Magical Garden at 645 Carlton Avenue Is Hard to Keep Silent About
A few years before this limestone duplex was built, Prospect Heights was enjoying the success of one of its very own, the original “it” girl, famed silent film actress Clara Bow. And just as Clara became synonymous with the “Roaring Twenties”, the residence at 645 Carlton Avenue is typical of the classic row houses one finds throughout the tree-lined streets of its Brooklyn environs.
From the moment you first enter through the gorgeous Palladian arch, there is no mistaking the timeless details that make this carefully restored 2BR/2BA parlor/garden apartment something truly special.
The three large bay windows that greet you in the living room will take your breath away…but don’t worry, because you’ll catch it soon enough relaxing in front of the spectacular mantled fireplace.
Rest assured, that’s not where the “ooohing and ahhhing” ends. Yes, the state-of-the art kitchen with sub-zero fridge, Viking cooktop, Miele dishwasher and Ceaserstone counters is impressive; the super bright dining area is more than ample for plenty of entertaining; and the downstairs recreation room currently being used as a master suite features a sitting room, second full bath and a walk-in closet/dressing room that even Clara Bow may have had a hard time filling!
However, what is sure to get your attention is the simply magical landscaped garden just steps outside the elegant french glass doors — your own personal oasis in the middle of historic Prospect Heights.
And when you must tear yourself away from this 2,000+ square foot co-op to join the rest of civilization, you will find yourself only blocks away from the Q,B,2,3 trains, express buses, and beautiful Prospect Park.
All images courtesy of The Corcoran Group