There’s not much about this townhouse triplex at 159 Prospect Place, available for short-term rental, that doesn’t embody the brownstone Brooklyn ideal. On a beautiful block near the corner of Carlton Avenue and Prospect Place in heart of the neighborhood, this bright, sun-filled and renovated home also has the pretty historic details that give these big old houses such charm, and the private outdoor space we dream of–including one of those extra-long backyards unique to Prospect and Crown Heights.
This elegant full-sized 1871 Italianate brownstone comes (nicely) furnished and is available from three to eight months beginning in January; the $12,000/month rent sounds high, but it’s far less than the asking rent of many a snazzy Manhattan apartment. The available 2,400-feet of living space (we’re guessing there’s a separate unit at the garden level that’s being rented or used for storage) begins on the grand parlor floor, where fourteen-foot ceilings frame the large, open-yet-welcoming rooms with two working marble fireplaces, pocket doors and gorgeous parquet floors. At the back of the house, a modern and well-designed kitchen looks perfect for someone who loves cooking, with a six-burner chef’s stove, island worktop and plenty of dining room space for both dinner parties and homework.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors in the back open onto a spacious multi-level wood deck for al fresco dining and entertaining; stairs from the deck bring you to that extra-long (50-foot) private garden.
On the two floors above are four large bedrooms, two full baths and a den/playroom. There’s also a private washer/dryer and many walk-in closets.
At every turn you’ll find great old details, like a claw-foot tub and stained glass. For added comfort, the home has ductless air-conditioning throughout.
In addition to living on a quiet, beautiful and leafy block surrounded by historic homes, you’re within minutes of Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza with its weekend farmers’ market, the Brooklyn Museum, BAM, the Barclays Center, and too many great restaurants and cafes to count; nearby public transportation–including B,Q,2,3,4 trains–gets you just about anywhere in the city.
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Images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens.
Neighborhoods : Prospect Heights