A Brooklyn brewer and his wife are looking to sell their lovely limestone townhouse in Park Slope, and start a new brewery Upstate. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the listing, which is located half a block away from Prospect Park, on 1st Street.
Alex Wenner, who co-owns the house with his wife Emily Wenner, is the son of Rolling Stone magazine co-founder, Jann Wenner. Alex and Emily purchased the three-story townhouse in 2011 for $2.9 million, just after the birth of their first child.
The couple told the Wall Street Journal that they loved how spacious the house was, and how well preserved the interiors were. In 2012, the couple hired architect Sam Trimble to give the home a modern makeover.
The early 20th century townhouse now has six bedrooms, and four and a half bathrooms spread out over 4,810 square feet of space. There’s also large backyard with a magnolia tree with enough space for grilling and outdoor dining.
Some of the standout features of the home include the kitchen, which comes with a stained glass window overlooking the garden, tons of cabinet space, and original parquet floors; the formal sitting room which comes with a gas fireplace, and overlooks 1st Street; and the master suite on the second floor, which has a private roof deck overlooking the garden and an en-suite bathroom that has a deep soaking tub and a steam shower.
And since this is the home of a brewer, how could it not have a space dedicated to beer? A test kitchen in the basement has taps for beer, plenty of storage space, and a walk-in fridge. For all of that, the townhouse is asking $5.5 million.