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After contemporary renovation, 19th-century Park Slope carriage house seeks $7.5M

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The carriage house dates to 1899 but feels very contemporary

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Park Slope is full of impossibly beautiful homes, but few are as unique as the converted carriage house at 77 Prospect Place. The 4,600-square-foot house has hit the market for the first time in over a decade—it last sold in 2003 for $1.53 million. Times have changed, along with the house: The turn-of-the-20th-century carriage house is back on the market sporting a 2004 renovation by Philippe Baumann and is seeking $7.5 million.

The Baumann renovation transformed the 1899 house into a contemporary, airy home by adding a rooftop extension that lines the top of the house with windows. The beamed ceiling of the top-floor great room extends past the threshold of the house to create an overhang for the front balcony, one of several outdoor spaces including a landscaped yard.

New materials like Heart of Pine mix with the building’s original exposed black steel beams and brick and timber walls, to create an aesthetic the brokerbabble aptly calls “at once spacious and contemporary, with a warm and gracious feel.”

The kitchen sports all of the highest-end appliances like a Wolf range and Sub-Zero refrigerator, and the four bathrooms have all been individually designed. (One has a glass shower stall that opens onto a rear terrace with a hot tub.)