281 Sterling Place, Brooklyn
Location! Location! Location! On tree-lined Sterling Place, in prime Prospect Heights, just a block away from historic Grand Army Plaza as well as the 2/3 and B/Q subway lines, this handsome four-story brownstone, circa 1899, offers many possibilities. The first brownstone in the row, on the bright South side of the block, this home sits on a deep 131ft x20ft lot built 20 feet by 45 feew with a full width two story extension in the back and with windows on three sides. It is zoned as a four-family house. The owner occupies the parlor floor and the other floors are income-producing rental apartments, but if preferred, the house can be delivered vacant. Beautiful original details throughout, including stained glass windows, mantelpieces, carved doors, a butler's pantry, pocket doors, original window frames and shutters, all in restored condition. Garden level: one bedroom apartment, with original butler's pantry decorative fireplace and a separate studio with its own bathroom, with access to the spacious private garden.Parlor floor beautiful one bedroom apartment with one bath (and also plumbing for a second), soaring 11ft ceilings with a full width extension in the back. Many original details including mahogany pocket doors and framed mirrors and mantelpiece. There is a small deck at the back with stairs leading down to the garden.Third floor: one bedroom, one bathroom apartment with original mantelpiece, dining alcove and walk-in closet. It features a 16ft x 16ft terrace off the bedroom overlooking the garden.Fourth floor: with a similar layout to the third floor, this one bedroom, one bathroom apartment with living/dining alcove, has a cozy working fireplace with original mantelpiece.The house is ideal as an income-producing property or can be converted into condominiums, as the floors are metered separately. It is also convertible into an owner duplex leaving the upper two floors as rental apartments. It is steps-from thriving Vanderbilt Avenue, its shops and restaurants, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This unique home offers the buyer a wide range of attractive opportunities as a residence and/or revenue-generating property.