Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard recently listed their character-filled Brooklyn townhouse for $4.6 million. And what a treat for the eyes it be.
The duo is reportedly looking for something closer to where their kids go to school. Which is good news for period atmosphere junkies looking to indulge themselves in a new home.
The Park Slope residence spans four stories, with 3,600 feat of living space marked by an intense and sustained feeling of substance and historical relevance. Actually a combination of two separate units, the three-bedroom, 2.5-bath property was given cohesion as a single home by architect Elizabeth Roberts.
Many of the 1800s-era accents of the original residences remain, and include exposed brick walls, green marble fireplaces, ornate niches, and reclaimed chestnut wood floors. Typically high brownstone ceilings and an abundance of glass flood light through the several living spaces, including a living /screening room, a music lounge, an office, and a den with its own fireplace.
The kitchen gets a large center island clad with teak butcher block countertops; the nearby dining space another beaut of a fireplace; urbane rusticity abounds for the buyer with the taste to match their bankroll. And the entire second floor has been converted to a master suite. The space features a walk-in closet and a vintage-style bathroom with a carved wood soaking tub and an antique marble pedestal sink.
The townhouse gets its expected garden-level outdoor sanctuary, too, in the form of a 55-foot-deep yard and a wood deck.
The celebrity pair paid $1.91 million for the brownstone about a decade ago.