A tipster passed along the listings for two new-to-market Brooklyn townhouses, 591 Third Street and 113 Prospect Park West. Both are two-family Park Slope listings from the same Brown Harris Stevens broker, which is as good a reason as any for a face-off. First up, the Third Street townhouse (above), one among 11 neo-Italian Renaissance limestone properties in a row. The two units are a garden rental topped by a triplex. Here's a bit about what's inside:
The formal dining room with decorative mantle, side bay window and coffered ceiling is truly extraordinary. There is a powder room tucked under the hall stair. Featured in a national design publication, the warm and inviting eat in kitchen with seating banquette provides custom bone-colored cabinetry/tile work, this leads you to a terrace overlooking the private rear yard?.The second floor of the homes offers a charming front library/den with ornamental mantle, and unusual oval stained glass. The ask? $3.495 million.
In the opposing corner we have 113 Prospect Park West, a listing whose brokerbabble matches its more grandiose price of $5.25 million:
Certainly one of the most noteworthy houses to be listed for sale, this stunning limestone and Queen Anne brick home on a prime residential row overlooks Prospect Park and has been wonderfully updated in keeping with the home's grand tradition. Currently a two family residence, this townhouse does not lack in grandeur or size. The house measures more than 82 feet deep on three of four floors providing approximately 6,000 square feet of living space.
Enter into the perfect parlor floor past double carved oak doors with sunburst medallions. A stunning double parlor with center stair awaits, beyond this room is a banquet size formal dining room with double doors to the garden. A wonderful chef's kitchen with stained glass rear bay with elaborate fretwork overlooks the rear garden.
On the third floor you will find an elaborate front room with could equally serve as a den or library with stunning views of the park, middle dressing room or study and an incredible master suite spanning over 30 feet in length. So: expansiveness vs. (comparative) affordability. Which townhouse wins?
· Listing: 3rd Street [BHS]
· 113 Prospect Park West [BHS]
· Other Showdowns [Curbed]