17 Prospect Park West – one of New York City’s most spectacular homes – has hit the market for $12.25M with Lindsay Barton Barrett of Douglas Elliman. Architecture and history lovers alike will adore this turn-of-the-century limestone mansion that was built in 1899.
17 Prospect Park West was designed by renowned architect Montrose W. Morris, an under-the-radar architect who is responsible for the charming landscape of Brooklyn. Situated on the corner of Prospect Park West and Carroll Street, original details include stained glass windows, mahogany columns, herringbone floors, delicately carved mantels, and five working gas fireplaces. The sun-filled home is 25′ wide with stately proportions throughout.
The extraordinary residence is finished with modern details and every of-the-moment amenity.
The parlor features soaring coffered ceilings and carved wood details. A corner living room that overlooks Prospect Park, features a working gas fireplace and onyx mantel. The perfect place for dinner parties is a stunning formal dining room with fireplace, a built-in china cabinet and a corner vitrine. A major plus for entertaining is a gorgeous butler’s pantry with hammered copper countertops, storage, sink and dishwasher.
The garden level is home to an incredible kitchen with handcrafted cabinetry, a massive center marble island beneath a Lindsey Adelman chandelier, top-of-the-line appliances including glass-fronted Subzero fridge, 48″ La Cornue range, two dishwashers, and a convenient tucked away pantry. There is a cozy sitting area centered around the fireplace, looking out into the home’s gated garden. A 600-bottle wine cellar is tucked under the home’s stoop, both a visual and functional gem.
The master bedroom has soundproof windows and faces onto the green canopy of Prospect Park. A dressing room of birdseye maple with stained glass and marble counter sits in the middle of this floor. The second bedroom on this floor is equally gracious as the first and like the master, also has a working gas fireplace. The bathroom is chic and lush with a massive glass shower stall. Getting ready here might be the highlight of the night!
The children’s floor has two enormous bedrooms and a sunny library with original casement windows and cushioned bench. The front bedroom has a stone planting balcony facing Prospect Park. The bathroom ifeatures double sinks and a massive tub.
The top floor of the house boasts three additional rooms. One room is built with a hidden kitchenette that folds away and A/V storage rooms. The central/media room has an enormous storage closet, and the last, the ideal guest room adjacent to a classically finished bath with claw-foot tub. A dumbwaiter travels from garden to 4th floor.