If you’ve always wanted to see the inside of a grand and impressively detailed limestone row house, you will get your chance this week. The home at 45 Saint Pauls Place, less than two blocks from the southern end of Prospect Park and the parade grounds, is having open houses on Wednesday, May 16 and Sunday, May 20.
The three-story, single-family house has a low stoop and neo-Classical and foliate details on the limestone exterior under a deep cornice.
Inside, the first floor offers an extensive and impressive yet comfortable space for entertaining with 11-hoot high ceilings and three elegant rooms, all open to each other, as well as a kitchen. The space unfolds with a living room with bay windows immediately to one’s right. French doors open to a sitting room off the center hall stair that features a built-in bench with columns, wood paneling and neo-Classical mahogany mantel with original green tile.
Pocket doors reveal the dining room, which has shoulder-height paneling, a fireplace with columns and red tile, and exposed beams. The charming kitchen has extensive counters, dark wood shelving and glass-fronted cabinets, and tile floors and backsplash, all updated yet in keeping with the style of the house.
A second set of stairs leads down to the finished basement, and a rear entrance opens onto the garden.
There are five bedrooms and a study on the two highest floors. Both of the second floor bedrooms have their own fireplaces, as does the front bedroom on the top floor.
The original sinks and passthroughs are still intact, and the house has two claw foot tubs as well as 14 closets.
This floor also has access to a roof deck as well as a kitchenette.
Throughout the home are stunning examples of the workmanship that went into the construction of this home in 1905. Original woodwork, inlaid parquet floors, built-ins, plaster moldings, pocket doors, stained glass, and charming fireplaces abound throughout.
In the finished basement is a recreation and storage space, a full bath, and washer-dryer.
The house is close to some of Prospect Park’s most popular attractions, including the carousel, zoo and skating rink. It is close to the B and Q trains at the Parkside station and near a number of lovely gourmet markets, restaurants and other cultural attractions.
Listed by Patty LaRocco, Maria Goretti and Angela Ward of Douglas Elliman, the house is asking $1.765 million.