What a difference a professional staging makes. When this Park Slope townhouse first hit the market in March, it was listed by the owner and came with photos that didn’t show off its true dream-house potential. And so, no one bit on the $6.75 million asking price.
The owners (who are protected by an LLC) seem to have gotten the message: they brought Compass on board to market the home, and the whole place has gotten a more inviting staging—and better photos. The house has also gotten a price chop, now asking $5.995 million.
The brokerbabble calls the townhouse “dramatic, spacious, immaculate, and ever so beautiful,” and it’s only a little bit of hyperbole. Spread out over four floors, the home—originally built in 1893—has been “painstakingly and meticulously restored,” with all of the de rigueur townhouse features (gym, chef’s kitchen, high-end finishes and appliances, and the like) now part of the package.
But many of its 19th-century details remain, including the moldings and carved wooden details (including the gorgeous staircase in the entryway). There’s also two gas fireplaces, several outdoor spaces (including a manicured back patio and a roof garden), five bedrooms, and a plethora of other lovely details.
All in all, things are looking much better at this brownstone—now to see if that helps it find a buyer.
- Listing: 178 8th Avenue [Compass]