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Stately, historic Park Slope townhouse seeks $5M

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The lovely townhouse dates back to 1908

Photos: Alyson Lubow/Courtesy of Corcoran

A stunning, well-preserved Park Slope townhouse from the turn of the 20th century is now seeking a new owner. The house at 633 2nd Street, which has only changed hands a few times since it was built in 1908, just hit the market for $4.995 million. Corcoran’s Jessica Buchman has the listing.

The house, which is part of the original Park Slope Historic District that was designated in 1973, is a beaut. Per the historic district designation report, it’s a neo-Federal style townhouse, and “symmetry prevails” in its facade, which is clad in red brick and has stone accents in the form of columns and keystones above the windows. Many of the houses on the block (between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West) were designed in different styles—Italian and French Renaissance, Victorian Gothic—so this one is a bit of an outlier.

Inside, many of the original details have been gloriously maintained: There are four wood-burning fireplaces, each with a lovely mantel; a grand spiral staircase connects the home’s three floors; and leaded glass windows. (The classic decor adds to the well-preserved feel of the place.)

As for the particulars, the home is listed as having six bedrooms, although several of those are smaller and would function better as offices or nurseries, and two and a half bathrooms. There are several former common spaces—a living and dining room, as well as a front and rear parlor—and a small kitchen that leads to a backyard.

There’s also an English basement has storage space and a laundry room.