275 Park Place is a glorious home indeed- in pristine condition ready to be moved into right away- and loved for generations. This remarkable late 19th century property was reimagined by noted architect Elizabeth Roberts and published in New York Magazine. A total and complete gut renovation was painstakingly undertaken which replaced every wire and every pipe, and system- whilst retaining stunning period detail.
Outdoors- the expansive 1,280 square foot backyard was redesigned, and concrete deck installed by landscape architect Joanna Pertz and was published in Brownstoner. The front steps were completely restored, and concrete in the front courtyard was replaced by bluestone. Every inch of the interior and exterior was handled with care- and thoughtfully planned for gracious living and entertaining.
The house is a legal two-family anode and features an upper triplex with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and garden floor one bedroom guest suite or investment opportunity or lavish additional living space for the primary owners. The house also features a wood burning fireplace in the kitchen, original preserved 19th century cabinetry and other Victorian details such as hand carved plasterwork ceiling and wall detail, and hand carved millwork throughout including the gorgeous restored banisters.
The kitchen features Fisher Paykel dish drawers, a restaurant-grade vented BlueStar stove and radiant heat underfoot by the sink. The 10 foot long marble island contains a double sink, two sided storage and bar seating for four. A multi-pure charcoal filter for clean drinking water is built into the sink as well as a whole-house filtration water system found in the basement which filters all water coming into the house.
Multi-zone central air was installed in the renovation and heat was converted from forced air to hot water radiators. Temperature can be remote controlled with the Nest Smart home system. New wiring is inside of walls. The Weil-McClain boiler was newly replaced in 2017 and there is additional radiant heat under the living room area and under the entry tiles. Your dog will want to sleep there on those warm tiles in the winter. Main, vented full size laundry system is located on the top floor for bedroom proximity as well as supplemental laundry in the clean, dry, warm basement with wine cellar.
Each floor was designed and opened to ingeniously provide south to north open expanse with a service core- providing cross breeze, shifting sunlight, and open, dramatic sight-lines. The parlour floor features 11-foot ceilings and expansive open living space overlooking the charming tree-lined street and landscaped deck and backyard.
The entire second floor is a luxurious primary suite with dressing room and custom closets and one of the most inviting, room-sized bathrooms imaginable featuring a two-person Norman Foster bathtub and a steam shower overlook the gardens below.
The third floor boasts two spacious bedrooms which share a sparkling windowed bathroom with bathtub and abundant custom closets and custom built in workspaces.
The garden level offers a truly unique opportunity for private living space as a sumptuous guest or rental home- of an extension of the home above with a lovely sun filled sitting room, eat in kitchen, dreamy bedroom with a private patio and windowed bathroom with tub. This space has a separate cooling system- a split duct system each controlled via remote.
The upper triplex retains flow to the cellar and to a powder room in the garden stairwell. The high ceiling cellar with poured concrete floors has an additional laundry set, a cedar lined closet in front (currently used as for wine storage) and additional storage closet with shelving and hanging racks for off-season clothing.
The park-like backyard is an unusually long lot. 90 feet of length and the verdant feel of true brownstone Brooklyn with nary a sheltering building in sight- and open sky and garden views. The great oak tree turns a brilliant red in the fall and is magnificent from north facing rooms overlooking the private gardens. In the spring the pink magnolia at the far end delights with its magnificent display.
275 Park Place, at Vanderbilt Avenue is 2 blocks from Grand Army Plaza, the gateway of Prospect Park. Not only is there a block association with an annual block party, but neighboring Vanderbilt is closed to traffic many weekends for an open-air pedestrian shopping and dining esplanade and boasts several amazing coffee shops and critic-reviewed restaurants line the Avenue. Olmstead, Maison Yaki, Fausto, James, Faun, LaLou and White Tiger. R&D foods for prepared take-out and catering. Plus the Fish Market, Prospect Butcher, Union Market and the Saturday Farmer’s Market at Grand Army Plaza for all your food shopping needs. Old Brooklyn Bagel Shoppe has beloved bagels and French bakery Mille-Feuille for perfect croissants. The best of everything is right outside your door.
Urgent Care and Walgreens are one block away at 7th and Flatbush, where you will also find the Q train. Grand Army Plaza (three blocks away) for the 2/3. And then of course the park, the library, the botanic garden, and the Brooklyn Museum. All walking distance. Prospect Park is your front yard.
In Partnership with Mike Lubin