Brooklyn's Garden Place is so named because it was once a garden, belonging to Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Sadly, that kind of lifestyle isn't really an option in the Brooklyn of today?but 48 Garden Place is probably among the best we can hope for. The townhouse was built in 1880, and, according to the history-rich brokerbabble, is one of nine houses designed by Brooklyn's Parfitt Brothers. It is asking $7.8 million. Last time it came to market, in 2007, the ask was $6.995 million, and it doesn't appear to have sold then. A new price for a new era!
The house is 60' deep on the first two floors and 40' deep on the top three, with 1,100 square feet of outdoor space. The flooring, staircase, moldings, and fireplaces were all restored in a renovation, though it isn't clear exactly when that renovation took place. (The property was also re-brownstoned prior to its last listing.) Here's a bit of floorplanbabble:
The deep double parlor floor has two wood-burning fireplaces and an open kitchen. The terrace off the rear parlor overlooks the garden. Above the parlor floor there are three floors with 6 bedrooms. The home has 4 full baths, excellent storage, and outstanding closet space.
The second floor includes a large east-facing master bedroom with wood-burning fireplace, a full bath, laundry, dressing room, and a library, which opens to a full-width terrace. The third floor features two bedrooms, each with carved white marble fireplaces, and a full bath. The fourth floor has three bedrooms and full bath.
The garden level has a staircase from the parlor floor and under-stoop entrance. Along the galley there is a kitchenette, wine closet, full bath, study or guest room, closet and storeroom. The galley leads to the 22' dining/recreation room with window wall opening to the garden.