Built just before 1900, this Romanesque Revival townhouse underwent a two-and-a-half year renovation, expanding its footprint and updating its amenities. The renovation, undertaken by owners who expected to live in the house for the rest of their lives, offsets original detail with modern elements for an exquisite overall effect. Legally a two family building, 857 Carroll Street includes a generous outdoor space and a self contained apartment on its garden level.
Entering the parlor level, you are greeted by a grand formal living room, featuring a wood burning fireplace with a handmade Moroccan tile surround and a custom built daybed containing concealed Sonos speakers. Next is the landing, where the original hand carved wood staircase beckons you to the upper levels, while the kitchen and dining room call you further in. A discreet powder room is tucked away near the foot of the stairs.
The pi ce de r sistance of the house is the juxtaposition of the large dining area, with its original dado paneling and cabinetry, coffered ceiling and hand painted wallpaper, and the kitchen, which took its design cues from Stanely Kubrick's masterpiece, 2001. The kitchen has custom cabinetry, a built-in Sonos sound system, ...
Park Slope, with its tree-lined streets and immaculate brownstones, has a small-town feel and social cohesion that’s unusual in the city.
It’s a place where activities for children are unending, shopkeepers know their customers and people stop in the street to chat. Even as the park-side homes are buffed to a high polish, the area still offers a variety of experience: There are scores of restaurants and bars; a diverse retail sector; multiple Farmer’s Markets, including Grand Army Plaza’s; and Prospect Park with its fantastic bandshell, baseball fields, zoo, botanic ... read more