May 7, 2021

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Park Slope Brownstone With Mantels, Pier Mirror, Central Air Asks $4.795 Million

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Full with its possess stoop-guarding griffins, this Park Slope brownstone has an exterior enlivened with ornamentation and an inside prosperous with woodwork, which includes a pier mirror, mantels, built-ins and pocket doorways. Just a limited stroll from Prospect Park at 529 3rd Street, the 1890s townhouse was renovated following it very last sold in 2002 so there are some fashionable features like central air mixed in with the original information.

Positioned in the Park Slope Historic District, the residence is just one of a row where the architect combined a little bit of Queen Anne with Neo-Grec. The architect remained unidentified in the designation report, but builder Edward (aka E. H. ) Mowbray was determined as at the rear of the design of the row right away to the west. Data present that Mowbray submitted for development of that row in March of 1891, performing as architect and builder. Extra digging confirmed that in October of the exact same calendar year he submitted for a different row of three tale and basement brownstone dwellings on the block, likely such as this home. All over again, Mowbray acted as proprietor, architect and builder for the houses.

The listing mentions that a portrait of a daughter — it doesn’t deliver a identify — of Edwin Clark and Grace Litchfield hangs in the household as purportedly the first owner of the residence. Much more most likely that portrait, if it is of a former proprietor, is of Phoebe (Phebe) Lazelere Spence. Builder Mowbray marketed No. 529 in 1895 to John L. Spence, a true estate broker and spouse of Phoebe. The household stayed in the Spence loved ones right until at least the early 1950s.


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Though a two-relatives, the house is at present applied as a one relatives with a kitchen at the rear of the parlor ground and a guest suite (sans kitchen area) on the back garden flooring. The parlor flooring is crammed with all the detail stated, together with an ornate mantel with lion head ornamented cabinets and an primary tile encompass.

The U-shaped kitchen at the rear is little compared to the grand scale of the parlor and dining rooms but it has wood cabinets with bin pulls on the lowers and two home windows with the unique moldings intact.

Previously mentioned is a full-floor suite with a bedroom at the entrance and a sitting down place at the rear. Each has its first marble sink and designed-ins tucked into an arched area of interest, with pocket doorways dividing the passthrough.

There are a few far more bedrooms on the best flooring, together with space for a dwelling office environment.

The backyard amount however has its authentic wainscoting and created-ins along with another mantel. The guest suite is at the rear with obtain out to a mudroom and the paved patio ringed with planting beds.

Inside renovation function was finished in 2003 but, according to the listing, there have been a lot more modern initiatives which includes the new roof in 2020 and LPC-accredited get the job done this yr on the bluestone sidewalk.

Prior to the renovation, the residence bought for $1.5 million in 2002. Now outlined with Maria Ryan and Libby Ryan of Compass it is priced at $4.795 million. What do you consider?

[Listing: 529 3rd Street | Broker: Compass] GMAP

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interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

interior of 529 3rd street park slope

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