Your chance to own a piece of history: Carroll Street.
The anchor house in a group of five designed by renowned Brooklyn architect William Tubby, 864 Carroll was built in 1887 as the epitome of the Queen Anne style, imagined by an architect at the height of his illustrious career. The five houses (864-872 Carroll St) in the heart of Park Slope's "Gold Coast" were designed to look to passersby as one large Elizabethan Mansion, showing all the hallmarks of American Queen Anne architecture: Red Brick facades over Rusticated Brownstone bases, custom wrought iron work, slate & terra cotta tile, Roman Arch entrances and sunburst patterns are all on display.
Though designed as a whole, each home has its own unique character touches, with 864 Carroll having the most details of them all. 864 features one of two eyebrow dormer windows peeking out from the attic and the only prominent Oriel Bow window projecting away from the Grand Study, providing panoramic views of the surrounding architecture and foliage. Using a central Winder staircase, Tubby created a sprawling, open floorplan on the Parlor floor that is the goal of Brownstone Brooklyn buyers today.
The second floor features a large study in the front of the house, an expansive bedroom in the back and the first of your two full baths. Tubby was ahead of his time when it came to using light: he incorporated not only the 16 square foot stained glass skylight over the stairwell, he also brought a light shaft down to the second floor, ending in a skylight in the 2nd floor bathroom, with a window in the third floor bath. All the bedrooms have large closets. All the bedrooms have their original 5 panel doors.
And on the third floor, behind a small door, up a hidden, L-shaped staircase, lies the real topper: a classic attic with quirky windows (the eyebrow is here) that create living landscape portraits.
A unique opportunity to own a piece of Brooklyn heritage, call today for a personal showing.