Prospect Park South Standalone With Wood Burning Fireplace, Parking Asks $2.425 Million
With a gambrel roof, columned portico, and expansive front yard, this Dutch colonial-style single-family home has a certain appeal alongside a coveted Brooklyn amenity these days: off-street parking. The Prospect Park South detached house is also just a short walk from the Parade Ground.
Brooklyn-based prolific designers Slee & Bryson designed four houses on Buckingham Road, including this one at 130 Buckingham Road, according to the Prospect Park South Historic District report. Along with several other recently completed residences, it was highlighted by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1919 as an example of the “high standard of housing” maintained in Flatbush’s rapid development. The company produced work in a number of styles, particularly in light of the colonial revival in the early 20th century. It was here for the Dutch Colonial Revival with a gambrel roof, a Doric column portico, a shed dormer and a tall chimney flanked by lunette or half-moon windows. The crescent shape is repeated in the shutters that flank some of the windows.
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The house has not changed hands since the 1980s. While the listing’s photos show that some maintenance is needed, there are plenty of vintage details, including hardwood floors with inlaid borders, window sills, paneling, moldings, and a mantelpiece with a working fireplace. The front door still has its tracery sidelights and it opens to a foyer with an original staircase and a new post. The house offers plenty of space to spread out with a living room, dining room, kitchen-cum-living room and a large winter garden on the ground floor and five bedrooms on the floors above.
The kitchen, which has a large picture window to the back yard, has a bit of a 70s feel to it with plate front cabinets and a vintage stove. While a new owner might want to upgrade in style, there is plenty of room.
There are only two views of bedrooms, but they show more wood floors and at least a tiny glimpse of a bathroom. There are 3.5 bathrooms, but none are fully illustrated. On the second floor, the largest bedroom has another working fireplace and there is an adjoining winter garden or a sleeping terrace that can be used as a study. One of the bedrooms on the third floor has a cedar walk-in closet.
While there is no garage, there is this driveway which is listed as capable of holding three cars. The back yard is fenced and there is a concrete terrace accessible through three doors from the first floor.
It is listed on Compass’ Laura Rozos and costs $ 2.425 million. What do you think?
[Listing: 130 Buckingham Road | Broker: Compass] GMAP
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