Park Slope Townhouse With Working Fireplaces Asks $6.995 Million


In addition to an impressive brick and limestone facade, this Park Slope townhouse has some fine period details and updates that are sympathetic to the home’s original character. At 615 3rd Street, it sits within the Park Slope Historic District a half block from Prospect Park.

Constructed by Brooklyn-born architect and builder Peter J. Collins, the 20-foot-wide house was completed by the fall of 1900 when it was advertised for sale. It was built in “the modern colonial style,” and amenities included a dining room extension and a “great many new features.” The grand neo-Georgian facade has Roman brick with limestone ornament, including pilasters running the height of the upper stories. A Palladian window with a Juliet balcony graces the second floor.

A two-family, the house is set up with a triplex above a one-bedroom garden rental. Only the triplex is shown in the listing photos, but there are plenty of details to ogle, including wood floors with inlaid borders, stained-glass windows, columns, crown moldings, and mantels.

The parlor level has front and middle parlors divided by a columned screen, with the second parlor currently in use as a dining room. Beyond is the renovated kitchen with white cabinets and a large center island.

At the rear is the dining room extension advertised in 1900, now set up as a living room with a stained-glass bay window and coved and vaulted ceiling. The room also has one of three working fireplaces in the house. The listing notes two of the three have “an added gas component.”

The second story has been turned into a full-floor suite with a dressing room with modern built-ins and a large bathroom with soaking tub and walk-in shower.

Laundry is upstairs along with two more bedrooms and two full baths. There are a total of 3.5 bathrooms in the triplex.

A new bulkhead provides access to the roof, and while the photos don’t show it set up for entertaining, according to the listing there is access to gas, water, and electricity. In the rear of the house, the small paved patio is accessible to the garden-level unit.

Updates to the property include central air and audio and security systems.

The property was a House of the Day in 2009 and sold that year for $3.15 million. Now listed by Lesley Semmelhack of Corcoran, it is priced at $6.995 million. Worth the ask?

[Listing: 615 3rd Street | Broker: Corcoran] GMAP

entry with wainscoting and a ceiling medallion

middle parlor with pale blue wallpaper

kitchen with white cabinets and wood floor

living room with stained glass windows and a fireplace

stained glass windows with a foliate design in the living room

living room with wainscoting and a fireplace

bedroom with balcony access

detail of original wood floors with inlaid border and the door moldings

dressing room with built-in closets and an island

bathroom with a soaking tub and a separate glass shower

narrow office with bookshelves

den with a fireplace, picture rails and three windows

bedroom with window seat with blue cushion

bedroom with window seat and mantel

bathroom with white fixtures and white subway tile around the bathtub

bathroom with pale green wall tiles and a shower with glass doors

marble sink in a bathroom

addition on the roof for access

rear brick facade with a paved patio

pale brick and limestone exterior with a stoop and a bracketed cornice

floorplan showing garden apartment and triplex above

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