In the 1890s, architect C.P.H. Gilbert and designer Babb, Cook & Willard (the same team behind the Cooper Hewitt Musem) designed 45 Montgomery Place, a pedigree that got the Park Slope townhouse sold for $6.05 million in 2006. Imagine, then, what a "unique brand-new museum-quality restoration and renovation" can do! The listing photos for the townhouse's new offering, actually, don't really give us much of a sense, since the old listing was entirely photo-less and only a few rooms are shown here. But the brokerbabble hints:
This house is both urban and urbane, containing 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 powder rooms composed of marble, travertine and waterworks fixtures. Passion and dedication brought this 2 ½ year renovation to life with details that include the original gas light chandeliers, 5 skylights, 2 staircases, and a restored & refurbished original Otis elevator?.The leaded glass skylight mirrors the elliptical shape of the elegant staircase and casts light throughout the house. Six original gas fireplaces and 1 new wood burning fireplace feature unique and irreplaceable mantles adding warmth to nearly every room. The oval wing of this home is punctuated by curved walls, doors and windows. Your lush private garden with bluestone patio is maintained by a state-of-the-art irrigation system?.The finest millwork, Venetian plaster, stained glass and hand painted murals with gold leaf details all crafted by the most talented artisans pay tribute to the original architect." The sellers are asking $14 million for all this.