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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The surrounding Prospect Park South neighborhood is filled with charming freestanding Victorian homes, and the buttercup-yellow beauty at 215 Marlborough Road is certainly among them. Lovingly preserved and updated, historic and turnkey, the three-story, 3,400-square-foot home, asking $2,995,000, is a dream come true for anyone seeking a confection of colorful details. With a pitched roof, gothic arches, arched windows, two sun porches, and landscaped gardens anchored by a mature hydrangea bush, its storybook charm is undeniable. On the practical side, a wide driveway, a two-car garage, and timeless, updated interiors mean an easy move-in.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Prospect Park South

Photo credit: Alan Barry

In 2016, 6sqft featured the impossibly ornate and enormous 1900s mansion for sale at 1305 Albemarle Road. Set among the Prospect Park South neighborhood’s stately free-standing Victorians, the home was a standout; in addition to its 11,000-square-foot interior, its two-story portico with massive fluted columns, jaw-dropping original interiors including a fabulous top-floor ballroom–and the fact that it shares a street with Michele Williams’ house–all generated quite a buzz. The home, asking $3,000,000, sold in less than a day. After a stem-to-stern renovation of epic proportions, the historic city mansion is back on the market, this time for an equally epic $12,950,000.

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Cool Listings, Flatbush, Prospect Park South

 Photo courtesy of Alex Staniloff at Greenehouse NYC

Located in the pre-war co-op complex known as Berkeley Square at 1701 Albemarle Road in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood near Prospect Park, this pristinely renovated three-bedroom, two-bath apartment offers more than just living space for $1,250,000. With a loft-like layout, this three-bedroom home is also a corner unit with three exposures and treetop views, in an Art Deco building with gracious amenities like full-time door staff and access to dedicated parking.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Prospect Park South

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The original owner of this Prospect Park South Tudor was Charles Stilwell, an inventor and associate of Thomas Edison whose sister Mary actually married Edison. Located at 187 Marlborough Road and on the market for $2,895,000, the home spans 4,500 square feet and has five bedrooms, eight wood-burning fireplaces, a driveway, and a backyard carriage house. The interiors, which date to roughly 1905, have all been beautifully preserved, as has the facade and porch.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The single-family homes in Prospect Park South often offer a suburban-like living experience right in Brooklyn, and this charmer at 169 Stratford Road is no exception. Built in 1899 and listed for $2,595,000, the 2,844-square-foot house has six bedrooms, a front porch, side porch, a rear deck and lovely backyard, and even a gated driveway.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

79 Argyle Road, Prospect Park South

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens/Rise Media

If working from home has you dreaming of a simpler life in the suburbs, this gorgeous house in Prospect Park South could be the perfect middle ground. Just listed for $2,825,000, the 1903 Victorian at 79 Argyle Road has been completely restored and updated, boasting tons of historic charm and plenty of modern upgrades. Not only does it have seven bedrooms, but there’s a spacious alcove guest studio apartment. Other perks include an enclosed porch, stone patio, rear deck and garden, and a private two-car garage.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

85 Buckingham Road, Prospect Park South, Dutch Colonial house Brooklyn

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

It’s always a nice reminder that you can get a slice of suburban living without leaving the city, and this Dutch Colonial charmer in Prospect Park South is the perfect example. Just listed for $3,875,000, the seven-bedroom house has the ideal combination of preserved interiors and modern upgrades. But what really makes it stand out is the “enchanted forest” in the back. The huge outdoor space has meandering pathways shaded by tree canopies, a pond and waterfall, and several seating areas and planted gardens.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

Listing images by Rayon Richards; courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This stately, detached house sits at the corner of Stratford Road and Hinckley Place, right in the heart of the Prospect Park South Historic District, an area known for its concentration of Victorian-era homes. Built in 1905 by prolific Brooklyn architect Benjamin Driesler, 170 Stratford Road is a seven-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom residence that sprawls over nearly 4,000 square feet. Filled with classic architectural details inside and out, the property is now on the market seeking $2.495 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Prospect Park South

214 Marlborough Road, Cool Listings, Prospect Park South, Victorian Flatbush, townhouses, cool listings

Just under $3 million may seem steep for a house in Prospect Park South, but–in addition to being three blocks from the park–this beautifully preserved 1901 townhouse at 214 Marlborough Road is likely someone’s Victorian Flatbush dream come true. The rambling and colorful home was designed by Benjamin Dreisler, who was among the area’s most prominent architects of the day. Nearly 4,000 square feet provides room for seven bedrooms and grand living spaces, and there’s a finished basement in addition. The home’s millwork and moldings are among the neighborhood’s finest–and in this neighborhood that’s saying a lot.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Prospect Park South

85 Westminster Road, townhouses, cool listings, Prospect Park South

In Brooklyn’s Prospect Park South Historic District, a block from the park, this Victorian beauty built in 1908 is asking $2,395,000. Per the listing, the home at 85 Westminster Road is a “unique blend of Greek Revival temple style with the asymmetry and turrets of a Queen Anne.” In addition to 3,578 square feet of historic detail-filled living space, it has tons of curb appeal with a grassy green paint job, two-story colonnade, and wrap-around veranda that follows the curve of the turrets.

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