asking $950,000, is in contract.

This one is asking $949,000, with monthly maintenance of $800. Debra Bondy and Sally Marmet of Compass are the agents. Will the price hold up?

[Listing: 509 2nd Street, 2R | Broker: Compass] GMAP

509 2nd street

509 2nd street

509 2nd street

509 2nd street

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