Townhouse Beauty Beautiful, spacious & sunny. 518 2nd Street is a historic 4-story townhouse, on a prime Park Slope block. Exquisitely designed and renovated by a noted local architect. The home offers a rare combination of a well-laid out house, wonderful interior finishes and modern system upgrades. Used as a large, single family home with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and two home offices, but could easily be used as a 2-family home. The outdoor spaces are lovely as well. The deck off of the parlor kitchen has steps down to a lush rear garden. There is also a second wooden deck off of the 3rd floor. Its pergola is draped with spring blooming wisteria. Every detail has been attended to in this crisply renovated house including the well-preserved original details throughout. These include its front triple bay windows, parquet floors, pocket shutters, beautiful original moldings and plaster work, wainscoting, hardware and gorgeous original doors. It has a superb Center Slope location between 7th and 8th Avenues. Just under 2 blocks to Prospect Park and a stone's throw from your choice of shops, cafes and restaurants. This home is zoned for nearby PS 321. It is a also short distance from both Poly-Prep's and Berkely Carroll School's lower schools.
The parlor floor is the heart of the home. There is a lovely front living room with a gorgeous marble mantle, a comfy window seat in the triple bay window with storage below, and original pocket doors. It leads to a sitting room in the middle parlor. In the rear parlor there is a large, eat in kitchen. It has wooden cabinets with soap stone countertops and an enormous wall of original built-in china cabinetry and two pantry closets. Stainless steel appliances include a massive Professional Thermador oven with 6 burners and a double grill, matching range hood, and a Bosch dishwasher. A set of double glass doors off of the kitchen lead out to a deck. It has a built in dining area, a watering system set up for potted plants, and a staircase down to the rear garden.
There is also a beautifully designed home office in the rear extension on this floor. It has a wall of built in bookcases and a picture window with another wonderful window seat with storage. The view from this room in to the garden is delightful. There is also a half bath on this floor with a Toto toilet. In the entry hallway of this floor there is a pier mirror with an upholstered seat, wainscoting, and decorative fretwork.
The front room on the garden floor is set up for use as a family room. It could also be used as an additional bedroom. The rear of this floor is used as a large guest suite. It has a spacious bedroom, a large, adjacent bathroom and a home office that leads to the garden. There is a separate entry to this floor. It offers storage under the stoop and in built-in, modern wood cubbies in the vestibule.
The master bedroom is enormous. It has room for a king-size bed. It has a beautiful original mantle and lovely plaster moldings. It leads directly in to an open dressing room in the center of this floor. There are two original stained glass windows that let in additional natural light from the hallway in to this room. Newer additions include a full-wall expanse of closets, room for dressers, and a conveniently located under-counter refrigerator and a stainless steel sink topped with Carrera marble. The second bedroom on this floor is spacious as well. It also has a lovely mantle. And there is a doorway that leads to an older, wooden deck above the extension below. The 3rd floor bath is large, luxurious and modern. The wall tile was hand-crafted by Fireclay. There is a deep tub with fittings for a shower as well, radiant heat beneath the flooring, and a large, modern vanity topped with a Carrera counter.