Filled with some statement-making wallpaper, this 1870s Neo-Grec has some design flair on display in its estate-condition interior. There are also marble mantels, pocket doors, wood floors and a stair among the many original details.
Located in the Park Slope Historic District, 35 Prospect Place is one of a row of six, all about 16.5 feet wide, constructed in 1879 and designed by architect George L. Morse. The brownstone facade includes an angled bay stretching from the garden to parlor level and incised ornament. The house also has cast-iron railings up the stoop and a bracketed cornice.
It hasn’t changed hands since 1971, the house is being sold “as is,” and the listing tells prospective buyers to “bring your architect.” The issues visible in the photos show a plasterer might be in order.
The parlor floor has a library tucked into that angled bay at front with built-ins, a marble mantel and a boldly painted ceiling. The scheme is floral in the rear parlor, which has a plaster medallion, another marble mantel, crown moldings and a door leading to the rear garden.
The floor plan shows the single-family has a small kitchen on the third floor, although a sink in the rear room on the garden level might indicate another kitchen. Neither is shown in the listing photos.
Five bedrooms are spread across the upper two floors, with a full bath on each floor, plus another on the garden level. The two bathrooms shown in the listing photos are a sharp contrast. One is awash in soft green and florals with Gothic-style wainscoting while the other is adorned with an orange and black scheme complete with tin ceiling, wainscoting and wallpaper.
Mantels with their original inserts are in three of the bedrooms. One of them is a room with a stripe ceiling and floral walls that would have been something to see in its fully designed state.
Out in the garden, stone paths meander around planting beds with trees, shrubs and perennials.
Listed with Lucy Perry of Compass the house is priced at $2.35 million. Worth the ask?
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