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Parlour at 243 Fourth Avenue : Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 243 Fourth Avenue by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This attractive, 12-story apartment building at 243 Fourth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, was erected in 2020 and has 19 condominium apartments. 

It was developed by Brodmore Management Inc. 

INC Architecture & Design designed the building and Fisher + Makooi Architects was the project architect. 

According to an article at ny.curbed.com, "the project was at one point being developed by Haysha Deitsch, a controversial landlord who is perhaps best known for his war against the residents of Prospect Park Residence, a retirement home he used to own."  "He eventually reached a $3.35 million settlement with five of the senior home's residents," the article continued, adding that he "subsequently defaulted on that payment." 

The building is called "Parlour."

Bottom Line

Above the bronze-chevron-patterned screen at the building's base in Park Slope, this limestone brick building's façade is composed of tall arches with one setback above the 9th floor.

Description

The building is setback above the  9th floor. 

The limestone brick façade is meant to recall the limestone townhouses that "dot" Prospect Park and the façade's arched windows "emulate the forms of bridges that can be found throughout the park, according to ny.curbed.com. 

The building has a large arched entrance beneath a chevron-pattern bronze screen.  The entrance leads to a barrel-vaulted lobby. 

Adam Rolston of INC Architecture & Design told ny.curbed.com that "the residences are designed to capture all of the comfort and scale of a brownstone yet laid out on one level," adding that "the floor-through living replicates the proportions of their grand living spaces, resulting in parlors in the sky."  "The interior finishes of Parlour," he said, "respond to what we see as a broader yearning for warmer, historically and culturally grounded environments with genuine character." 

The lobby has artwork from the Gowanus Canal series by William Miller, a local artist.

Amenities

The building has a fitness center, a residents' lounge, a children's playroom, a terrace with an outdoor kitchen, a bicycle room, personal storage, sidewalk landscaping and some dedicated parking.

 

Apartments

There are three full-floor penthouse units and they have gas fireplaces with limestone surrounds. 

Kitchens have Miele appliances and a wine cooler, Italian cabinetry with rift-sawn white oak veneer and white lacquered millwork, Breccia Classico marble countertops and Frost White quartz stone in cooktop areas.  

Master bathrooms have standalone tubs, Breccia Classico marble edging and radiant heated herringbone-patterned Nero Marquina marble floors. 

Apartments have washers and dryers. 

Apartment 7A is a four-bedroom unit with 1,903 square feet of interior space and 326 square feet of outdoor space.  It has a 19-foot-wide parlor next to a 14-foot-wide open kitchen with a breakfast bar.

 

Rating

21
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 21 / 44

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24
Out of 36

Location Rating: 24 / 36

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18
Out of 39

Features Rating: 18 / 39

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9
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72

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #7 Rated condo - Park Slope
 
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