Brooklyn charm is bursting out of this brownstone, located on what is described as “arguably the best block in Prospect Lefferts Gardens,” its listing boats.
Unlike that other neighborhood that starts with a “P,” buyers can find a historic single family home close to the park for a lower price in this up-and-coming area.
Listed for $2,795,000, the 68 Rutland Rd. property dates back to the 19th century and greets visitors with a Queen Anne stoop, followed by a parlor floor with bay windows. What is noticeable is the well preserved home’s woodwork and size — 20 feet wide by 50 feet deep in more than 4,000 square feet, plus a cellar.
Original woodwork includes pier mirrors, wainscoting, mantles, parquet floors, two sets of pocket doors, and pocket shutters. There is also an intact staircase, and nearly all the original door hardware.
Modern details mix with the old in the chef’s kitchen overlooking the garden: A reclaimed 100 + year old subway tile backsplash and beamed ceiling, and full Viking appliance package, including wine fridge.
The master suite is one of six bedrooms and three bathrooms, featuring original woodwork, decorative mantle and bay windows like the downstairs, as well as a modern master bath with marble details, heated towel rack and double stall shower.
The top floor continues to mix the old and new, with an oversized whirlpool air-bath soaking tub, and large laundry room with an original early 20th century cast-iron double sink, and an auxiliary beverage center.