This five-story Renaissance Revival brownstone at 572 1st Street in the Park Slope Historic District was built around the turn of the last century and sits less than 25 yards from Prospect Park. The massive family home has been lovingly renovated and is full of period details.
The exterior boasts rounded bay windows, terra cotta ornament and columns, a dog-leg stoop and an impressive cornice. Interior details include eight mantels, pocket doors, plaster ornament, built-ins, and parquet floors.
Measuring 6,497 square feet, the unusually large home is extra wide at 22 feet and sits on a lot that is 22 feet wide by 100 feet deep.
It’s currently configured as a rental duplex over an owner’s triplex with a guest apartment on the garden floor.
The parlor floor is a grand one, with 11-foot-high ceilings and an open layout. It comprises a living room with elaborate woodwork and a mantel with stone surround, library with built-in mahogany bookcases, a dining room with green-tile fireplace, and a well-equipped kitchen in an extension.
The four rooms flow seamlessly into each other via pocket doors and columned archways for 70 linear feet, creating a sense of airy roominess. Throughout are elaborate parquet floors in a herringbone pattern with remarkable inlaid trompe l’oeil borders.
The beautiful floors extend into the kitchen, which features green marble counters, an island, windows on two sides, and Sub-Zero and Dacor stainless steel appliances.
A grand staircase connects the parlor and sleeping floors, with two massive bedrooms and a bathroom on the third level with a claw-foot tub. There are two more claw-foot tubs in the house, on the fourth and fifth floors.
There is generous storage and closet space throughout the home.
The garden floor of the triplex combines a large living room, kitchenette, full bath and a bedroom that opens out into a landscaped backyard with brick patio.
The upper duplex has three bedrooms, two full baths, living room, dining room, and kitchen.
Listed by Micha Hendel of Compass, the home is asking $5.995 million; taxes are $14,388 a year.