Project Description

Located a short walk from Prospect Park, this property located on Polhemus Place is a magnificent Renaissance Revival single-family home on one of the most desirable blocks in Brooklyn.  The 4,524 square foot limestone residence was among the first to be built in the surrounding Park Slope neighbourhood, and upon purchase, the interior of the property retained many of its intricate original details, including pier mirrors, marble fireplaces, and stained glass windows.

This stunning property offered the Dixon Projects team the opportunity to add state-of-the-art modern amenities to an unparalleled townhome filled with old-world charm.  The team began the renovation by restoring the limestone façade and its distinctive copper details, as well as refurbishing the existing front entry door.  Inside the home, the team painstakingly restored every salvageable original detail, from the ornate woodwork to the unique wainscoting.

Using the neighbouring homes for reference, the team was able to select all new fixtures and finishes that matched the home’s original period, which helped to preserve its highly coveted historic feel.  The layout was reworked to include 4 bedrooms and 4.5 high-end bathrooms, as well as a recreation and lounge area in the English basement and a terrace area off of the third level.  Finally, the kitchen was modernised to incorporate high-end custom cabinetry and appliances, which perfectly juxtapose the historic details throughout the grand residence.

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