We have a feeling well-known architects David H. Sherman, of Abelow Sherman Architects, and his wife Benita Welch, a Principal at Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects, will give the interior of their new home a fresh coat of paint before settling in…that is, unless they like the current bubble-gum-pink color scheme.
It makes perfect sense that the couple picked up this Victorian house in Ditmas Park for themselves and their two children, as Benita specializes in restoring historic homes, and David is known for his expertise working with NYC townhouses. According to city records filed today, they purchased 28 Waldorf Court for $1.41 million. Located just off Rugby Road (often considered the heart of Victorian Flatbush) on a highly desirable cul-de-sac, the five-bedroom home has been in the same family for 30 years.
Though it may need some freshening up, the obvious appeal of 28 Waldorf Court is its well-preserved historic details, including parquet floors, pocket doors, crown moldings, a central staircase with original oak rails, and art glass windows.
The three-story home boasts a double parlor and an eat-in kitchen with sliding doors to the deck and large, landscaped backyard. Bay windows feature prominently in the living room, formal dining room, and second-floor master bedroom.
Location is also key; the low-traffic, tree-lined cul-de-sac is perfect for young children, and the house is not far from the B and Q trains. Additionally, the new owners will have a private driveway and large front porch.
How do you think this architecture couple will reinvent and restore this historic Victorian home?
Photos courtesy of Betancourt & Assoc. Realty LLC