This South Slope brownstone with a dramatic facade and beautifully landscaped private backyard at 584 11th Street has been owned and meticulously kept by the same family for three decades. Now it seeks new owners. Currently set up as a two-family duplex, with a separate entrance for the top floor rental unit, it could easily be reconfigured as a deluxe single-family home.
The exterior features a dog-leg stoop and bay windows. A portico shades original front doors. It is ornamented with terra cotta detail and a course of rusticated stone.
The owner’s duplex opens to the first floor, which has a generously sized living room, a large dining room and kitchen. In back there is a big, well maintained yard that is home to an ornate Japanese maple and an Italian fig tree.
The second floor has a master bedroom, two smaller bedrooms and a home office. The owner’s duplex also includes an unfinished basement, which can be upgraded to home theater, play room or home fitness area.
Many of the original details remain in this residence, including tin ceilings, decorative fireplaces, stained-glass skylights, shutters and pocket doors. At the same time, the baths and kitchens are renovated and modern.
The upstairs rental-unit floor plan is flexible and can accommodate a variety of uses. The five-room layout features an oversized kitchen with two pantry closets, spacious front living room or bedroom, a large rear parlor or dining room, and two additional rooms to be used as you like.
The home is one block from Prospect Park and close to the 9th Street YMCA (Mayor De Blasio’s gym of choice), and a multitude of restaurants and shops, including Talde, Fonda and Union Market. It is four blocks from the F/G train at the 7th Avenue stop.
Listed by Katharine Toale and Scott Klein of Douglas Elliman, the house is asking is $2.75 million. Taxes are $549 a month.