Prospect Park South is a neighborhood dominated by historic, freestanding homes, transporting you to a suburbia of New York City. One of those stunning homes at 171 Marlborough Road has just hit the market for $3.25 million. Some locals may know this home as the local Poulet Palace–the backyard’s big enough to run a chicken coop. But a peek inside reveals impressive architectural details that include millwork, trims, moldings, columns and decorative balusters. The restored leaded and stained glass is the showpiece of the home, with a unique arched passageway from the dining room to the magical rear porch.
The grand first floor holds all the living spaces, including a formal living room, formal dining room, den, and kitchen. Several pairs of fully restored leaded glass pocket doors line this floor as well.
On top of the formal dining room–which boasts the leaded doors that lead out to the back porch–there’s this causal breakfast room filled with antiques.
A 40-foot-long galley kitchen was upgraded with commercial grade appliances and custom cabinetry. An office nook was carved into the kitchen’s former hearth.
The original staircase is distinguished by massive newel posts, a repeating pattern of three fancy turned ballusters, and decorative brackets around the perimeter of the stairwell and the second floor landing ceiling. The floor currently consists of a master suite with a sitting room and master bath with steam shower and radiant floor, a guest bedroom, an office, a workout room, second full bath, laundry, and a large linen closet.
The third floor has two more bedrooms, with more beautiful wood detailing, and a full bathroom.
The property’s 200-foot lot is massive, holding a large garden shed, mature plantings, an elm tree, private driveway and two-car garage. The best part? You get to admire it all from a romantic columned back porch. Suburban living never looked so good.
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Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Prospect Park South