Here at 6sqft we have a strong appreciation for all kinds of architecture–both old and new; but the truth of the matter is, they just don’t make homes like this anymore. In September 2013 this two-family home at 398 Sterling Place hit the market, asking nearly $3 million. When its price dropped to $2.79 million a month later, the townhouse was quickly snatched up. Now, the building’s 2,480-square-foot lower duplex is back on the market, touting restored original details and a new and improved reverse floor plan, for $2.39 million.
Enter on the parlor floor to find a stunning living space with restored original woodwork, moldings, beveled mirrored glass and fixtures. Exquisite parquet flooring runs throughout this space, which is defined by beautifully intricate millwork and pocket doors, seamlessly dividing the space into a living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen. The updated chef’s kitchen features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a center island and an original fireplace. Step outside the kitchen and onto the deck for al fresco dining while overlooking the private backyard.
The home’s three bedrooms are downstairs on the garden level. The master features a bay window, walk-in closet, and en suite bathroom. A second bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has direct access to the shared second bathroom. The third bedroom opens directly to the massive lawn, which measures approximately 20 x 66 feet.
If that’s still not enough space for you, the fully finished basement is large enough for recreation for the entire family. High-end laundry appliances are also included. The downside: no bathroom on this floor so you’ll have to run upstairs to the garden level.
Prospect Heights Historic District was designated in 2009 and is the largest area designated since the Upper West Side. Residents of this Brooklyn epicenter—once home to the late, great Joan Rivers—enjoy diverse surroundings, from the people to the architecture to the activities, not to mention Brooklyn’s most celebrated new addition, the Barclays Center, which is right in the neighborhood.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Prospect Heights