Picture yourself at home in this beautiful south-facing brownstone at 181 St Johns Street in ParkSlope. With soaring ceiling heights, streaming natural light, and incredible decorative detail throughout, this 20’ wide four-story brownstone is ready for you to add your story to its long and rich history.
Take a moment to admire the grand entry door at the top of the classic Brooklyn stoop before entering the parlor floor with nearly 12’ ceilings and oversized south-facing bay windows. The house features seven gorgeous decorative fireplaces, including the dramatic decorative hearth anchoring the grand living room with a pier mantle mirror above. The detailed millwork and moldings throughout the parlor is pristine, down to the door hinges and pocket doors, as are the dark stained herringbone wood floors. This room is perfect both for entertaining and those quiet moments just for yourself admiring the resplendent red maple in the front yard.
The kitchen and dining room are nicely proportioned, with the kitchen island and appliances in all the right places. Bring your cutlery or your imagination, as it’s ready to use as-is or could be very easily upgraded. A powder room could be added on the parlor floor as well. From the kitchen, step out onto the steel back deck overlooking the bountiful landscaped garden featuring another vibrant maple tree and a tall, graceful birch. You’ll easily forget that Flatbush Avenue and the B/Q/2/3 trains to Manhattan are literally around the corner.
Continuing upstairs, you’ll find the king-size primary bedroom: a heaven on earth that you won’t want to leave. South-facing with over 10’ ceilings, decorative moldings, the same dark-stained herringbone wood floors, a gorgeous decorative stone fireplace, and a cherry-wood walk-through custom closet. At the rear of this floor is another sunny room that could serve any number of purposes. Use it as another bedroom, a den, music room, yoga studio, home office, or a playroom. The sky’s the limit. The windowed bathroom on this floor can easily be remodeled into a sunny 4-piece bathroom with a double vanity.
The sunny fourth level of the house features particularly high ceilings for a top floor, especially at the south facing front of the house where you’ll find one oversized, carpeted bedroom, and a smaller bedroom with a closet that could also serve any of numerous uses. A storage closet in the hall provides access to the newly resurfaced roof. The spacious rear bedroom with masonite flooring is a nurturing space, currently used as an artist’s studio. The bathroom, which doubles as a laundry room, features a vintage look.
The garden level is currently used as a 1 bedroom, 1 bath rental, with fantastic, highly-qualified tenants on a free-market lease through the end of August. It can easily be combined into the rest of the house via an internal stairwell which also currently provides access for both units to the sub-cellar which has over 8’ ceiling heights. In the basement you’ll find that electric service to the house has been upgraded, the furnace and hot water heater are in excellent condition, and brick arch supports give the house a solid structural foundation.
And then there’s the location, on beautiful Saint Johns Place just above 7th Avenue. The City has just upgraded the infrastructure under the street, and you’re just around the corner from so many great offerings on 7th Avenue, Flatbush, and Vanderbilt Avenue. Fantastic restaurants like Olmstead, Fausto, Faun, Bar Basic, Ramen Danbo, and Sofreh are all within 3 or 4 blocks. It’s just over 1 block to Grand Army Plaza, with Prospect Park just after, and you can skip the subway if you’re headed to Barclays Center for a concert or a game only 0.5 miles away.
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