While this 1880s Park Slope brownstone has original woodwork and plaster details, for some the true lure might be the outdoor space. On a stretch of Garfield Place that includes 150-foot deep lots, it has a glass-ceilinged sunroom leading out to a brick patio and large rear yard.
One of a row of angle-fronted Neo-Grec brownstones, 179 Garfield Place still has its high stoop, window surrounds with incised details, and deep cornice. Above the bracketed door hood, an iron railing appears from the historic circa 1940 tax photo to have lost some corner finials but otherwise looks intact. Historic maps show the stretch of houses were in place by 1888.
The 17-foot-wide two-family house is set up as a single-family with dining room, kitchen and sunroom on the garden level, parlors above and two floors of bedroom space. Some of the style choices might seem a bit dated — as they did when it was a House of the Day in 2005 — but there are wood floors, plaster details, pocket doors and ceiling medallions to be found. There are also six mantels of indeterminate age; those in the parlor and the dining room are set against mirrored walls.
On the garden level, a wall of glass doors separates the eat-in kitchen from the large sunroom. The former has all-white cabinets and appliances and green counters and backsplash.
In addition to a glass ceiling with retractable shades, the tile-floored sunroom has its own wall of glass doors opening to a brick-walled patio and the garden beyond. The patio is also accessible from a deck off the rear parlor, and the green space is more than 70 feet long.
There are three bedrooms on the floors above, with the top floor set up as a full suite with bedroom, study and a passthrough with closets and an en suite bath. There are three full baths but only one is shown in the listing photos. It has blue and white tile and appears in good repair.
The finished and carpeted cellar has a laundry room and storage space. An additional laundry room is located on the second floor.
The house last sold for $2.5 million in 2005. Listed with John Mazurek of Douglas Elliman, it is priced at $3.75 million. What do you think?
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