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540 2nd Street NY, Brooklyn
540 2nd Street NY, Brooklyn 11215
  • Beds 6
  • Baths 3.5
  • sq. ft 3,960
  • Status Sold
  • Year Built 1894

About This Property

Feel the original charms of this 4,000 sf+/-, 20' ft wide townhouse that has only had two owners since 1894. Never broken up into apartments it features everything that the Victorians expected: entryway pier mirrors; wainscotting throughout; pocket doors; 6 mantle pieces featuring, 3 decorative gas fireplaces, and a working wood-burning fireplace in the kitchen; bay windows featuring wooden shutters; stained glass transom windows; and high ceilings throughout.

Currently configured as an upper triplex with five bedrooms and two bathrooms; and a lower garden apartment--suitable for rental--with one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. This is your chance to live like the Victorians, or reimage the space for the 21st century.

The parlor floor boasts a grand foyer which opens on a 33-foot deep double parlour with intricate fretwork. The dining room has a floor to ceiling built-in china cabinet; mantle piece and decorative gas fireplace. The kitchen features black granite countertops; custom cabinetry; a ceiling fan; and a working wood-burning fireplace. A deck--accessed from the kitchen--overlooks the garden, and is perfect for coffee in the morning, or cocktails in the evening.

The third floor features two bedrooms. Both have walk-in closets; dedicated sink areas with marble countertops and backsplashes; decorative mantel pieces; built in hardwood cabinetry; and even the original voice tubes for summoning the butler or maid. The master bedroom, the largest room in the house, also features a decorative gas fireplace and the original gas sconces on the wall. The rear bedroom opens on a covered deck that allows you to enjoy the garden from above. The bathroom on this floor has a unique clawfoot bathtub with wood trim; wainscotting; hardwood parquet floors, and a sliding pocket door.

The fourth floor features three more bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms showcase similar dedicated sink areas with marble countertops and backsplashes as are found in the master bedroom; however, while the front bedroom contains the original mantle piece and gas sconces; the rear bedroom has been modernized with deep set lights and a floor to ceiling bespoke bookcase. The third bedroom would have originally been for staff, and it features a built-in "captain's bed" with lots of storage underneath and a walk-in closet. This floor also contains a utility room with washer and dryer; 3-skylights; and a complete Kohler black-porcelain bathroom.

The garden apartment was completed renovated in 2022 and was configured as a one bedroom luxury unit featuring a new stainless steel kitchen ensemble; Kohler jet bathtub (1.5 bathrooms); stackable washer/dryer; ample closet space and built-in cabinetry throughout; and exclusive access to the charming bricked garden in the rear.

Just one block away from Prospect Park, or shopping on 7th Ave, this property is as central to "Central Park Slope" as you can possibly get. Close proximity to the: Brooklyn Public Library; Brooklyn Botanic Gardens; Brooklyn Museum; Grand Army Plaza's weekend Farmer’s Market, and easy access to the 2, 3, B, Q, or F subway lines means that this location cannot be topped! It is even zoned for the highly desired PS 321 which is located less than a block away.

20' x 95' lot
20' x 45' building
Plus 11' extension on two floors
4 Stories plus basement
Built in 1889
Only Two Owners

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