Set in a row of 5 distinctive 1891 Romanesque Revival-style brownstones designed by architect Helmer Weston, 250 Garfield Place is a truly special historic home reinvented to modern perfection. A thoughtful 2-year gut overhaul yielded a more expansive open layout as well as a full-width glass-walled extension, affording an easy flow and optimal stream of light, at a premier address in the Park Slope Historic District.
The exquisitely detailed, impeccably preserved original façade sets the tone of elegance and invites you to a one-of-a-kind living experience. Up the exterior steps awaits a generous 60’ deep parlor floor for entertaining, boasting high ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, tasteful moldings & a fireplace. A lovely living area spills into the open dining room, with a wonderful chef’s kitchen and serene lower sunroom beyond. Cook’s quarters are well-appointed with honed Carrara marble counters, a huge island with seating, abundant storage, a Lacanche range below a hand-forged antiqued brass hood, concealed refrigerator & pantry, and a built-in antique breakfront.
Floating stairs descend to the light-bathed solarium sitting area with a fireplace that overlooks and accesses the spacious planted rear garden for outdoor hosting and enjoyment, as well as casual living, dining, and play areas. This level, with its own separate entrance, big entry hall closet, and beneath-the-stoop storage, also features a kitchenette with a wine fridge, walk-in closets, and a comfortable guest suite with a full bath.
The third level is reserved for the primary retreat presenting a peaceful bedroom with a southern wall of windows, a private garden-facing patio, custom closets, and a dressing area. The luxurious spa-like bath indulges you with heated floors, a chic elongated dual sink vanity, an oversized glass-enclosed sky-lit shower, and a private toilet room. Additionally on this floor is another living room, and a handsome office enriched by a wood-burning fireplace and walnut built-ins.
Two bedrooms reside on the top story, both with walk-in closets, sharing a sky-lit bath/shower wet area with separate commode rooms with toilets and sinks on either side. The generous hall brightened by a large front window serves as a charming reading nook. On this floor as well as a conveniently located laundry room equipped with 2 sets of washers & dryers. The full basement features a workout area, rec/play space, loads of storage, and mechanical rooms. The home includes 4-zone central A/C plus fully fitted AV & Lutron solutions, allowing for whole-house automation across shades, lights & HVAC. AND a deeded parking space is available (not included in the sale price) right nearby.
This 4,200 sq ft gem is ideally positioned in prime Park Slope moments to Prospect Park and the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket. Also, close by are the Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Museum, Botanic Garden, shops, multiple subway lines, and eateries including those along vibrant 7th Avenue.