Film Critic Jonathan Baumbach Sells Prospect Park South Victorian for $1.8M

Posted On Tue, February 24, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, February 24, 2015 By In Historic Homes, Interiors, Prospect Park South, Recent Sales

Film critic and novelist Jonathan Baumbach (you may know his son, film maker Noah Baumbach, or his first wife, Village Voice critic Georgia Brown) and his wife have sold their historic Prospect Park South Victorian home for $1.8 million, according to city records released today. Built in 1901, the five-bedroom property originally hit the market back in September 2014 for $2.27 million, but decreased its price twice in just five short months.

208 Marlborough Road, Prospect Park South, Brooklyn Victorian, Jonathan Baumbach

The beautifully preserved residence has all of its original period details, including oak paneling, original plaster walls with dentil moldings, three sets of working pocket doors, plenty of built-ins, and breathtaking stained glass windows.

208 Marlborough Road, Prospect Park South, Brooklyn Victorian, Jonathan Baumbach

The striking center hall boasts gorgeously refinished parquet floors, a lovely tray ceiling, and classic columns. In the dining room you’ll find a wood-coffered ceiling and a distinctive built-in lead glass cabinet.

208 Marlborough Road, Prospect Park South, Brooklyn Victorian, Jonathan Baumbach

The kitchen may need some updating, but in the meantime it pleasantly reminds us of Don and Betty Draper’s Mad Men kitchen. It offers a large bay window, butler’s pantry, and back stairs.

208 Marlborough Road, Prospect Park South, Brooklyn Victorian, Jonathan Baumbach

On the second floor, the front master bedroom spans the entire width of the house. There’s also two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and a plant room. The third floor has three more bedrooms and a charming old-warm bathroom with a claw-foot tub and pedestal sink.

208 Marlborough Road, Prospect Park South, Brooklyn Victorian, Jonathan Baumbach

Thanks to the backyard, front porch, and two-car garage, this house offers the best in quintessential suburban-esque living. The lucky new owners are Eugene (a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch), and Elizabeth Avila.

[Listing: 208 Marlborough Road by Alexandra Reddish and Madeleine Gallagher of Mary Kay Gallagher Real Estate]

Photos via Mary Kay Gallagher Real Estate

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