There are marble mantels, wood shutters and other original details to be found inside this Park Slope two-family. Dating to the 1870s, the house at 26 Berkeley Place is located at the edge of the Park Slope Historic District.
It’s one of a row of five brownstones constructed by an unknown builder on what would have been known as Sackett Street at the time. A historic map appears to show the houses in place by 1880 and an 1876 ad shows that builders were already beginning to fill the block with brownstones. The home has the expected exterior details of the Italianate style including a pedimented door surround, bracketed lintels at the parlor level and a bracketed cornice.
The house is set up as a two-family with two duplexes. While there have been some renovations on the interior, there remain some fine Italianate details, including those marble mantels and wood shutters along with arched doorways and plaster details. The lower duplex has a high-ceilinged parlor level with a living room at the front and an open kitchen and dining room separated by an island at the rear. There’s another ornate marble mantel in the dining room but the kitchen is fairly simple with white cabinets and a tile floor.
Bedrooms and two full baths for the unit are downstairs, although one is labeled as a rec room on the floorplan. It’s got early 20th century wall moldings and a tin ceiling along with wide plank floorboards and another marble mantel.
Upstairs the other duplex takes up the top two floors with a bit more bedroom space than the lower duplex. According to the listing, this apartment has been more recently renovated and includes in-unit laundry. It’s got a living room and dining nook at the front and an open kitchen with white cabinets and black counters. Beyond is a bedroom that could also be used as a den or home office along with a full bath.
The top floor includes three more bedrooms and another full bath. Three more marble mantels are to be found, for a total of six in the house.
Outside there’s a wood terrace off the parlor level and a wood deck below. Otherwise, it looks like the outdoor space is ready for a gardener with vision.
The house hasn’t been on the market since the 1980s. It’s now listed for $3.395 million with Jayson Halladay of Compass. Worth the ask?
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