This lushly appointed Park Slope brownstone has all the rich detail one would want in a house of this vintage along with the perks of a recent architect-designed renovation. Just steps from Prospect Park, it’s located at 226 Lincoln Place.
According to the Park Slope Historic District designation report, the Neo-Grec style house is one of row built by E. B. Stinger in 1886. It was a busy time for construction in Park Slope, particularly in the blocks between 6th Avenue and the park, noted the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in a lengthy construction update that quoted builders as saying “there is no use building anything but a first class house in that district, for people who reside there will have no other.” The house at 226 Lincoln Place would certainly have been among those first class houses, with its full height angled bay with foliate ornament at the parlor level, bracketed door hood topped with an iron balustrade, a high stoop with elaborate iron newel posts and, at the roof, a deep bracketed cornice.
When Brownstoner featured it as a House of the Day back in 2012, much of the original interior details survived. After selling, a renovation by architects Delson or Sherman largely retained and restored those features while tweaking the floor plan and opening up the rear of the two-family house with walls of glass on the parlor and garden levels.
Those original details include delicate plasterwork, mantels, unpainted woodwork, interior shutters and wood floors. Many of these are found on the parlor level, which in the renovation retained a front parlor while inserting a modern kitchen into the rear.
The latter has pale blue cabinets, high-end fixtures — including a six-burner Lacanche stove — and a banquette next to the new wall of windows. In keeping with the combo of old and new throughout the house, the original herringbone wood floors and a built-in cabinet have been preserved.
Upstairs are two floors of bedrooms, with the third floor turned into a suite. It has a bedroom with alcove at the front, a walk-in closet, full bath with a blue-tiled walk-in shower, a home office, half bath and laundry. Three more bedrooms and a full bath are on the fourth floor, and an expanded fifth floor includes a family room, office, full bath, wet bar and terrace.
The garden level has a studio apartment or guest suite at the front and an office and sunroom at the rear. The cellar wasn’t ignored during the reno: It has climate-controlled wine storage, media room and another laundry. The house also has new energy-efficient windows, a new roof and HVAC.
Listed by Libby Ryan and Maria Ryan of Compass, the house is on the market for $6 million. Back in 2012, before the renovation, it sold for $3.7 million. Do you think it will get ask?
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