Maggie Gyllenhaal (recently seen in HBO drama The Deuce) and husband Peter Skarsgaard (The Sound of Silence) purchased this historic Brooklyn brownstone for $1.91 million in 2006, but have decided to move to a more family-friendly neighbourhood where they can walk their young children to school. As a result, this 4-bedroom, 3,600-square-foot home is up for sale, asking price: $4,599,000.
“This warm and inviting four-storey townhouse is located on one of the most beautiful blocks in Park Slope,” reads the listing for this historic Brooklyn brownstone. The four-storey townhouse – which was built in the 1880s – had been divided into two units, but was “thoughtfully designed and renovated by Elizabeth Roberts in 2007.”
As the listing notes, the 3,600-square-foot home “offers high ceilings, graciously proportioned rooms, a family-friendly layout and a myriad of artistic details.” In addition to four bedrooms, the home also includes a music room, garden-level kitchen, dining room, den and this parlour-floor living room with Rais fireplace.
The music room boasts a wood-burning fireplace with carved marble mantel, while the reclaimed chestnut floors, notes the listing, “add warmth and character,” as do the fully restored original mouldings.
The home’s kitchen exudes a feeling of warmth and comfort, boasting teak butcher block-style counters, six-burner gas stove and another fireplace. The adjoining dining area features rustic exposed wood beams and a trio of full-height French doors that add a wealth of natural light, while also providing access to the spacious backyard patio area.
One of the home’s four bedrooms, this one is ideal for a child, comes with a marble-surround fireplace and two large windows.
The master suite occupies the entire second floor and incorporates a fireplace and fitted walk-in closet. It also has a separate den/office that could be easily converted into a bedroom.
This den/office also features those gorgeous reclaimed chestnut floors, with windows opening to neighbourhood greenery.
The vintage-style bathroom features an antique marble pedestal sink and freestanding soaker tub made from carved wood.
Glass doors in the garden level dining area lead to a wide-plank wood deck that extends out into the lush 55-foot-deep backyard. In addition to an outdoor eating area, the patio also includes a vintage clawfoot tub for backyard bathing in the great outdoors.
The floor plan displays the expansive layout of the four-storey brownstone.