The open house at 272 Berkeley Place at 2:00 pm this Sunday should draw a large crowd. This is the house where the late Evelyn and Everett Ortner hosted receptions and dinners in their elegant Victorian parlor floor, as part of their efforts to entice young couples to purchase brownstones in Park Slope and Brooklyn’s other historic neighborhoods (and to encourage bankers to mortgage these properties).
Link: 272 Berkeley Place #0
The Ortners also were responsible for having a significant portion of Park Slope declared one of New York City’s first Historic Districts. Thanks in large part to their unflagging efforts, Park Slope was transformed from a neighborhood in decline to the viable community that it is today.
The Ortner’s four-story brownstone, which is the building to the right of the large brick and granite mansion, has a three story extension. It would make a nice spacious one- or two-family home.
Thanks to JJC for the tip!