Prospect Heights Brownstone With Wood Burning Fireplace, Solar Panels Asks $3.75 Million
Located in the historic district of Prospect Heights, this Neo-Grec has a wealth of original details and a renovation with some very modern amenities, including solar panels and a built-in sound system.
The brownstone at 145 St. Marks Avenue dates back to 1883 when builder John Monas built a series of houses on the block based on designs by architect Jeremiah J. Gilligan. Number 145 retains the carved details on the lintels and door dome that define the neo-Greek style, and while the staircase has lost its original cast iron balustrade visible in the tax photo from circa 1940, the original carved front door remains.
The former single-family house was converted into a two-family house after the last sale in 2010 and is furnished with an owner triplex above a 1-room garden rental. The parlor level is rich in unpainted woodwork, including the staircase with newel posts and door and window surrounds. There are also moldings, ceiling medallions, two slate panels, and wood floors.
Listing states that the fireplace in the front living room is fine. In the back of the living room floor, a modern kitchen has been added with a mix of dark wood and white cabinets and a stone island that separates it from the dining room.
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Upstairs are two floors of bedrooms, with a full bath and two bedrooms per floor. Three of the bedrooms are slate-clad and the largest has built-in bookcases, an arched bed alcove, and a walk-in closet.
The bedroom without a mantelpiece is on the top floor facing the street. It is set up as a children’s room and, with its sloping ceilings and small windows (embedded in the cornice), is ideal for the smaller members of the household. The room also has skylights and there is also an original stained glass lamp in the hallway.
Some details have also been preserved in the apartment at garden level, including another mantelpiece and wooden floors. It has an open plan living room and kitchen, exposed brick, and a washer / dryer in the kitchen island.
The outside area includes a wooden deck off the kitchen on the living room floor, large enough for dining, and a fenced garden with a stone deck and an imitation lawn lined with wooden planters.
In addition to the solar panels and the integrated sound system, the listing notes, the renovation included a central air conditioning system, updated electrical and plumbing systems, and new wooden windows.
When the house was sold in 2010, it was $ 860,000. After the renovation, it is now listed for $ 3.75 million on Compass’ Shannon Eidman. What do you think?
[Listing: 145 Saint Marks Avenue | Broker: Compass] GMAP
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