According to its listing, the historic limestone townhouse at 205 Park Place that holds this elegant one-bedroom co-op is “conveniently located on what Time Out New York has deemed the 21st Best Block in all of NYC.” This bragging point is, in fact, accurate; though the Prospect Heights block’s designation happened in 2006, we doubt the stately brownstones and pre-war apartment buildings have changed much since. The apartment, asking $660,000, also comes with the good fortune of having Grand Army Plaza and the 585 acres of Prospect Park just steps away.
Staying indoors would be just as lovely an experience thanks to high ceilings, a bay window, lots of detailed woodwork and gorgeous wood floors plus a modern kitchen and generous closet space. Though it’s only a one-bedroom, the rooms are spacious, and a designers’ dream of a color palette makes this brownstone beauty feel like a creative and cozy home.
A beautifully-designed kitchen is wrapped with cadet blue glass wall tiles with a coordinating dark navy above. Clean white cabinets pop, and appliances are all top-of-the-line and ready for cooking and entertaining.
The home’s main flaw, from what we can see, is that the one bathrom, while nicely en-suite, won’t be as easy for guests/kids/friends/anyone who doesn’t occupy the home’s current bedroom to access, as it will involve traipsing through that chamber whenever nature calls. We imagine that can be remedied easily enough, though, with some reconfiguration and a good architect. Also on the negative side, like most townhouse apartments the building is a walk-up.
It does, however, offer a landscaped back yard and roof deck, laundry, storage and a bike rack. And between having the B and Q trains on the corner and the 2, 3 trains nearby and being so close to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum, Barclays Center and all the great shops, cafes and restaurants on Vanderbilt and Flatbush avenues, there are a lot of best-ofs to work with here.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : Prospect Heights