Townhouse pick of the week

A grand, extra-wide Park Slope brownstone is back on the market at a deep discount

The term "mansion" feels appropriate here.

Douglas Elliman

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This grand brownstone, listed for $15 million back in 2016, can now be yours at the discounted price of $8.995 million. The 32-foot wide, 1888 Romanesque Revival quadraplex at 838 Carroll St. in Park Slope was designed by Charles Pierrepont Henry Gilbert, and is known as the Remington House. Its previous price tag put it in the running to be one of the priciest properties ever sold in Brooklyn. It was not to be.

The 8,200-square-foot house is thoroughly renovated, but also maintains many of the original features, including intricate plaster and woodwork, pocket doors, coffered ceilings, moldings, and mahogany inlay oak floors. 

It's currently configured as a junior two-bedroom, two-bath suite on the garden level (not pictured), and a master residence on floors one to four. Overall, the house has eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, four powder rooms, and 13 wood-burning fireplaces. 

The first floor includes a formal dining room, a living room, and a large kitchen. The master suite takes up the whole third floor. It includes a sitting room and walk-through closets, as well as a master bathroom with a fireplace, a steam shower, a free-standing soaking tub, and Calacatta marble. 

Additional living spaces include a den/library, a grand foyer and several bedrooms. 

The yard (also not shown) is fenced and has cypress trees, and is set up for an outdoor kitchen. 

Other features and practical improvements include a security system, a new roof, new mechanicals, and new electric and plumbing. 

The townhouse is less than a block from Prospect Park, and near the retail corridors of Flatbush and Seventh avenues. The nearest subway stop is the 2/3 at Grand Army Plaza, five blocks away.