On one of the best blocks in Park Slope, lined with owner-occupied limestones and brownstones, 601 2nd has everything a discerning buyer could want. With the desired center-stair layout, this 20' wide limestone has been renovated to marry the best of the old and the new.
In the "old" category, you will find gorgeous parquet floors, a staircase carved of Australian birch which has been lovingly stripped and restored, decorative mantels in all major rooms, and beautiful moldings.
In the "new" category, you will find a fabulous eat-in kitchen, four floors of air conditioning, 3 newly renovated full bathrooms, a parlor floor powder room, replacement windows, upgraded plumbing and electric, and replaced roof.
And showing off a combination of new and old, you will find 5 bedrooms upstairs across 2 floors, a glorious walk-in closet, 2 full bathrooms upstairs, a guest suite downstairs with its own bath and convenience kitchen, a library/den, a media room, a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen, a powder room, and a double parlor.
The kitchen is very large, in the extension of the house. There are granite counters, custom cabinetry, and a huge picture window framing the mature magnolia tree in the private garden. The range is a Thermador, the dishwasher a Bosch, and the fridge is a Sub Zero. There is plenty of space for a table at the built-in banquette, a walk-in pantry, and a door leading to the garden.
The formal dining room is over-large and lovely. It leads to the double parlor, which is graced with a triple bay window. The parquet floors gleam with the patina of age and meticulous maintenance - a theme observed throughout the house.
The center stair leads up to a master floor, with a quiet rear bedroom, a large den/library, and a renovated bathroom with a soaking tub and a separate shower. The old closet passage has been converted to a custom closet with endless drawers and hanging space.
The top floor has 3 real bedrooms. The center storage space has been opened up with a lovely new skylight and serves as a spacious homework/office space. The full bath on this floor has a pretty white and blue scheme with 2 sinks. Another large skylight illuminates the stairwell from top to bottom.
The English basement has been beautifully redesigned. The front area is a combined large media room and full gym. In the center, there is a convenience kitchen (everything but the stove), a lovely full bath, a walk-in laundry room, storage, and a boiler room. In the rear, facing the garden, is a large guest room which has a door to the outside.
Two phases of renovation were carried out over the period of ownership, adhering to the highest construction standards and preserving the best of the original house. Rarely do we see such a seamless blending of the new and the old. Together with the prime location, 601 2nd Street presents buyers with a special opportunity.