Grand Park Slope Townhouse With Woodwork Asks $9.75 Million


It has quite a grand street presence, and this 1880s Romanesque Revival townhouse also boasts original details like pocket doors, wainscoting, and mantels along with some later colorful baths. In the Park Slope Historic District at 17 Montgomery Place, it’s unusually wide at 30 feet and comes with a nearby parking space.

Designed by architect C. P. H. Gilbert, the house has an impressive broad stoop, a rusticated brownstone base, upper stories of red brick, and terra-cotta ornamentation. There is a two-story bay that can be seen more clearly in the historic tax photo. Plans were filed in 1887 for multiple buildings by Gilbert on the block, all constructed by builder Harvey Murdock, who moved into one of the neighboring houses when it was complete. No. 17 was built for William F. and Marie R. Brown. The 1910 census shows the couple living in the grand home with four children, a maid, and a cook.

A legal two-family, the house is set up with a one-bedroom apartment on the garden level and a triplex above. That triplex has kitchen and dining on the parlor level with seven bedrooms and three full baths spread across the two upper floors.

Details start at the entry with a stair with built-in bench, a mantel, and wainscoting. All woodwork has been painted white. In the front parlor is a windowed bay, a mantel, and pocket doors that open to the kitchen.

Ornamenting the dining room is a vintage hand-painted Gracie wallpaper in shades of green and yellow. The room also has a mantel, wood floors with an inlaid border, and a powder room tucked into one of the corner closets.

In the large kitchen are banks of white cabinets on either side, a brick fireplace wall, and a Delft tile backsplash. Sliding glass doors open to a rear deck with a stair down to the landscaped garden.

On the second floor, the largest bedroom faces the street and has a mantel, a bay window, and a walk-in closet. Adjacent is one of two bathrooms on the floor, and the spacious bath is awash in Art Deco jade and mint green tile with a thin border tile. The listing credits the tile as from Pewabic Pottery, founded in Detroit in 1903 and still in operation. The other bathroom on the floor also has a pop of color, this time in the brilliant blue fixtures.

Above, a library with a skylight is flanked by two bedrooms on either side. The floor plan shows that one of the bedrooms has a niche with a sink.

Outside, a circular brick patio has room for dining and and incorporates a smaller circular koi pond.

The parking spot included with the house is located several blocks away at Union Street and 7th Avenue.

The property last sold in 2004 for $2.5 million. Listed by Laura Rozos and Maria Rozos of Compass, it is now asking $9.75 million. Worth it?

[Listing: 17 Montgomery Place | Broker: Compass] GMAP

fireplace in the entry hall with wainscoting and a stair with a built-in bench and all woodwork painted white

entry with fireplace and a built-in bench with white painted woodwork

parlor with wood floor, mantel and bay window

parlor with working fireplace and pocket doors to kitchen

kitchen with brick fireplace, white cabinets and delft tile backsplash

dining room with wood floor, white wainscoting and pale green tree wallpaper

detail of dining room mantel with tree wallpaper above

hall with coral colored carpet

stair and hall with coral colored carpet

bedroom with bay window

white mantel with stone surround

bedroom with original wood floors and a white painted mantel

bedroom with mantel and built-in book shelves

bedroom with wood mantel and bay window

bedroom with green painted wood floor and white mantel

bedroom with pink walls and two windows

bedroom with wood floor and two windows

bathroom with blue fixtures and white wainscoting

bathroom with glass shower and black and white tile floor

large bathroom with white fixtures and walls and floor of jade green tile

bathroom with white tub and walls and floors of jade green tile

large bathroom with white fixtures and walls and floor of jade green tile

garden level with exposed brick walls and a small kitchen

garden level with three windows

garden level with white painted wainscoting

upper level of the house with red brick and a peaked gable at the parapet

exterior with rough faced brownstone base and red brick above

exterior with rough faced brownstone base and red brick above

base of house with rough faced brownstone and a stoop

brick rear facade with glimpse of brick patio

curved brick patio with planting beds on edges and stair down from deck

floor plan showing garden level apartment and three floors above

kitchen with delft tile backsplash and sliding doors to rear yard - virtually staged with a center table

staged bedroom with two windows

virtually staged bedroom with mantel and built-in bookshelves

garden level apartment staged with sofa and table for dining

garden level apartment staged with sofa and table for dining

garden level staged with a bed and bench

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