House Tour 2018

59th Annual Park Slope House Tour

General Information

The 2018 Park Slope House Tour, a self-guided walking tour organized by the Park Slope Civic Council, will take place Sunday, May 20, from 12 noon to 5:30 pm. Ticket-holders will receive a handsome illustrated brochure describing the history and interior of each home. Following the Tour at 6:00pm, there will be a lecture by local architect-historian Francis Morrone; house tour tickets are required.

Starting Point: Beginning at 12 noon on May 20, tickets will be sold, shoe covers will be available and House Tour brochures will be distributed at our starting point – Poly Prep Lower School, 50 Prospect Park West at 1st Street.

The House Tour funds the Park Slope Civic Council’s Grants Program. Your participation in the 2018 House Tour helps to ensure the funding of our 2019 grants, and for that we are most grateful.

Information for members of the public:
Email:  housetour@parkslopeciviccouncil.org

Sponsors

With deep appreciation, we thank the following for their generous contributions:

Brown Harris Stevens Brooklyn, LLC
100 Seventh Avenue

Brooklyn Solar Works
200 Sixth Street

The Corcoran Group
125 Seventh Avenue

Halstead Property
160 Seventh Avenue

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
154 Seventh Avenue

Tickets

Purchase Advance Tickets @ $25 online:
Tickets may be purchased on-line by clicking here.

NOTE: Please print out your receipt and bring it to our Starting Point on the day of the Tour, to exchange it for your ticket.

Purchase Advance Tickets @ $25 from Merchants and Realtors:
Beginning May 1 until close of business May 19, visit the following merchants:

Dwell Residential, 335 7th Avenue

Brown Harris Stevens, 100 7th Avenue

Dixon’s Bicycle Shop, 792 Union Street

Dizzy’s Diner, 511 9th Street

Ideal Properties Group, LLC, 78 7th Avenue

Zuzu’s Petals, 374 5th Avenue

City Roots Realty, 400 7th Avenue

Purchase Day of Tour Tickets @ $30:
Sold only at Poly Prep Lower School on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 12 noon.

Restrictions inside Tour homes:
No children under 10 with the exception of infants in front packs.
No smoking, food, or drinks.
No large backpacks.
No opening of closets, drawers or cabinets.
Shoes must be removed or shoe covers put on.
No photos or videos of any kind. No use of any electronic or digital equipment inside homes.

 

Homes on This Year’s Tour

Below are descriptions of a few of the homes on the House Tour, along with photos.

Photo by Jacob Snavely

This beautiful home is one of a pair of houses designed by the Brooklyn architectural firm of Chappell & Bosworth in 1911. Upon entering, a stairway from the spacious foyer leads to the parlor floor, which features beautiful moldings, quarter sawn oak floors, leaded glass windows and a built-in settee at the base of the stairway. Custom wallpaper adorns one wall. The dining room has a coffered ceiling, high mahogany wainscotting, built-in china cabinets and a charming window seat. The kitchen boasts a Wolf stove, Caesarstone counters and a painting by Oliver Gal; large picture windows bathe the room in natural light. The upper floors include spacious bedrooms and a handsome study.


 

Harper Design Build, Inc.

The contemporary parlor of this lovely 1899 home features beautiful furnishings, a gas fireplace, restored central staircase and oak flooring. The owner’s photographs and paintings by her mother, artist Toni Berger, grace the walls. The spacious, custom designed and built kitchen boasts marble counterparts and an inviting seating area with a TV; huge windows bathe this area in light. A modern curved, open stairway leads from the kitchen to the garden floor, where there is a comfortable library/study area, a “bike garage” perfect for a family of cyclists as well as a double height exercise room.


 

Neuhaus Design Architecture

One of a row of four Renaissance Revival houses built in 1981 by architect Robert Dixon, this charming home features mahogany woodwork and lovely plasterwork on the parlor floor. Beautiful mantels are highlights of the parlor and the upstairs study. The spacious kitchen has additional mahogany woodwork as well as custom cabinets. Art work by Kate Temple, a multi-media artist and educator, is on view. The handsome master bath has its original washstand, and the counters, wainscoting and floor are the original Carrera marble. The inviting garden floor apartment boasts oak woodwork in the living room and honed Ferrara vein cut marble in the bath.


 

Photo by J. Bennett

This home is part of a row of fourteen Neoclassical townhouses built in 1907-08 by owner-builder Eli Bishop. A portrait of the owner’s grandfather presides over the parlor which features Victorian furnishings and tapestries from 1888 which were tradesmen’s samples of wall coverings. Beautiful plasterwork adorns the walls of the rear parlor. In the dining room are high oak wainscoting and prints by Andrew Wyeth. A butler’s pantry with the original ice-box, now used for storage, leads to the light-filled kitchen and deck. Upstairs, the master bedroom and the inviting TV room are connected by two dressing rooms, each with its own sink and corner cabinet. In the beautiful little powder room is a poster from the 2003 House Tour, when this home was last on the Tour.



Light spills down from a glass block skylight at the roof of this 1886 Neo-Grec home, into the living room on the parlor floor, the kitchen on the 2nd floor, and the whirlpool and sauna area on the 3rd floor.  The furnishings in the living room are an interesting mix of contemporary seating, a barber’s chair, a loom and a handsome brass shower fixture on the wall.  Also featured are a wood-burning fireplace, a beautiful staircase, a mahogany bookcase and paintings, lithographs and collages.  In the spacious kitchen, New York Times articles about Park Slope through the years are on view.  Beautiful stained glass windows, taken from another part of the house, adorn a wall on the 3rd floor.  In the hallway are portraits of the owners’ children made at a street fair many years ago.


 

Photo by Cynthia Dantzic

A full-fledged gut renovation of this 1886 neo-Grec home has resulted in a sleek, contemporary interior featuring handsome leather seating, Bocci lighting, epoxy concrete flooring and extensive storage space.  The beautiful dining room table was made of one slab of oxidized maple by an artisan in New Hampshire.  The spacious kitchen boasts quartzite and soapstone countertops; floor to ceiling windows let in a wealth of natural light.  The stairway to the garden level is lined with 3Form panels and is surrounded by a wall of Plyboo, a bamboo product.  The garden level includes an inviting seating area in front of a wood-burning fireplace, a counter which extends out into the garden with a BBQ station and a guest room with a murphy bed.  Here, as well, is the entrance to the lovely, split-level garden where bamboo grows.


The Montauk Club

Photo by William Webber

Photo by William Webber

Photo by William Webber

Photo by William Webber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Montauk Club

Designed by famed New York architect Francis H. Kimball, this magnificent Venetian Gothic palazzo has operated as a membership club since 1891. Superb stained glass windows and handsome mahogany woodwork are featured, in addition to the truly extraordinary façade. In 2017 the Montauk Club received two awards for historic preservation of the building’s exterior: the Masterwork Award from the The Municipal Art Society of New York, and the Lucy G. Moses Award from The New York Landmarks Conservancy.


 


 


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