If it’s an elegant, detail-laden Park Slope townhouse you’re after, you could do a lot worse than this one. Four stories and full of lovely original woodwork, it sits a stone’s throw from Prospect Park, at 857 Carroll Street.
Built in 1901, the Romanesque Revival beauty has inlaid parquet floors, abundant wainscoting, stained glass, pocket doors and five original fireplace mantels.
Note especially the monster mantel in the dining room, with its curved leaded-glass cabinets. There’s a nice coffered ceiling in there was well.
The house is set up with a garden-level rental and a five-bedroom triplex. Or four bedrooms if you use the front room on the second floor as a sitting room. Which you may well want to, as there’s some sweet original leaded-glass cabinetry in there, along with a trio of stained-glass window transoms. (Also, the only bathroom on this floor is on the far side of the master bedroom.)
We featured the triplex as a rental of the day back in 2014, when it was renting for $11,000 a month.
The concrete-dominated backyard is pretty drab. And buyers at this price point may want more from their kitchen cabinetry, though the countertops are a nice black granite. But we’re not seeing a lot of other obvious flaws with the house, which is listed by Halstead brokers Ari Harkov and Warner Lewis.
What’s your take on the place, and the ask of $4,695,000?
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