The Park Slope home of the late Everett Ortner, a pioneer in the revival of Brooklyn brownstones, has hit the market for the first time in half a century, priced at $4.8 million.
The house at 272 Berkeley Place has rental spaces in the front rooms of the third and fourth floors, one of which currently has an occupant. It features its original furnace, original gas fixtures and a small, 1920s-era handicap-accessible elevator. The front hall still has a painted decoration dating back to 1886.
Everett and his wife Evelyn, who purchased the brownstone for $32,000 in 1963, were described in a 2004 New York Times profile as the “original gentrifiers,” inspiring a wave of friends to join them on the Brooklyn “frontier.” He died at age 92 in May 2012, as previously reported. [Brownstoner] — Mark Maurer