Michelle Williams Submits Plans to Renovate Historic Prospect Park South Mansion

Posted On Wed, March 16, 2016 By

Posted On Wed, March 16, 2016 By In Celebrities, Historic Homes, Prospect Park South

When word got around this past June that Michelle Williams had bought a $2.5 million Colonial Revival mansion in Prospect Park South, 6sqft noted that the grand home was in need of some TLC. So, not surprisingly, the Brooklyn-loving actress submitted a proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday, reports Brownstoner.

Williams enlisted Matiz Architecture & Design (who have worked on numerous historic projects across the city) to draw up the plans for 1440 Albemarle Road, which include restoring the original clapboard siding, replacing a door with a stained glass window, fencing in the rear yard, and transforming the small back porch with four columns into a porch twice the size with three columns.

1440 Albemarle Road, Prospect Park South, Michelle Williams, Brooklyn Colonial Revival, NYC celebrity real estate

1440 Albemarle Road, Prospect Park South, Michelle Williams, Brooklyn Colonial Revival, NYC celebrity real estate

1440 Albemarle Road, Prospect Park South, Michelle Williams, Brooklyn Colonial Revival, NYC celebrity real estate

1440 Albemarle Road, Prospect Park South, Michelle Williams, Brooklyn Colonial Revival, NYC celebrity real estate

1440 Albemarle Road, Prospect Park South, Michelle Williams, Brooklyn Colonial Revival, NYC celebrity real estate

The 1901 home is referred to as “The Tara of Prospect Park South.” As 6sqft previously noted, “It boasts a two-story front porch with fluted Ionic columns, dormer windows, eight fireplaces, and leaded and stained glass windows.”

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Architectural details of proposed changes submitted to the LPC

The LPC only has jurisdiction over the exterior of the home, but Williams also filed interior plans with the Department of Buildings, which were already approved. This $36,000 “interior demolition” includes removing a ground-floor apartment, restoring the parlor, and moving the kitchen back to its original ground-floor location.

Before purchasing this beauty, Williams was living with her nine-year-old daughter Matilda in Boerum Hill. The ivy-covered, corner-lot home had a three-car garage and more space than is usual for the area, helping her to fetch $8.8 million (well over the $7.5 million ask) when she sold the home in September, 2014. Of her new home, she told a neighbor, according to Ditmas Park Corner, “I love living somewhere that feels like the suburbs but is next to an express train.”

[Via Brownstoner]

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