Located in the center of Park Slope, at 226 Garfield Place, this four-story brownstone is stately and spacious. It was restored and renovated in 2006, and combines elegant original detail with modern upgrades like zoned A/C, a dumbwaiter, and a cooled wine cellar in the basement.
Set up as a one-family, it’s looking for the big-ticket buyer who can fill nearly 4,400 square feet of living space, not to mention carry a house with a $5,500,000 price tag without rental income.
That living space includes a master suite that takes up a full floor, with a walk-in closet, dressing room, marble master bath with dual sinks and a Jacuzzi tub, and a sitting room. That sitting room could be made into another bedroom easily enough, but you’d be cutting off the master bath from the front bedroom — and anyway, said big-ticket buyer’s not likely to want to go that route. For one thing, there are another four bedrooms above.
Below are two full floors of living space, with a living and dining room on the parlor floor and a second living room and kitchen on the garden level. (The aforementioned dumbwaiter connects the kitchen and the dining room above.)
Speaking of that kitchen, it’s an awfully nice one, with a Subzero fridge, a six-burner AGA stove, a farmhouse sink and a farmhouse feel in general.
As for the original detail, there’s plenty of it: six fireplaces, for starters, three of them working. Also loads of carved woodwork, crown moldings, an elegant mahogany staircase, pocket doors, parquet floors, a pier mirror in the entrance hallway and a built-in armoire.
Plumbing and electrical were upgraded in the renovation, and the basement is partly finished, with tiled floors.
Listed by Micha Hendel and Robert Donigan of Brown Harris Stevens, the house is new to the market. Think they’re aiming too high at $5.5 million, or will a buyer step up at that price?
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