Condo pick of the week

A luxuriously renovated Park Slope condo in a historic building

By Donna M. Airoldi | June 14, 2018 - 10:00AM 

The building underwent a restoration and renovation in 2017.


If you like prewar, historic buildings with modern interiors and don’t mind a fourth-floor walk up, this could be the condo for you. The top-floor apartment, located at 539 Fourth St., is in a landmarked building within the Park Slope Historic District. It was originally designed in 1905 by architect Thomas Bennet, who was known for designing several Brooklyn apartment buildings, including ones on Third Street in Park Slope and row houses in Sunset Park. Apartment 4R, with three bedrooms and three baths, is listed for $1,924,000.

A developer purchased the building and restored and renovated it in 2017. All eight units were given a complete upgrade, while retaining the building’s original details, including the balustrades, newel post ornamentations, and the facade.

The apartment has 10.5-foot ceilings, and comes with private space on the roof as well as a storage space on the “amenity level.”

The open kitchen features gray cabinetry and a pantry, stone counters, professional Thermador and Bosch stainless steel appliances, and a Bosch washer/dryer. Gleaming gold hardware contrasts with the gray color scheme.

Off the living room is a windowed space ideal for a home office.

The bedrooms are all in a row down a long hallway. The master has a walk-in closet and en-suite bath.

Both baths have Bianco Carrara marble wall and shower tiles and custom oak vanities with Carrara marble tops. The master bath has a marble walk-in shower and radiant heated flooring.

The second bath features a soaking tub and hand shower.

The marble-clad lobby has been outfitted with a virtual doorman. Building amenities include a children’s playroom and bicycle storage. Common charges are $502 a month; real estate taxes are $851 a month. Four of the apartments in the building have sold so far, says the listing agent.

The building is down the block from Prospect Park. The nearest subway is the F and G five blocks away at Eighth Avenue and Ninth Street.


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