When we wrote about 167 6th Avenue back in May, we were confused as to why it was described as a multi-family home when there's only one kitchen. Well, the Journal took a look at the Park Slope property (copy cats!) and answered our question: the garden level floor can be easily converted into an apartment. Mystery solved! The Journal has some other interesting details about the 138-year-old brownstone as well. Not only did the owners convince their neighbors to combine backyards to make one huge suburban-style lawn, but they also convinced everyone to run their phone and cable lines underground, eliminating the ubiquitous nest of wires.
Before the renovation?which meticulously preserved historical details like the "weight-and-chain windows, the frame of a door with original etched pocket glass, and the newel post at the bottom of the stairs"?the house served as the setting for Noah Baumbach's movie "The Squid and the Whale." You can find the full listing gallery here.
· Park Slope With Extra Yards [WSJ]
· Ambiguously Multi-Family House Asks $3.45M [Curbed]
· Listing: 167 6th Avenue [Corcoran]