For residents who appreciate original detail and have the means to renovate, this top floor sponsored unit, full of original features, has the potential to become a special home with many rare attributes.
On the plus side: Top floor perch with Beaucoup original details, unusually large footprint, 2 bathrooms, 3 exposures and roof rights. OTOH, it’s a 4 story walkup and needs a major renovation.
Built in 1909 at 563 8th Avenue in the Park Slope Historic District, this 1909 apartment complex is now an 8-unit apartment complex. Part of a row of five buildings near Prospect Park, this building is a Beaux Arts confection of pale brick and limestone, with two rounded bays and a rustic stone base. Flippery includes exaggerated keystones, a dramatic entrance with massive ivory-topped Doric columns, and equally impressive cornices and stained glass.
The unit faces the foyer. Its seven rooms include a double parlor in the front, two bedrooms large enough for a queen bed in the middle, and a dining room, kitchen and office in the back. (The latter also serves as the third bedroom.)
Plaster walls, high ceilings, moldings, siding, picture rails everywhere and looks in good condition except for a few holes that need patching. The spacious double parlor has three windows on the front and his fourth window on the other side. A wide doorway separates the two rooms. The dining room is large and inviting, with coffered ceilings and niches, but no more cylindrical wood mantels, high paneling, or built-in sideboards. Old list for another unit.
Parquet floors with inlaid edging need repair and refinishing, including replacement of one bedroom and office. It looks like the electrical and plumbing needs to be updated as well as the kitchen and bathroom.
However, the kitchen has original built-ins and washer/dryer, and the main bathroom has an original sink, Edwardian wall tiles, and a claw-foot tub that has already had a lot of work done. The latter appears to have solid asbestos tile floors. Period-appropriate hextiles Or covered with marmoleum. The small bathroom has space to add a sink and shower, as do the other units in the building.
The unit has four closets, with more room in the dining room, bedroom, and office.Additional cage storage and bike storage are located within the building.
The monthly maintenance fee is $1,020. The apartment, listed by Elizabeth Kohen of Garfield Realty Corp., is asking for $1.225 million. What do you think?