Built in 1905 and located on one of the best blocks in Lefferts Manor this two story Limestone epitomizes elegant practical design and comfortable living in an historic district 2 blocks from Prospect Park.
The moment you enter the majestic 8 foot oak doors you know you have arrived. There are many houses, but this is truly a home.
The front parlors have been combined into one large Great Room that can accommodate impressive gatherings. As you enter you are immediately taken by the workmanship evident in the hand laid oak parquet flooring, crown and baseboard molding, built in book shelves, sweeping staircase and oversized fireplace mantel.
12 foot ceilings allow light throughout the house and facilitate ventilation. You can stand in the kitchen and see out of the front bay windows, a rare feature in homes of this period.
Passing through French Doors you enter a dramatic Oak Paneled Dining Room with a built in glass and mirrored China cabinet in the corner, this room can comfortably accommodate a dining set for large functions.
The kitchen is pack with surprises. A handy first floor half bath, convenient pantry, banquet that comfortably seats 5 all in a kitchen large enough to feel like a friendly Diner. Two oversized windows flood this room with southern light making it a comfortable place to hang out, eat, work and socialize at the heart of the home. Ceiling high cabinets, a massive new French Door stainless steel refrigerator with bottom freezer, dish washer, gas range with hood and miles of granite counters make this a chefs paradise.
Outside enjoy a 20x20 approx foot private garden with white PVC fence for privacy. Mature trees offer good shade and a wonderful place to escape when all you want to hear is birds and local church bells chiming away the time.
Downstairs is a fully finished English basement; nearly 1,300 sq ft with 8 foot ceilings. A welcome addition of space as a rec room, office or media room. On this level you will find the Washer/Dryer, work sink, a bedroom that can accommodate a Queen Size bed and a spa like bathroom with open floor shower, Jacuzzi bathtub In the front of the basement there are two large storage rooms one of which exits to the street.
Lastly the second floor boasts three bedrooms and two full baths. As you climb the stairs and enjoy the light from the stained glass skylight you first come to a small bedroom that can be used as a study/Nursery/or even converted into and additional closet. Next a large rear bedroom with walk in closet, ceiling fan, bay windows (south facing) and en suite full bath with oversized shower stall and skylight.
A full bath with oversized tub, black and white subway tiles, double marble sink and skylight is located in the hallway.
The master bedroom in the front of the house was originally two rooms and measure 20x17. This room gets amazing northern light through its 4 windows. There is a large cedar walk-in closet as well as built in side-by-side closets with extra storage. A handsome electric fireplace offers localized heat on cold winter nights.
Lefferts Garden is a beautiful historic district comprised mostly of Brownstones/Limestones and free standing houses of various architectural styles from the late 19th and early 20th century. Its proximity to the Zoo, Botanic Gardens, Prospect Park and the world famous Brooklyn Museum make it an ideal location.
Close enough to commute to midtown in 25 minutes on the B/Q lines 2 blocks away.
Come experience this neighborhood. You’re likely to find you've come home.
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