A beautifully restored townhouse on an architecturally distinguished and tree-lined block, 136 6th Avenue epitomizes the classic atmosphere of the Brooklyn brownstone. A 19th century Neo-Grec with some Italianate details, the 20-foot-wide, 3,860-square-foot residence has been reconfigured as a three-family incorporating an owner’s duplex with two rental apartments above.
Elegant original details are balanced by the seamless introduction of modern electricity and plumbing while the location is convenient to Park Slope’s ever-expanding array of shopping and dining options.
The owner’s duplex features a sweeping stoop to the parlor floor and intricately detailed 12-foot-high ceilings. A tiled vestibule and hallway lead into a spacious living-dining room.
A splendid fireplace with its original mantel and mirror balances the light-giving bay window. A charming kitchen/dining area with its own fireplace adjoins the deck, while the two garden-level bedrooms access a peaceful garden patio and feature their own fireplaces. Generous closets and 2.5 baths, including a walk-in closet and en-suite bath for the master bedroom, round out the amenities.
The upper floor apartments feature 10-foot-high ceilings and gleaming wood floors, contemporary kitchens and baths, fireplaces, ample storage, and washers/dryers. Each has two bedrooms. There is also a skylight on the upper floor.
The cellar basement holds laundry, storage and a recreation area adjacent to the boiler room. Mature plantings and a iron fence create a garden-like atmosphere from the street.
The location is close to a myriad of dining and shopping options, Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Transport options along Flatbush Avenue including the Atlantic Avenue hub.
The house asks $4.25 million. Anthony Robles, Aran Scott and Susan S. Lee of Douglas Elliman have the listing.