Here’s an unusual single-family home with views of Prospect Park as well as its own outdoor space to offer and a rare Park Slope amenity: a garage. The brick and limestone early 20th century house is set in the Park Slope Historic District at 15 Prospect Park West.
The Neo-Tudor style house is one of a pair designed by William T. McCarthy for builder Walter Kraslow. Work on the two houses began in 1919, but according to Kraslow’s complaint to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a plumbers’ strike and delays in getting materials meant a longer than projected construction schedule. The two houses, both 20 feet wide, are separated by a driveway reached via a Tudor archway. The limestone arch is repeated at the main entrance to No. 15 and the house also sports heraldic lions in keeping with the theme.
It last changed hands in 1994 and underwent an interior renovation by Porter-Clapp Architects the next year, records show. The single-family home has a fairly open first floor, dominated visually by another Tudor archway connecting the living room and the dining room. There’s a mix of slate and wood flooring stretching through both rooms, leading to the kitchen at the rear.
That kitchen is open to the dining room via a passthrough, and the windowed space has a stainless steel-topped breakfast bar to match the appliances. French doors provide access to a rear deck, with steps leading down to the garden.
There are four bedrooms spread out on the upper floors with a full bath per floor. While some of the bedrooms are carpeted, the others show the wood floors that are likely underneath.
A striking black, white and red bathroom gives a nod to Art Deco style with a period sink, chrome fittings and sleek tile. The other full bath shown has a soaking tub fit underneath frosted windows that look out onto the top-floor roof deck. That top floor could make a luxurious suite as it also has a bedroom and walk-in closet.
The finished basement isn’t show but it has another full bath, laundry and room for a home office and media room.
A detached brick garage large enough for one car is at the end of the driveway, next to the rear garden. The house has updated mechanicals and central air conditioning on the lower floors and mini splits above, according to the listing.
Marketed by Michael Franco and Miriam Richards of Compass, the property is asking $4.4 million. What are your thoughts?
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