In Park Slope, a beautiful brownstone at 640 Second Street is up for grabs for the first time since 1994. The historic home, asking $4.295 million, was built in 1903 and has retained a great deal of its original details but perhaps its greatest selling point is being able to boast that it was the onetime home of former president Barack Obama (h/t The Real Deal).
Back in the mid 1980s, Obama occupied a top floor apartment after graduating from Columbia University, when the home was configured as a multi-family residence. Since then, the it has been utilized as a single family home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across five floors.
The majority of the home has remained true to its original design, with details like four decorative fireplaces, original china cabinets, stained glass windows, wood wainscoting, and more. The kitchen has been renovated with lovely custom cabinetry and fancy stainless steel appliances along with a large breakfast nook that looks out onto the landscaped garden. There is also a full basement, washer/dryer unit, many closets, decorative wallpaper, and even a claw foot tub in one of the bathrooms.
- Townhouse where Obama once lived hits the market [The Real Deal]
- Listing: 640 2nd Street [Brown Harris Stevens]