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Brooklyn brownstone featured in 'The Squid and the Whale' hits the market for $5M

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The four-story Italianate homes comes with five bedrooms, three bathrooms

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Architect Kimberly Neuhaus and her firm Neuhaus Design is known for its restoration and transformation of Brooklyn townhouses, and they put their experience to the test at this four-story, brownstone at 167 6th Avenue, located within the Park Slope Historic District.

After what turned out to be a stunning, two-year renovation, that home is now on the market for $4.95 million. While the townhouse is currently divided into a ground-floor apartment, and a three-story home above, it can also be used as a single-family home, according to the broker on the listing.

Some of the standout features in this Italianate home, which was built in 1874, include the four fireplaces—two wood-burning, and two gas-burning, the arched doorways, the tall ceilings, and a lovely landscaped garden and patio connected to the ground-floor.

The garden can also be accessed through a deck attached to the kitchen on the parlor floor. The kitchen comes fitted with custom bamboo cabinetry, fancy appliances like a Miele dishwasher and a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Quartzite countertops.

Four of the brownstone’s five bedrooms are located on the top two floors as are two of the three bathrooms. The bedrooms feature wall panels and built-in bookshelves made with American walnut, and the bathrooms come with radiant stone floors.

The other bedroom and bathroom are located on the garden level, which also comes with a yoga room with slate, radiant-heated floors.

The townhouse was last purchased by Eng Kian Ooi and his husband Marius Meland in 2012 for $3.45 million, according to property records. Meland is the owner of Portfolio Media, and the founder of Law360.

Interesting tidbit: this Park Slope home was apparently featured in Noah Baumbach’s Oscar-nominated 2005 film, the Squid and the Whale, according to the Observer. In January this year, the couple also listed a 185-year-old Greenwich Village townhouse for $12.5 million—it might not be too much of a stretch to say this couple has a penchant for restoring and selling 19th century homes.