This home in Park Slope’s historic district is one of a group of three designed in 1892 by architects Heins & LaFarge. Located at 488 4th Street, it’s Neo-Georgian in style, with some Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival features. There are two-story bay windows, an oval stained glass window on the second floor and a stone band that runs along the top of the first-floor windows and front entrance.
Currently set up as an owner’s triplex with a small garden level studio rental, the four-story home has lush original details inside, including stained glass bay window transoms, colonettes and a whopping seven decorative fireplaces.
Three of those mantels are on the parlor floor, including one in the large eat-in kitchen, which has a center island, built-in shelves, exposed brick and sliding pocket doors that open out to the rest of the main living area. Hardwood floors can be found throughout, and the kitchen looks out on a deck with enough room for a seating area and stairs that lead down to the garden.
Custom built-in shelves can be found in one of the bedrooms in the triplex, with walk-in closets found in two more. The one bathroom pictured — one of two full baths in the triplex — has an oval clawfoot tub and a skylight, one of four in the home. Washer and dryer can be found on the top floor as well.
The rental unit is refurbished, according to the listing, and is small, with a living area, kitchen and sleeping alcove in the back. There is garden access that is shared with the triplex above. Unusually for Brooklyn, there is no cellar and the mechanicals are located on the garden level.
Located on a picture-perfect Park Slope side street, the home is sufficiently removed from the hubbub of nearby Methodist Hospital but up the block from the John Jay Educational Campus. Very close to 7th Avenue’s commercial offerings, the property is also only a little more than an avenue from Prospect Park.
Halstead Property’s Janice Cimberg, Michael Petrosino and Karen Wolfe have the listing for $3.995 million. Would you buy it?
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