Brooklyn townhouse with ice cream parlor lists for $9.95M


Home sweet home indeed. 

A prime Prospect Park-facing townhouse has hit the market, and it serves up a true treat with a cherry on top.

“Among the many unique highlights of this prewar gem is an incredible 1950s-inspired ice cream parlor with tin ceiling and old-fashion-style seating on the garden level,” describes 21 Prospect Park West’s listing, held by Douglas Elliman’s Michelle Griffith and Tricia Tucker. It asks $9.95 million for sale.  

The standout amenity has a black and white-checkered floor, turquoise-cushioned high top bar stools with a chic booth to match, a baby pink counter and door, a nostalgically styled fridge and microwave, beer taps — and plenty of overhead cabinet space. 

“This is the quintessential Brooklyn brownstone with a twist; its very own ice cream parlor, making it very popular for anyone with a sweet tooth!” Griffith told The Post.

“My wife sent me this Zillow listing and said ‘Just scroll,’” wrote author Jason Diamond in a viral tweet about the house. “I’m glad I did because the big reveal makes me think this home really is worth nine million.”

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An unexpected retro delight.
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prospect park townhouse ice cream parlor
A double-height gallery on the first floor.
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prospect park townhouse ice cream parlor
A balcony wraps the second floor.
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prospect park townhouse ice cream parlor
The home measures 7,500 square feet.
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prospect park townhouse ice cream parlor
Two internal staircases provide access to all five floors.
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prospect park townhouse ice cream parlor
A bay-windowed breakfast nook.
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prospect park townhouse ice cream parlor
The home has six bedrooms.
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prospect park townhouse ice cream parlor
A library with built-in bookshelves.
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One of the home’s bathrooms.
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There is an abundance of original woodwork throughout.
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The home’s facade.
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Besides the ice cream parlor, the nearly 25-foot-wide townhouse is an absolute stunner. 

Built in 1901, the Renaissance Revival-style property measures 7,500 square feet and features an elegantly restored interior. 

There are six bedrooms and six fireplaces — not to mention wood-trimmed windows, intricate moldings and original woodwork throughout. On the parlor floor there’s a foyer, a living room, a powder room, a dining room, a kitchen and a bay-windowed breakfast nook. A double-height central gallery on the first floor is topped by a turn-of-the-century chandelier — the floor below visible from a balcony that wraps the second floor.

The second story has a wood-paneled library with a Juliet balcony overlooking Prospect Park, as well as a rear terrace. The third-floor primary bedroom has its own sitting room and an ensuite bath with a dual vanity. The top floor has three bedrooms, one bath, a storage room and a snack bar-equipped screening room — if the ice cream parlor wasn’t sweet enough. 

All five floors are accessible via two internal staircases.

As for outdoor space, there’s a stoop, a private backyard — and of course the easily accessible Prospect Park just across the street. 





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