Designed in 1889 by William M. Miller, a prominent architect for Cornell University during the late 1800s, this stately, single family home is located in the charming Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, one block from Prospect Park. 52 Midwood Street is a 20-foot-wide home with almost 3,800 square feet on a deep, 100-foot lot asking $2,750,000. Totally renovated, the house perfectly blends old and new bringing together quintessential Brownstone Brooklyn charm with all the modern conveniences.
The light-filled parlor entrance is an elegant greeting space which leads visitors into the main living room with seating, built-in bookshelves, a wood burning fireplace and a lovely arched window onto the tree-lined street. The main level of the house’s charm continues with nearly 13-foot-high ceilings, wainscoting and pocket doors.
There is a formal dining room with a Juliet balcony overlooking a landscaped garden. An additional bedroom or office space is accessible off the dining room.
The garden level of the house has an open floor plan and is currently used as another living and dining space. It has a Blue Star commercial-grade 8-burner stainless steel stove, granite countertops and storage space.
A modern extension to the original structure houses a laundry room and half bath which exit onto the south-facing garden.
The second floor has two bedrooms. The large, windowed master bathroom has a deep soaking tub and separate shower.
The third floor was converted to two large bedrooms but can easily be turned back into a three-bedroom layout. There is another windowed bathroom with a double vanity and the skylight showering light throughout the upper floors.
The house is filled with period details in addition to the four-zone central cooling and heating system, built-in surround sound system, a brand new boiler, hardwood floors, a full-height, finished basement and upgraded electric service. It is also within a half mile of the 2, 5, B, Q and S subways.
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Photos courtesy of Warburg Realty
Neighborhoods : Propsect-Lefferts Gardens