Resplendent Furnished Park Slope Limestone With Terraces, Wallpaper, Woodwork Asks $24K a Month

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It’s as grand as they come, with a price to match. For the diplomat or chief executive on an extended all-expenses-paid overseas posting, this top-of-the-line, whole-house furnished rental on a park block in the Park Slope Historic District could be just the ticket.

The classic Edwardian limestone townhouse at 552 1st Street shows off four floors of restored original details and all the modern conveniences, not to mention terraces on each floor and a landscaped backyard.

Highlights include inlaid wood floors, an ornate stairway, carved wooden mantels, a working gas fireplace in the library, and an en suite master bathroom with Mosaic House tile and Waterworks fixtures.

The layout features a formal parlor, a center stair hall appointed with built-in bookcases and a mantel with scrolled columns and a green tile surround, and an adjacent dining room with a near-matching mantel painted white and surrounded by wainscoting and patterned wallpaper. The recently renovated eat-in kitchen situated in a rear extension has Shaker-style cabinets, a lavastone-topped island, La Cornue range and vented copper hood, skylights, a breakfast nook with built-in cupboard, and banks of windows facing the rear and side balcony.

Up the elaborate wooden center staircase with spiral spindles is a master bedroom installed with an expansive walk-in closet that leads to a library. The comfy room has built-in shelves, the aforementioned working gas fireplace and mantel, and a niche for the TV. A daybed is built into the library’s three-sided bay.

The blue, gray and white en suite master bath has a step-in shower, marble double vanity, pearlescent subway tile, patterned mosaic tile floor and brass fixtures.

Some of the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are also installed with brightly patterned wallpapers and tiles. Here one also finds a laundry and another pass-through walk-in closet. An extra guest bedroom and bath are on the garden level, which comes equipped with a recreation room and a sound-attenuating music room complete with guitars and a microphone.


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One of a row of houses constructed circa 1909, 552 1st Street last changed hands in 2014 for $4.875 million. That was prior to the current renovation, which features interior design and furnishings by Andrea Mazur Interior Designs.

Listed by Barbara Wilding and Jillian Woods of Compass, the rental is asking $24,000 a month. (It’s also available to buy for $9.995 million.) How would you assess the value?

[Listing: 552 1st Street | Broker: Compass] GMAP

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