555 1st St - Park Slope, New York
Designed by George Miller in 1909, renovated by Sam Trimble in 2012, this 21 ft wide, 6 bedroom, 4 storied, single family, neo-Renaissance limestone sits squarely within the gas-lit blocks of the Park Slope Historic District. Located a few doors down from Prospect Park, this stunning townhouse has undergone a delicate and comprehensive renovation integrating a smart, modern layout while retaining original details throughout.Entering up the L shaped stoop to the parlor floor, you pass through the deep entry foyer that opens to the grand, bay windowed sitting room with gas fireplace. The center sitting room shares the middle of the home with the wrapping mahogany center stair. Adjacent is the light-filled and open dining room with original wood paneling, coffered ceiling, bay window. The large, modern, chefs kitchen subtly harmonizes with the opened, old world charm of the dining room and spills over into the deep breakfast room with two exposures- a creative starting place or a playful afternoon getaway.Handsome mahogany wainscoting wraps the center stairs that wind up to the master suite floor. The full-width front room is currently used as a home office and lounge, while the back of the house gives way to a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, replete with steam shower and deep soaking tub. Entry to the back terrace gives elegant remove from the garden and airily places you amongst the trees. Three more bedrooms, two en-suite baths, and a laundry room round out the top floor.The front of the garden floor has a gracious guest suite with private bath and a long entry that gives ample space for wheeled items and outdoor apparel. The back of the house is a lounge with wide screen tv, beers on tap and a walk-in fridge for the suds and racks for creating ones own. This duo of rooms opens out to the large backyard with a magnolia tree, space for grilling, dining, and play. South facing and full of life and light, this well-proportioned home has room for creativity, mirth, and hospitality for all ages.
This listing courtesy of Corcoran Group