Park Slope Townhouse With Opulent Woodwork, Nine Mantels, Butler’s Pantry Asks $3.9 Million

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A classic late Victorian limestone in the Park Slope Historic District with extensive woodwork inside is on the market for the first time in more than 30 years. Built in 1888-1889 and meshing the Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne and Richardsonian styles, 98 Lincoln Place was designed by architect Frederick B. Langston, who not only worked for well-known Brooklyn architect Amzi Hill but also partnered with the equally renowned Magnus Dahlander in the early 1890s and had a colorful second life as a seaman.

The provenance shows in the house’s flourishes, such as decorative door surrounds with ornate toppers, nine ornate wood mantels with carving and original tile, mahogany wainscoting, an intact butler’s pantry, and an elaborate staircase.

Although there is no floor plan, the photos in a listing by the owner show the four-story house and its many original details are largely intact. The listing claims eight to ten bedrooms, two kitchens, plus three bathrooms. PropertyShark confirms it’s a two-family home and puts the square footage at 3,240.

The photos show parquet floors with inlaid borders in most rooms, and beautiful woodwork and mantels in the parlors and bedrooms. We see a window seat and an arched niche in the rear of the parlor level.

The photos also provide a glimpse of a newish kitchen in a ground-floor extension with large glass doors leading into the rear garden. Also pictured is the original marble-topped sideboard in the dining room, a butler’s pantry with built-in dish cupboard and drawers, and a clawfoot tub in a bathroom lined with wainscoting.

The house, which is slightly narrow at 18 feet wide, also has its original recessed shutters, a washer/dryer hookup in the cellar, and an “open porch,” according to the listing.


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98 Lincoln Place belongs to a row of eight townhouses at 96-110 Lincoln Place with alternating rough-cut brownstone and limestone faces, dog-leg stoops and arched front parlor windows. The row has cast-iron oriels on the third and fourth floors “decorated with swags, caryatids and other classically inspired details,” Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen said in a 2013 Building of the Day.

It’s offered by owner Joseph Zelik for $3.9 million. Does that sound about right?

[Listing: 98 Lincoln Place | FSBO] GMAP

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