The 60th Annual Park Slope House Tour!

The 2019 Park Slope House Tour, a self-guided tour organized by the Park Slope Civic Council, will take place Sunday, May 19, 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.

Beginning at 12 noon on May 19, 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 2019 House Tour helps to ensure the funding of our 2020 grants, and for that we are most grateful. For information on our 2019 grantees click here!

Purchase Your Tickets Today!!

Online Advance Tickets ($25): Click here to purchase tickets.

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.

Advance Tickets available at local Merchants and Realtors ($25):

Beginning May 1 until close of business May 18, tickets are available at 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
  • Zuzu’s Petals, 374 5th Avenue
  • City Roots Realty, 400 7th Avenue

Ticket purchases on day of the tour ($30):

Sold at Poly Prep Lower School on Sunday, May 19 beginning at 12 noon.

Rules 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

The lovely foyer of this 1891 Renaissance Revival home leads into a garden floor apartment whose walls are hung with a wonderful collection of art – paintings by local artists Josephine Burns and Diana Horowitz, prints by Mary Cassatt, Hiroshige, Lozowick and Whistler, as well as a set of Chinese paintings on silk acquired from a photojournalist who worked in China in the mid-1950s for Look Magazine. Egg and dart molding is a feature of the dining area. A table was inherited from the owner’s great great grandmother, widow of a Union soldier from Indiana who was killed in Sherman’s campaign. The inviting kitchen features stunning quartzite counter tops and back splash. Books from the home of Evelyn and Everett Ortner, early leaders in the 1960s movement to restore the splendor of 19th- century  Brooklyn  brownstones, line a bookshelf. Both the master bedroom and rear sitting room lead to the garden.

 

This charming home is part of a row built in 1882 in the Neo-Grec style, the prevailing style of the day. A gut renovation has resulted in a sleek, contemporary interior with handsome white oak flooring. The beautifully designed kitchen boasts cabinets situated under the stairway and a backsplash of pressed steel. A lovely tile floor and a large skylight are the highlights of the spacious bathroom. In the stairwell is a window featuring lovely stained glass. A living room wall features framed paper doll dresses as well as a mirror surrounded by shoe lasts. The backyard is a Certified Wildlife Habitat and solar panels are installed on the roof.

 

As a result of a renovation by Neuhaus Design Architecture and Tamara Eaton Design during which walls were removed, light floods into the parlor floor of this 1880 French Neo-Grec home designed by architect William Gubbins.  On the walls of the parlor floor are two large and dramatic framed pieces — a photograph of a “glitter sandwich” as well as a line drawing of a geode.  A handsome mirror hangs over the mantelpiece.  The beautiful kitchen features a Lacanche range, marble countertops and a vintage-inspired chandelier.  The kitchen leads into the music room, where a piano and two Australian didjeridoos reside.  Lovely botanical wallpaper covers the walls of the powder room.  Upstairs, stained glass by local artisan Ernest Porcelli is on view.  The light-filled master bath features cement tile in a bold shade of blue.  Mural wallpaper is a highlight of the office.  Beautiful switch covers can be found throughout this home, and roses and hydrangeas bloom in the garden.

 

This 1892 Romanesque Revival home was designed and built by the Allan Brothers, a team of architects and builders, and renovated by Horrigan O’Malley Architects. A center staircase anchors the parlor floor, which features beautiful oak wainscoting and parquet hardwood flooring. A painting of a jazz scene by Andrew Turner hangs on a wall in the front parlor, a MacKenzie-Childs lamp resides here as well. The middle parlor boasts chairs from the home of a former Williamsburgh Savings Bank executive, a lovely decorative fire box as well as a WWII-era samurai sword. The handsome kitchen, which leads to a large deck, features marble countertops and backsplash. The chandelier hanging over the dining room table is a replica of a Lindsay Adelman design. Upstairs, the spacious office is lit by a large skylight. A collection of masks and a mural by Katie Merz are highlights of the family room.

 

This home, built in 1887 in the Neo-Grec style by architect Charles Werner, was gut renovated four years ago, collaboratively by Sara Klar Ltd and the owners. On the parlor floor is the innovative cabinetry designed by Sara Klar and fabricated by Polygon Projects. A large Senegalese mask presides over the living room. A chandelier by lighting designer Brendan Ravenhill hangs above the handsome walnut dining table. A stunning Lacanche French range and the custom Marazzi puzzle tiled floor anchor the new kitchen extension. The discretely situated powder room features a tongue and groove soapstone vessel sink. In relief to the palette of neutrals and black are the large scale, excavated artworks by Sara Klar, also an exhibiting artist. Upstairs, bold, beautiful tiles adorn the walls and floor of the spacious bathroom. The skylight on the third floor sheds light throughout the house, including the appealing children’s bedrooms.

 

A gut renovation of this lovely Neo-Grec home designed by the Parfitt Brothers in 1878 and renovated by James Cleary Architecture (jcarchitecture.com) has resulted in a light-filled open floor plan.  The highlight here is a wallpaper-covered canopy over the dining area.  Lovely moldings and ceiling medallions, original to the house, are also on view as is a painting over the mantelpiece by Latvian artist Ludmilla Meilerts.  The handsome kitchen features granite countertops and the floors are engineered oak. Upstairs on the “kids floor”, both son’s and daughter’s bedrooms boast charming reading nooks.  The daughter’s nook includes a quilt made by the owner’s mother, Elsa A. Lopusniak, formerly of Heartstring Quilters Guild, PA.  The kids’ spacious bathroom has a skylight.

 

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 building received two awards for historic preservation of the building’s exterior:  the MASterworks Award for Best Restoration from The Municipal Art Society of New York, and the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from The New York Landmarks Conservancy.

 

For more information about our House Tours, please email housetour@parkslopeciviccouncil.org.

House tour photo credits to Cynthia Dantzic

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 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.


Nigel Spong

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

We regret to say the Montauk Club is no longer on the House Tour.