Townhouse pick of the week

A South Slope townhouse for serious home chefs, for $1,495,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
May 7, 2019 - 9:00AM

The kitchen is stocked with a double-door Viking refrigerator; a six-burner Viking range with two ovens, and lots of cabinets and granite counter space.


Not everyone needs a townhouse with a serious chef's kitchen, but if you do, 417 18th St. in the South Slope/Windsor Terrace area of Brooklyn would be worth a look.

Listed for $1,495,000, the townhouse is a three bedroom, two bath with a finished basement. (Looks like the rec room area is being counted as a bedroom. The listing also says the townhouse is a two-family, which might also be taking that basement into account. Even if the certificate of occupancy for the building says it is a two-family, there's appears to be only one kitchen on the floor plan. Long story short: In its current form, there's no rental to help with your mortgage payment.)

But if that's not a deal-breaker, this place has a lot to offer, including southern exposure, high ceilings, and dark-stained hardwood floors. 

The parlor floor has an open plan living and dining area, the latter has a convenient wine fridge for chilling beverages. 

The kitchen is equipped with some serious appliances: A double-door Viking refrigerator; a six-burner, 36-inch Viking range with two ovens and griddle; a dishwasher. The space also features lots of granite countertops, cabinet space, and leads to a 55-foot-deep fenced yard.

The master bedroom has seven-foot-high double windows and a walk-in closet that is now being used as a nursery.

The second bedroom has a custom-designed closet. 

The cental bathroom on the second floor (note there isn't one on the first level) has a skylight, whirlpool spa bath and separate shower. 

The nicely-finished basement has large, double front windows and a separate entrance, as well as a full bath. 

A laundry area provides room for folding and storage. 

The townhouse features high efficiency air conditioning, a water filtration system, and security system; the mechanicals are said to be in good shape as well. 

The yard is landscaped with realistic-looking faux turf. At the far end of the lot is a bluestone patio with a pergola with seating. 


Located on a tree-lined street, the townhouse is also overlooking the Prospect Expressway (which might partially explain a recent $200,000 price cut). For what it's worth, this is an area with some of the best on-street parking in Brooklyn.) No car? The F and G trains are nearby at at 15th Street/Prospect Park and the area is well-served by buses on Seventh Avenue. Prospect Park is close by, and dining and shopping can be found along Seventh Avenue, Prospect Park West, and beyond. 


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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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