It isn’t particularly spacious but this Park Slope one-bedroom does benefit from a private terrace that offers up a generous amount of outdoor space. There is also a rather fetching mix of 19th and 20th century details on the interior of this second floor unit, reflecting the history of the limestone row house in which it is located.
Set within the Park Slope Historic District, 296 Garfield Place was built by Peter Delany and advertised in 1899 as a recently completed house trimmed throughout with hardwood and the modern amenity of electric lights. In 1925 the house became the U.S. home of the Sudan Interior Mission, offering temporary housing to missionaries returning from or getting ready to head out to the field. A 1937 certificate of occupancy shows the mission house had 10 bedrooms along with an office, a parlor and a dining room held over from the original house and likely used to host the conferences and meetings hosted by the organization. The mission operated out of the house until at least the late 1940s. An I-card from 1953 shows the house was converted to a multiple dwelling with eight apartments and in the 1980s the building was converted to a co-op.
Some of the original 1890s details survive in this garden-facing unit, including a columned wood mantel with brass insert and the wood trim around the bay window of the living room. The center window of the bay has been switched out for a door leading to the terrace with wood decking and enough room for dining and a plethora of planters.
A Deco-era archway leads from the living room to the entry with a closet, the only one in the unit, and the adjoining, petite bedroom.
The kitchen has wood cabinets of the same 20th century vintage with a vented cabinet under the sink and a shelf with a bit of trim for knick-knacks. For a small kitchen, there is a fair amount of storage with a double row of upper cabinets.
A jadeite green bathroom is the final Deco touch, complete with a vintage tub and sink in the color. Trim tiles and accessories like the soap and toothbrush holder are also in green while the pinwheel pattern of the floor tile includes a dark green center. There’s also an era-appropriate medicine cabinet and lighting.
In addition to the private outdoor space with this unit the building is located less than a block away from the green oasis of Prospect Park. The listing notes it is a cat friendly, walk-up building with common laundry, storage and bike storage available. Maintenance fees for this unit are $620 a month.
It is listed with Michael Tannen of Corcoran and priced at $585,000. Worth the ask?