This late 19th century brick townhouse has been renovated from basement to roof, with a terrace on the top for good measure. The home, located at 378a 5th Street in Park Slope, has a bow-shaped front like the prow of a ship, which lends a distinctive character to each of its four floors and finished cellar.
The heart of the home is the garden floor, with its wide-open living room, dramatic stone wall showcasing a working gas fireplace, dining area, and kitchen with center island, stainless steel appliances, and marble counters.
The back wall of this room has been opened up with a glass door and big windows, drawing the eye to the patio and garden.
The floors throughout the building are zero-VOC bamboo, in keeping with the home’s environmentally friendly character.
On the parlor floor is the master suite, which includes a sitting room, en suite bathroom with linen closet and large master bedroom. The master bedroom leads out to a deck and stair to the backyard.
There are two bedrooms and a bath on the second floor, with a spacious laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer, shelves for storage, and plenty of room to fold.
The top floor has yet another bedroom, as well as a bathroom and sitting area, with a lovely street-facing balcony standing in as this ship’s crow’s nest. It’s a nice area to relax and enjoy one of the nicest blocks in the center of Park Slope.
The home is a couple minute’s walk from the historic Old Stone House in the center of JJ Byrne Playground, one of the most popular tot lots in the borough. Many of District 15’s most in-demand schools are nearby, with M.S. 51 only a block away.
Nearby shopping, dining, and transportation are all plentiful, with the Union Street R line about 5 minutes walk away.
See this house for yourself at an open house on September 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Listed by Scott Klein and Paul Hyun of Douglas Elliman, the home is asking $3.4 million.