Built in 1873 by Edmund Kingsland, 34 7th Avenue is a beautiful 4,000 square foot brownstone in the heart of North Park Slope, between Sterling Place and St. Johns Place. According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, 34 7th Avenue is one of the first Neo-Grec townhouses built in Park Slope. The current owner has been a dutiful steward of this historic home for 44 years, and has meticulously maintained its original character for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Originally built as a single-family home on a grand scale, 34 7th Avenue is currently configured as a legal 4-family building, and will be delivered vacant. This handsome townhouse sits on an extra long lot that stretches 111 feet deep, as compared with the 90-foot depth of its neighbors, and is graced with a luxuriously deep backyard.
Coming home to 34 7th Avenue, you'll walk up a tall stoop that sits high up off the street, and through beautifully ornate wrought iron and glass doors. Arriving on the parlor floor, where the ceilings soar 12-feet high, feels like stepping back in time to Brooklyn's Gilded Age. Original details abound on all four floors, including the original newel post and staircase, intricately carved walnut woodwork, parquet flooring, magnificent pocket doors, plaster medallions, crown and soffit moldings, tin ceilings, wainscotting, and seven gorgeously crafted fireplace mantles. Everything here was designed with special care; even the brass door hinges are works of art. Over-sized east-west facing windows and a large oculus skylight at the top of the stairs bathe the entire house in sunlight from dawn to dusk.
There are four kitchens, five bathrooms, six bedrooms, and limitless options to make this the Brooklyn townhouse of your dreams. Pending approval from the Landmarks Commission, there's the potential to make this grand townhouse even grander with an extension into your deep backyard, and a large deck off the parlor floor.
The cellar at 34 7th Avenue is suffused with natural light from a large lightwell to the yard. Stately brick arches are a testament to the quality craftsmanship that runs throughout the building and add character to this space, which is ready for use as a recreation room, den, or office.
The backyard of 34 7th Avenue is a wonderfully tranquil oasis from the bustle of Brooklyn and a great place to put your green thumb to good use. You'll want to explore and linger in this rare space, thanks to its unusual depth, beautiful plantings and trees, and the cinematically stunning backdrop of St. John's Church, with its stained glass, rusticated brownstone blocks, and gabled slate roof.
34 7th Avenue is close to the best of Park Slope's restaurants, shopping, and other amenities. Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, The Farmer's Market, the 2/3 subway, and many other transportation options are all very close by for a quick commute to Manhattan and the rest of Brooklyn. Come see this quintessential historic brownstone and make it the backdrop for your life in Brooklyn.