Home of Park Slope’s “original gentrifiers” shaves 20% off townhouse ask

272 Berkeley Place

The asking price for historic preservation pioneers Evelyn and Everett Ortner’s Park Slope brownstone, purchased for $32,000 in 1963, just got $1 million cheaper.

Listed last month for $4.8 million, the 272 Berkeley Place pad just dropped the ask to a mere $3.8 million.

The Ortners were dubbed “the original gentrifiers” by the New York Times in 2004, thanks to their purchase of the four-story home built in 1886. They followed the purchase by working to convince friends to relocate to the nabe, then worked for historic preservation around Park Slope.

The home itself boasts original mahogany woodwork, lincrusta wallpaper, the original heating system and converted gas lights. [Curbed]Julie Strickland

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