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This townhouse at 179 Midwood Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens was built as a classic limestone residence in 1905, but in 2012, local firm von Dalwig transformed it into a modern, serene family home. By removing interior walls and opening up the rear facade to the garden, the architects were able to “accommodate the open living and views desired within a compact house and lot,” according to their project page. The three-bedroom house is now listed for $2,350,000.
On the main level, the home begins in a small mudroom that opens to the living room with its classic bay window. As the listing explains, “With an architectural touch inspired by the iconic Flatiron building, the powder room smartly divides the otherwise open living/dining/kitchen area.”
Past the living room, the open kitchen/dining room is really the heart of the home. It features Henrybuilt cabinets, Miele appliances, and a large marble island with an integrated marble sink. A huge picture window, complete with a window seat, overlooks the back garden.
The beautiful garden is divided between two levels. The bluestone lower level is perfect for dining al fresco, while the raised deck is a bit more casual. Stylish fencing and landscaping complete the outdoor oasis.
The second floor has a large skylight over the main staircase. There’s the front-facing master suite, a full bathroom in the hall, and a rear bedroom with an adjacent office nook.
The master suite has a dressing area and an en-suite bathroom with a double vanity, an Agape Spoon tub, and a walk-in shower with handmade zellige tiles.
Though not pictured, the home’s lower level is a completely open space that’s currently configured as a study area, exercise area, and play area. There’s a washer/dryer (there’s another laundry closet on the second floor, too) and a half bathroom.
The home is two blocks from Prospect Park and a quick walk to the B/Q and 2/5 trains.
[Listing details: 179 Midwood Street at CityRealty]
Photo credit: DDreps
Neighborhoods : Prospect-Lefferts Gardens