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131 Garfield Place

Park Slope, Brooklyn | 5th Ave & 6th Ave

7 Rooms3 Beds3 Baths1,920 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts3 / 2
Lot Size16'x114'
Built Size16'x40'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$6,430
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard [62'x16']
  • Frontyard [15'x16']
  • Garden Views

Building Amenities

  • Garden

Property Description for 131 Garfield Place

Welcome to 131 Garfield Place - a well cared for two family brownstone with an extra deep lot on one of Center Park Slope's most sought after tree lined blocks! The home has been well cared for and has had many updates throughout the years including a full renovation of the top two floors from 2001 to 2003 including new electrical and plumbing throughout, new stairs, and kitchens and baths. In addition, the facade and stoop were redone around 2014, as were as was the roof, and the windows date from around 2010. At the same time the home has retained numerous original details as well, including the original front doors, and the original curved banister and newel post.

The home is currently configured as an owner's duplex over a garden rental. In the current set up the owners have created an open concept living area on the top floor to take advantage of the full width and depth of the home. Gracious sycamore views from the three front windows and sunny garden views from the back are sure to delight, as is the beautiful breeze passing through the space. This level also features a full bathroom and a well sized windowed kitchen with a full pantry and dishwasher. One floor below, on the parlor level, are a front and back bedroom with a large walk in closet between the two. The back bedroom features an open concept bathroom with a spa like whirlpool bath and vanity and an enclosed W/C. Enjoy as is, or easily reconfigure to create a fully enclosed bathroom should you prefer. On the first floor one finds the garden rental with it's own entrance under the stoop and an extension offering ample space for the kitchen and access to the garden beyond.

The back yard is a stunning oasis, filled with mature Rhododendrons, Hydrangeas, Hostas and Ivy. The lot is 114 deep, offering an additional 14 feet more than most yards in Brooklyn, and plenty of room for your next BBQ, or to try out your green thumb! The extra space also means you have more buildable sqft left (1688 to be exact) should you wish to build an rear extension on one or more floors, and/or an entire 4th floor. addition. The possibilities abound with this property - use as is, flip the owners duplex to create a parlor floor living/dining kitchen with a deck leading to the garden below and three beds & two baths on the top floor (see the attached alternate floorplan), use the entire home as a grand single family, or add on to maximize your return on investment!

As for location, the block was recently voted one of the greenest blocks in Brooklyn, and is about as picturesque as they come! You are one block from all of the offerings of 5th Avenue, including open Streets on Saturdays and the Farmer's market on Sundays. Neighborhood favorites abound, with Michelin recommended AiDiLa and Haenyeo just a block away, and 5th Avenue favorites such as Buttermilk bakeshop, Commissioner, Negril, Hi Dive, Fjord Fish Market, Kos Kaffe, Brooklyn Burgers and Beers, Calexico, Bonnie's Grill, Naruto Ramen, Petite Dumpling, DOP Pizza, Two Boots, Terrace Diner, La Villa, Velvette Brew all within two blocks. And don't forget, 7th Avenue is also just a block away featuring Hungry Ghost, Teo's Ice Cream, Pinkberry, Bar Vinzano, Da Nonna Rosa, Bareburger, and Showroom Bakehouse to name a few. Conveniences such as Key Foods, Little Things Toy Shop, The Park Slope Food Coop, Neergaard Pharmacy and Union Market are all within 3 blocks as is JJ Byrne Playground, the Old Stone House, and the Dog Run and Sport Fields of Washington Park, and of course, the glories of Prospect Park are a mere 3 Avenues as well, with access right at Garfield Place! The home is currently zoned for PS 321.

Listing History for 131 Garfield Place

Initial Price by Bridget Applegate

Building Details for 131 Garfield Place

Building TypeTownhouse
Year Built1901
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Union St
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7 Av
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Grand Army Plaza
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4 Av-9 St
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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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