Updated 15 hours ago
Park Slope, Brooklyn | 8th Ave & Prospect Park West
12.5 Rooms5 Beds2.5 Baths2,955 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts3 / 1
Lot Size17'x100'
Built Size17'x51'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$11,988
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls

Outdoor space and views

  • Patio
  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Garden

Property Description

EVERY ONCE IN A LONG WHILE, a special property like this one comes to market. With exquisite bones and perfect proportions, this is the historic Park Slope townhouse that you've been waiting for to call your own. Welcome to 583 5th Street, a three-story, legal one-family home stationed on the north side of 5th Street, one of Park Slope's most magical park blocks. Beautifully maintained by the same family for close to 40 years, this landmark limestone is brimming with historic architectural details including inlaid parquet floors, pier mirrors, six unique fireplace mantels, pocket doors, built-in cabinetry and shelving, five panel interior doors, and plaster relief and ceiling medallions in pristine condition.

Built in 1907 and designed by renowned Brooklyn architect, Axel S. Hedman, this curved bay front residence begins with a few steps up to a front south-facing terrace and an entrance that leads into a large vestibule and foyer. There's a sunny front parlor with a grand pier mirror, a center parlor with built-in cabinetry and a convenient half bath, a formal dining room with a coffered ceiling and oak wainscotting, and a sweet kitchen extension and pantry in the rear that looks out onto a private garden with a wonderful slate patio. Take the stairs up to the second floor where you'll find two enormous and bright bedrooms with dressing areas and original marble sinks, a full hall bath, and plenty of closet space. The top floor features a lovely skylight at the top of the stair hall, three additional bedrooms, another full bath, and a great walk-in closet.

The newly renovated English basement features a private entrance from the street and is currently used as a professional home office space with three private offices - and can easily lend itself to also being used as a personal gym or recreation space. The basement level also features high ceilings, split system AC and heating units throughout for maximum comfort, two half baths, and a large laundry and storage room in the rear.

This turn of the century treasure is a rare opportunity with a location that just can't be beat - with amazing proximity to majestic Prospect Park, including the open-air events at the Bandshell, great Park Slope school options, the Saturday farmer's market at Grand Army Plaza, and every amenity imaginable all within walking distance. 583 5th Street presents lifestyle options that make this property a truly exciting prospect!

Listing History

Initial Price by Marie Parker

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1899
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Transit and Citi Bike


7 Av
0.26 miles

Citi Bike

3 St & Prospect Park West
0.12 miles
Prospect Park West & 8 St
0.18 miles
6 St & 7 Ave
0.22 miles

Park Slope | Brooklyn

Quick Profile

Boasting beautiful tree-lined streets, brownstones and a range of activities for all age groups, Park Slope is consistently ranked as one of New York’s most desirable neighborhoods. Filled with lush parks and greenery, the neighborhood is also known for its rare combination of excellent public schools, award-winning restaurants, nightlife, small independently owned businesses and community gardens.

Situated at the western slope of Prospect Park, the neighborhood is divided into different sections: North Slope, Center Slope and South Slope. Depending on who you ask, of course, the definitions of where these borders end and begin may vary (is the divide between North and Center deemed Union Street, Garfield Place, 1st Street or 3rd Street? The one between Center and South 6th Street, 9th Street, 11th Street or 15th Street?). 

Regardless of what part of the Slope you find yourself on, there’s no shortage of architectural beauty. From row houses to brownstones to mansions, the idyllic setting of the neighborhood is further enhanced by its Romanesque and Renaissance Revival styles. Case in point of this is also two of the area’s most well-known churches, Park Slope United Methodist Church and Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church. 

Revered for its family-friendly appeal, Park Slope is often regarded as one of the best places to raise a family in New York City. That said, it doesn’t mean that parents don’t know how to have a good time... a slew of bars constantly opening in the neighborhood ranging from the high-end cocktail saloon to the dive (well, by Park Slope standards, anyway). 

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