Park Slope Kinko House Asks $4.9 Million

The early 20th century builders aimed for flattery in 1910 when pitching this house as “designed for persons of style and culture,” but they also addressed the sensible with a configuration that permitted for a little bit of rental money to assistance pay back the expenditures. In the Park Slope Historic District, 614 3rd Road is a single of a stretch of Kinko properties, every single built with two duplex units that presented “full separation and privacy.”

The property and its neighbors in the row were created by the Kings & Westchester Land Firm, which intended and built the to start with Kinko residences in 1905. The configuration was meant to address one of the misgivings some buyers experienced about properties with extra than just one device and apartment properties — privacy. With independent entrances to just about every apartment, the Kinko house provided “convenience, spaciousness, and privacy” for “small people who appreciate artistic households,” according to early ads for their residences.

Usually designed by architects Mann & MacNeill, Kinko household exteriors often nodded to the well known revival types of the time period with names like The Florentine Team and The Elizabethan Team indicating their inspiration. On 3rd Avenue, the architects rendered the English-influenced row with tapestry brick facades in “shades of fawn and brown,” but the identify, the Prospect Team, marked the significant area in the vicinity of Prospect Park. They opened for community inspection in early 1911, when Brooklyn Life documented the interiors had been cleverly developed for the place of furnishings and there was “unusual” closet house, a butler’s pantry, and an arrangement that put residing and bedroom areas on independent flooring. No. 614 was offered by the business to its 1st owner, William Hadwen Starbuck, in the fall of 1911.

It is continue to set up with two duplex models. Every single has dwelling, dining, kitchen area, and a powder room on the to start with amount and three bedrooms and a whole bathtub earlier mentioned. Both equally residences have missing the butler’s pantry in favor of renovated kitchens with white cabinets, tile flooring, dishwashers, and room for laundry. They also have some initial appeal with wood flooring and an initial stair given a coat of white paint.

The decreased duplex nevertheless has the dining home wainscoting observed in its authentic unpainted condition in aged listings for other properties together the highway. On the other hand, it is the residing place of the upper duplex that has the standout characteristic — an Arts and Crafts-style eco-friendly-tiled mantel with a tree-ornamented tile at its centre. A related mantel appears in an previous listing for at the very least 1 other household in the row.

A rear property with stone patio and some planting beds is available by means of the kitchen area of the reduced duplex.

Final sold in 2015 for $3.125 million, the home is currently on the market place with Alex Calabretta of Compass and is priced at $4.9 million. What do you imagine?

[Listing: 614 3rd Street | Broker: Compass] GMAP

living room with stair

dining room with wainscoting

dining room with wainscoting

kitchen with white cabinets and tile floor

laundry with cabinets

hall with wood floor

bedroom with wood floor and ceiling fixture

bathroom with art deco blue wall tile with pink border tile

stairs in duplex

living room with green tiled mantel

dining room with wood floor

kitchen with white cabinets and tile floor

stair in duplex

bedroom with wood floors and ceiling fixture

bathroom with white fixtures and wall tile

rear yard with stone patio and planting beds

brick facade of the house

floor plan of lower duplex

floorplan of upper duplex

Related Tales

Electronic mail [email protected] with even further feedback, questions or ideas. Follow Brownstoner on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.