"On a beautiful historic Park Slope block, one of the most congenial and picturesque in the neighborhood, sits this outstanding brownstone. 431 8th Street was built in 1884 in the neo-Grec style, a style characterized by relative simplicity and coherency in forms and integrity of material. One will be smitten by the grace notes in this authentic house; the wide stoop with cast iron balusters and newel posts, the classic entrance, the skylight illuminating the stairs and hall way, the grandeur of the high ceilinged front and back parlors separated by pocket doors with etched glass and burnished brass hardware, the stairs leading to the bedrooms with the graceful mahogany banister honed for 135 years, multiple creamy white marble mantles, the tall windows with original pocket shutters... Architecture and design buffs, creatives and connoisseurs of fine New York City town houses will appreciate the timeless proportions, composed elegance and the symphony of materials and texture in this truly unique property. With no awkward divisions to the original layout and nominal alterations this house maintains its genuine charm. Houses like 431 8th Street are rare and seldom available. There are so few of these unaltered, undivided treasures left and there are even fewer on a quiet tree lined block, with classic charm, less than two blocks to the magnificent Prospect Park, one block from the subway, and centrally located to great schools, markets, cafes, hardware stores and bookstores. 431 8th Street strikes the right balance between old and new, a place to create the perfect home for the here and now. "