Brooklyn, NY, USA
597 5th Street
Stately and well maintained, this park-block three story limestone townhouse is full of original details.Gracious proportions and high ceilings welcome you to this five-bedroom center stair home. Featuring original parquet floors with inlaid borders, carved mantles with hand-glazed tiles, intricate plaster moldings, pocket doors and ceiling medallions, this legal two-family currently used as one has been lovingly cared for. A distinctive raised stoop leads to a vestibule with windowed double doors. The wainscoted entry foyer has a pier mirror, elaborate ceiling moldings, and opens onto a sweeping triple parlor. The front living room with its south-facing bay windows flows into a graceful drawing room with beautiful woodwork, which in turn leads to the stunning oak-paneled dining room with a coffered ceiling, oak fireplace, and a large window overlooking the garden patio. The updated kitchen has two sunny window exposures and an adjacent half bath. The second floor has two expansive bedrooms with generous closets, a large shared bathroom, as well as original marble sinks and dressing area. The top floor has three additional bedrooms, a second full bath, and a skylight at the top of the stairs, which brings natural light throughout the house.The windowed basement with high ceilings and a separate entrance is currently used as a laundry and rec room. It has a half bath, and lends itself well to being used as a playroom, media room, or personal gym.Just off Prospect Park, this block is one of Park Slope's most pleasant, brimming with beautiful architectural integrity. Vibrant shops and restaurants are nearby on 7th and 5th Avenues, Saturday farmers markets at Grand Army Plaza, open-air events at the Prospect Park Bandshell, and convenient transportation (2,3,B,Q R subways).