27 Eighth Avenue - Park Slope, New York
27 8th Avenue is a monumental Romanesque Revival townhouse on of Park Slope's most desirable, architecturally sumptuous corners. Extremely rare in scale and grandeur, this limestone mansion stands five stories tall, 22' wide and approximately 67' deep on the first two floors. And with three light-filled exposures and approximately 50 windows, there is extraordinary natural light for a home of this size. Many of the windows frame superb views of the Venetian-Gothic masterpiece The Montauk Club. From fence to fence, the rear yard is 27' wide offering a huge outdoor sanctuary. Currently, this home is used as a single-family residence over a single floor doctors office. Originally built by department store magnate William Gubbins, this home has been lovingly maintained by a single family for 65 years. Truly exceptional original details abound including 5 mantles, pier mirrors, pocket shutters, original inlaid floors, stained glass, pocket doors with beveled glass, intricate mahogany staircase, wainscot. The parlor floor is a particularly exemplary, museum quality floor. In total this home offers approximately 6300 square feet of living space plus an additional cellar, and ample outdoor space, offering the scale for a large family, or perhaps development conversion opportunity. Located in the most coveted part of Park Slope, named "One of the Greatest Neighborhoods in America" by the American Planning Association, your new home sits alongside some of the finest classical architecture in New York City, with Romanesque Revival and Beaux-Arte style homes, and the renowned Venetian palazzo inspired Montauk Club all your neighbors. One block to the east of 8th Avenue is Olmstead & Vaux's Brooklyn masterpiece, Prospect Park with its famed Long Meadow, Bandshell Concerts, and the Farmers Market at Grand Army Plaza. One block to the west is bustling 7th Avenue which is lined with both world-class international brands and beloved local boutiques. Some of the finest dining, public and private schools, and cultural institutions are right at your fingertips. The 2,3, Q, B express trains are all minutes from your front door.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman