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Features, Interiors, My SQFT House Tours, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Our series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to Cristiana Peña’s Prospect-Lefferts Gardens apartment. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

Cristiana Peña is one of those people who will make you feel like you’ve known her for years when you’ve only just met her–especially when you visit her at her equally warm Prospect-Lefferts Gardens home. After growing up in Rapid City, South Dakota (her father was in the Air Force) Cristiana moved to NYC for grad school in 2006 to study preservation. She quickly became a force in the field, working at Woodlawn Conservancy and Cemetery and lending her expertise and advocacy skills to countless groups across the city. Today, Cristiana also works as a social media strategist, a perfect fit for her creative and snappy personality and natural knack for striking up a conversation. So it comes as no surprise that her pre-war apartment is also full of personal stories. From a mobile that her dad got while deployed in Saudi Arabia to a lobster-shaped wine decanter she found while on a trip to Maine, nearly every eclectic find in Cristiana’s home comes with a childhood memory or a great tidbit about an antiquing outing.

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Cool Listings, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

365 Parkside Ave, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

One block away from Prospect Park, a refined three-floor, two-family brick home at 365 Parkside Avenue has just hit the market for $1,875,000. Built in 1901, the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens property offers loads of historic details, including coffered ceilings, oak parquet floors, three ornate decorative fireplaces, a beautiful backyard and deck, and a convenient location with easy access to Manhattan and the neighborhood’s best restaurants.

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Via Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architects

Applications are now being accepted for 51 middle-income apartments and The Clark, a newly constructed 8-story building in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. The Brooklyn building, located at 310 Clarkson Avenue just a short walk from Prospect Park, features a ton of amenities, including an attended lobby, in-unit washer/dryer, dog run, fitness center, a media room, co-working space, and a furnished penthouse space. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments ranging from $1,525/month studios to $2,635/month three bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

149 Maple Street, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

A three-story home in the Lefferts Manor Historic District, a Brooklyn neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has hit the market for $1.95 million. Designed at the beginning of the 20th century by prominent rowhouse architect Axel Hedman, this limestone Renaissance Revival residence features a ton of historic details, from the herringbone oak floors to its original fireplaces. Located at 149 Maple Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, the home sits just blocks from Prospect Park.

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664 Rutland Road, 668 Rutland Road, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Photo via Nookyln

A brand new rental building in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens launched a lottery this week for five middle-income apartments. The 16-unit building located at 664-668 Rutland Road, between Albany and Troy Avenues, offers enviable amenities like on-site laundry, central air, a fitness center, roof access and a common courtyard. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the one $1,775/month one-bedroom and four $2,270/month two-bedroom apartments.

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Prospect Park Boathouse via Flickr/cc

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is becoming a more and more coveted neighborhood, especially when you’re just a few short blocks from Prospect Park and the B and Q trains at Parkside Avenue, which is exactly the selling point for the new 20-unit rental at 830 Flatbush Avenue. The building was recently completed and as of today, households earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for six middle-income apartments, including $2,253/month one-bedrooms and $2,716/month two-bedrooms. They’ll also have access to a fitness center, laundry room, lounge, bike storage, and roof deck.

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Photo of Prospect Park via Maria Eklind on Flickr

A second affordable housing lottery launched for the Lincoln Road Apartments, a two-tower rental building offering up 27 middle-income units. Located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, the rentals at 31-33 Lincoln Road sit directly across from sprawling Prospect Park. In addition to its proximity to the park, 33 Lincoln provides residents a common roof deck, fitness center, a lounge and lots of storage. The apartments sit less than 500 feet from the B and Q trains at the Prospect Park Subway stop. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $1,807/month studios to $2,733/month two-bedroom apartments.

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Want Prospect Park as a backyard? Enter a lottery for 16 middle-income apartments at a brand new building in Brooklyn’s Prospect-Lefferts Gardens that sits directly across from the 526-acre park. Located at 510 Flatbush Avenue (also 33 Lincoln Road), the Lincoln Road Apartments rise nine stories and contain 141 units. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $1,807/month studios to $2,733/month two-bedroom apartments.

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Cool Listings, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

125 Maple Street, Axel Hedman, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, townhouses, cool listings

Situated just two blocks from Prospect Park at 125 Maple Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, this 25-foot-wide limestone beauty was built by noted Brooklyn architect Axel Hedman in the Renaissance Revival style. Built on a corner lot, the house gets enough sun to feature a stained-glass-wrapped solarium, and moody,  dramatic interior details appear luminous rather than dark.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Photo via CityRealty

Here’s your chance to live in pretty Prospect-Lefferts Gardens for, perhaps, less than the neighborhood’s market-rate rents. An affordable housing lottery is opening for seven units in a new, eight-story building at 212 Linden Boulevard. As 6sqft recently uncovered, many middle-income apartments throughout the city serve more to subsidize the truly affordable units, and therefore, don’t come in that much cheaper. Here, the homes are available to those earning 130 percent of the median income and range from $1,800/month studios to $2,714/month two-bedrooms. By comparison, the market-rate rentals range from $1,850/one bedrooms to $3,000/month two-bedrooms.

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