Updated 18 hours ago
In contract
Park Slope, Brooklyn | 7th Ave & 8th Ave
11 Rooms5 Beds3.5 Baths3,800 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts3 / 2
Lot Size18'x90'
Built Size18'x50'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$10,080
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard

Property Description

Built in 1889 by James C. Jewett and architect Albert E. White, 903 Union Street is beautifully designed with a combination of Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne styles. This historic home sits in the middle of a tree-lined block between 7th and 8th Avenue, in the Landmark District of North Park Slope. Special care has been taken over the years to retain much of this brownstone’s original historic detail and character. 903 Union Street exudes the grandeur of a bygone era, with large windows, expansive sun-lit rooms, and soaring ceilings. With four floors and a full cellar, there’s lots of room to spread out here. There are five bedrooms, three full baths, one half bath, three fireplaces, and a verdant landscaped backyard. This legal two-family townhouse is configured as a single-family. Coming home to 903 Union Street, you’ll walk up a tall boxed stoop with large obelisk-like newels and through double-leaf doors with ribbon sidelights and button lenses. Arriving on the parlor floor, where the ceilings soar 11 feet high, feels like stepping back in time. Original details abound including intricately carved woodwork, pocket doors, and the original staircase. South facing windows in the front parlor bring sunlight deep into the house. A beautifully carved fireplace mantle features decorative tile surrounding a cast-iron ornamental fireplace mantel and a fire door with an Egyptian-inspired figure in bas-relief. The rear parlor spans the full width of the house, features a bay with three large windows, and feels wonderfully spacious. The parlor floor also includes a full bath with a retro-ambiance. Upstairs there are five sunny bedrooms and two full baths. The absence of a building directly across the street means that the south-facing front bedrooms feel particularly light and airy. Downstairs, the garden level features a living room with an exposed brick wall and a large decorative window surround that frames a view of the front garden. The kitchen is designed in a neo-traditional style and opens up to a bay with three windows. Stepping out to the backyard, you’ll find a quiet and sunny oasis from the bustle of Brooklyn, with trees, shrubs, and flagstone pavers. 903 Union Street is close to the best of Park Slope’s restaurants, shopping, and other amenities. Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, The Farmer’s Market, the 2/3 subway, and many other transportation options are all very close by. Come see this quintessential historic brownstone and make it your own.

Listing History

Contract Signed by Paul Murphy
Initial Price by Paul Murphy

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1899
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Transit and Citi Bike


Grand Army Plaza
0.16 miles
7 Av
0.23 miles
Bergen St
0.48 miles

Citi Bike

Berkeley Pl & 7 Ave
0.12 miles
Plaza St West & Flatbush Ave
0.15 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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