“I want something with character.” This is definitely a line brokers hear all the time. And if their current character-seeking client is looking to move to brownstone Brooklyn, this $2.5 million Romanesque Revival rowhouse in Prospect Heights is the perfect place to satisfy their check list.
Located at 268 Prospect Place, the three-bedroom, 2,430-square-foot home was built by William L. Beers in 1899. It’s oozing with historic details, including six fireplaces, stained glass transom windows, moldings galore, a carved wood staircase, sand wood floors, original wainscoting, cornices, and shutters.
Part of the Prospect Heights Historic District, this home has been beautifully preserved by its current owner over the past 44 years. The district includes about 850 buildings, mostly single-family rowhouses built between the mid 1800’s to early 1900’s.
On the garden floor is a formal dining room with built-in china cabinet, full bath, and country kitchen and sun room complete with beamed ceilings, which lead out to the 70-foot-deep outdoor garden.
The parlor floor contains the front parlor with original stained glass transoms and the cozy back parlor, which boasts library shelving, a piano niche, and two closets.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, including a front master that features an exquisitely carved sleeping nook, deep window bays with storage on the sides, a built-in wardrobe, and a private entrance to the hallway bathroom. The two back bedrooms have tranquil garden views, and the hallways include skylights and gas wall sconces. Now, how’s all that for character?
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Neighborhoods : Prospect Heights