This beautiful $3,495,000 townhouse designed by Miles Redd can be found just one block from the 5th Avenue Hub in Park Slope. The precise address for this South Slope home is 258 11th Street. It has been totally rebuilt and renovated. The most notable renovations are the custom-mixed Farrow & Ball paint, and the custom wallcoverings like the blue floral pattern seen above.
However, there are a few finishes we believe if updated can get this home sold much faster and for the asking price.
The classic Brooklyn brownstone charm can still be felt all around the house. There are four bedrooms, a home theater and a private garden in this wonderful 3,334 square foot home.
You’ll find the kitchen with stainless steel appliances and all white custom-made cabinets. Off the kitchen is the built-in breakfast nook. All done very well and provide a clean and simple flow.
The built-in breakfast nook features a green and white lattice wallcovering that is accented with the grassy green vinyl covered seat cushions.
A better wallcovering option would have been to just wallcover the three walls and painted the ceiling a flat white or subtle green accent color. This would make the nook feel less confined and not as busy, especially for an area that is already short on space.
When you have guests over for dinner, you can use the separate formal dining room with a cool ship chandelier and lighted hull.
This formal dining room uses a woven or simulated wallcovering pattern that gives the room a textured rustic feel that carries over to the living room area. The wallcovering gives the walls in these spaces a flowy vibe without clashing with artwork and surrounding lighting and fixtures.
Another unique characteristic of this townhouse it’s that it offers two living areas. You have a formal one upstairs, and another living room that has French doors and opens up to a deck in the back.
The master suite can be found on the fourth floor of the townhouse, it also features a huge master bath that has a Waterworks tub set in front of a soft flowery green wallcovering accent wall, a walk-in shower, and a beautiful Juliet balcony.
Notice how the accent wall of wallcovering gives a sense of separation from the painted walls of the double sink and shower area.
To build on that design, a better option would have been to paint the walls with the off white found in the wallcovering. The Benjamin Moore San Clemente Teal is a nice accent to break from the white herringbone tile and white marble countertops, but clashes with the soft green and off white wallcovering.
A better option would have been to wallcover all three walls in this Wolf Gordon Sea Pearl SEA 7-6271 Aqua. It is a vinyl pearlescent wallcovering that has an ocean blue hue with a subtle flowing pattern that would be a perfect blend of texture and color.
Two bedrooms span the width of the whole house on the third floor. The wallcovering in this bedroom tie in with the carpet pattern colors as well as the duvet. Although the colors and patterns work well together, there is a sense of busyness that would make it hard to relax and unwind in this room.
A better option would have been to use a simple pattern on the walls to give it just a hint of depth or just wallcover the wall behind the bed as a simple accent. This bedroom does not inspire relaxation, something the new homeowners may want to address.
The basement of this townhouse was dug out and a home theater can be found there. It is complete with a screen, projector and surrounds sound speakers. Plus, there is a lot of room available for storage and a play space for kids.
The current homeowner found a vinyl wallcovering mural that features shelves of books in an antiqued patina finish, but the pattern makes the wall busy and distracting for a room that requires focus and relaxation.
For a home theater, acoustical wallcovering is the best option. Acoustical wallcovering has sound absorption properties that prevent echoing and enhances sound clarity within the room and acts as sound proofing from foreign sounds outside the room.
A great alternative is the Coolige Fleece by MDC Wallcoverings. Emulating ripples in water, Coolidge adds to the familiar Acoustical texture. Made of 100% recycled fibers, the wooded appearance pays homage to the earthy-friendly composition.
Coolige Fleece acoustical wallcovering features Fosshield, an advanced FDA-cleared antimicrobial technology incorporating silver and copper ions into the fiber, which naturally attack microbes, delivering surface protection in addition to reducing the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and odor usually found in basements like this one.
The townhouse is two blocks away from the shopping on 5th Avenue and the F & R trains, plus, Prospect Park is a couple of minutes away. With these minor changes to the finishes, this home will without a doubt fetch $3.5 Million dollars.