Your heart will skip a beat for this one of a kind, Arts and Crafts Masterpiece on Park Slope's most beautiful block.
606A 3rd Street is a rare and unique offering, an impeccable condo 3BR/2.5BA duplex in an early 20th century townhouse with separate entry, deeded storage, and three private outdoor spaces. Imbued with authentic style and taste, the home is a perfect harmony of lovingly restored and preserved architectural detail met with modern conveniences, such a split-system a/c, and fully custom design and finishes. No detail overlooked, this layered home has the undeniable 'je ne sais quoi' with understated surprises and charm at every turn.
Upon private entry, one easy flight up and you find yourself in the main artery of the home: at the landing of the original Arts & Crafts central staircase with square Newel posts and cascading light from the skylight above. At this entry landing, you are greeted with the first glimpse of the inspired style of living and whimsy of this home with a floor to ceiling built-in bookcase concealing powder room and coat closet behind hidden doors.
The warm and inviting living room spans nearly 20ft and centers on a three-windowed bay with leaded-glass upper sash and window bench seating with open North sky and tree top view of 3rd Street. This room also features plaster cove ceilings, custom built-ins, and a wood-burning fireplace with original wooden surround and mantel. Through the central stair landing to the rear of the house, is the impressive dining room - perfect for entertaining, hosting dinner parties and holidays galore - this large room easily accommodates seating for 12. Highlighted by double French casement windows looking south over the rear garden, a plaster cove ceiling, handsome wainscoting and custom cabinetry housing a gas fireplace with vintage Moroccan tile surround.
Just off the dining room in the rear extension of the home is the double exposure chef's eat-in kitchen, continuously bathed in a natural glow with south and west light through custom casement windows. The kitchen is a designer's dream, with a plethora of storage and honed Calacatta countertops, custom Shaker-style cabinetry, six burner stove with vented hood range, radiant heat floor, and a piped gas grill on the double casement door balcony just off the rear of the kitchen.
With a vast breadth of space and soulful coziness of a home, the duplex layout allows for a clear distinction between social and sleeping spaces. The upper floor hosts the two secondary bedrooms, a secondary bath, primary bedroom with ensuite bath and another private outdoor space. Each queen-sized and well proportioned, the secondary bedrooms have a distinct and charming window nooks afforded by the distinct dormer windows on the upper facade. The secondary bath, which houses a vented washer and dryer, has a contemporary clawfoot tub and is bathed in light from a skylight above. The full width primary bedroom epitomizes the authentic and sumptuous style of this home - with wall-to-wall custom built-in closets painted in a gorgeous silver sage, classic deGournay wallcoverings, double french casement windows open to south sky above, and the third fireplace holds the room together with warmth and romance. The windowed en-suite primary bathroom, with radiant heat floor, marble finishes and step down spa shower, opens onto a private and enchanting large terrace with different varietals of falling wisteria trellised above. Finally, the home is topped off with the entirety of roof rights accessed through existing bulkhead, awaiting your own design and buildout to create the third outdoor space with harbor and skyline views.
Built in 1910, a sanctuary perched above the canopied treetops of 3rd Street, with its stately homes with generous setbacks in perfectly picturesque and bucolic Park Slope just a half block from Prospect Park. Truly a piece of European countryside in the city.