158 Saint Johns Place

1st Floor | The first floor has been opened up in to the wonderful, lofty heart of this home. Its incomparable oversized chef’s kitchen is the home’s centerpiece. It is gorgeous. Designed by a chef/owner, it is also highly functional. There are long expanses of Carerra marble counters and custom wooden cabinetry. The stainless steel appliances are all top of the line. They include an enormous Viking stove with 2 ovens, 4 burners, and a large griddle, three under counter refrigerators and freezer, a Miele dishwasher and a built-in ice maker. One section of the kitchen counter top is extended with room for stools underneath. The kitchen opens up on to a dining area. It is between a marble clad, woodburning fireplace (one of five in the home) and a triple bay window. The rear of this floor is used as a family room. It has large sliding glass doors that open on to a pretty rear yard with perennial plantings and a large bluestone patio. This floor also has a half bathroom. The den is in the rear extension.

Parlor Floor | The parlor floor is exquisite. There are double sets of original doors that open on to an impressively detailed staircase. Enormous double-doors lead you to a large, grand parlor living room. Its triple-bay windows look out on to a bucolic and historic streetscape. The rear of the parlor is devoted to a lovely dining room, with beautiful built-ins and original detail throughout. There is an auxiliary kitchen with marble floors, white cabinetry, stainless steel counters, and top of the line stainless appliances. A half bath is located on the rear of this floor as well. There are two woodburning fireplaces in the parlor with gorgeous original mantles.

Third Floor | This floor is used as a luxurious master bedroom suite. The master bedroom extends the full width of the home. It has beautiful plasterwork, a woodburning fireplace and a deep, cast-iron tub set in the midst of the triple bay windows. The master bathroom is stunning. It has a large, custom-built, glass enclosed steam shower, stone floors, and built-in storage closets. The rear room on this floor is equally spacious, with lovely details and a woodburning fireplace. It is south facing and sun-drenched. Currently used as a home office, but could easily be used as a 5th bedroom if desired.

4th Floor | The top floor has an oversized bedroom in the front with a triple bay window. The rear bedroom is south-facing and sunny. It has its own renovated, en-suite bath with lovely tilework. There is a 3rd bedroom on this floor as well. The large 2nd top-floor bathroom is connected en suite to the front bedroom and also accessible from the hallway. Skylights allow abundant sunlight in to this bathroom and over the main stairwell. The laundry room is one of two dedicated laundry areas in the home with utility sinks.

Basement and Mechanicals | The basement level is a delight. Modern glass brick sits in place of the rear hatchway, letting in natural light that shimmers across its marble clad floor. There is a tucked away utility-sink and plenty of room for storage beside the laundry area. Mechanicals have been updated throughout this home. There is 4-zone central air conditioning connected to the Smart home system for easy remote access. There is also a video intercom system.

Location | All in all, a perfect home for fine living, with every detail thought out and beautifully executed. The location is wonderful as well. It is just a few blocks away from your choice of subways, near Prospect Park, great shops and restaurants in Park Slope, and a myriad number of school options.

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