267 6th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215 Historic Townhome in Park Slope
Situated at the pristine, tree-lined intersection of Sixth Avenue and Garfield Place in Park Slope, 267 Sixth Avenue is the one of rarest and most exquisite townhomes in all of Brooklyn.
Built in the 1870’s, this spectacular residence has had only four previous owners in well over a century. Most notably, 267 6th avenue is the former home of the Swedish American Athletic Club, a glorious and perfectly preserved legacy that lends a touch of nostalgia to the current format as a 5,400-square foot owner’s triplex over a 1,800-square foot 3-BR rental.
With the home’s immense footprint spanning the entire 20’ by 90’ lot, the expanse of the parlor level immediately engages visitors, while ornate, 11-ft tin ceilings, tin walls, plaster molding, and a square grand piano speak of opulence. Perfect for entertaining, this grand salon once hosted boxing matches, ballroom dances and 100-person dinners. And yet the parlor is not without cozy enclaves, such as a sun-filled bay window just off the sitting room.
Upstairs a sprawling lounge features a 15’ foot cherry-wood bar outfitted with custom cabinets and adorned with club memorabilia such as boxing gloves, javelins, and photos of former members. Also gracing the 2nd floor is the master bedroom, complete with a glass trophy case repurposed to display the owner’s book collection. A combination of an immense 25-ft walk-in closet along with hand crafted lockers, once the domain of club executives, provides ample storage.
The residence’s top floor features a sprawling chef’s kitchen with three pantries. Two additional bedrooms, living room, dining room, and library are all sun-filled thanks to northern, southern and western exposure as well as five skylights. There is a full bath and a laundry area. Plans have been filed to install a modern roof deck.
Anchoring the corner of two beautiful tree-lined streets, boasting 63 windows and a bowling alley in the lower level, it’s no surprise that the house was twice featured in the annual Park Slope House Tour, has been featured in the New York Times Real Estate section and a video segment on Channel 7 news.
In the heart of Park Slope, this prestigious home is within blocks of Brooklyn’s vibrant commercial corridors filled with myriad restaurants, gourmet shops, cafes and boutiques, as well as Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, Botanical Gardens, and major subway lines for easy transportation to Manhattan and within the borough.
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