136 Rutland Road is located on one of the most picturesque blocks in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District. This single family Brownstone with abundant light boasts three full floors of finished living space in a traditional layout, a full cellar, south garden, front and rear bay windows, loads of original elements, a new kitchen, and much more.
Entering through the leaded glass front door with "136" emblazoned in gold script, your first view is the stately bannister with milled fret work, hinting at what's to come. Wainscoting runs around the hall and up the staircase. Passing through the 6 panel pocket doors into the parlor, you see the old-world craftsmanship. Soaring barreled ceilings, large Baroque medallions, and 2 original custom milled mantelpieces with hand tossed porcelain tiled hearths have all been kept and preserved. Both the front and rear parlors have 3 faceted bay windows -- they're separated by double French Doors surrounded by windows -- allowing light and air to flow through the rooms. The rear parlor and library feature beautiful views of the south facing garden.
The traditional Brownstone layout features the kitchen on the garden level with direct access to the sunny garden -- perfect for hosting outdoor barbecues. The sprawling, brand new kitchen mixes well with the antique surroundings -- custom cabinets, Carrera marble counters and the high end stainless steel appliance package makes entertaining easy. The front room on the garden level room features more period details -- mahogany bordered parquet flooring, another custom hearth -- and makes for an excellent entertainment room. And the first of your two full baths is on this level, very convenient for those backyard picnics with friends.
The top floor has the sleeping quarters, and they are massive. The Master Bedroom overlooks the garden and is flooded with morning light. Your walk-in closet is here, and an ante-room awaits your fancy: make it the perfect study, home office or dressing room. Down the hall -- lit by a stained-glass skylight -- the front two bedrooms look out over the tree lined street. A FOURTH hand-turned wood mantel piece is here as well.The cellar is clean and dry with a newly redone concrete floor: it's ready to be converted into a fitness center, wine cellar, or Saturday workshop (a trap door in the front of the building allows home projects to be moved in and out.) The updated mechanicals are here, awaiting your use.
Located within the heart of the neighborhood on Rutland between Bedford and Rogers, you are minutes to all the new and established shopping/dining Lefferts Gardens is becoming known for. Ix and Taqueria El Patron are a short stroll over to Lincoln place -- stop and pick up your order as you walk to Prospect Park. The best pies in Brooklyn, Pels Pies, are four blocks away. Midwood Flats (classic burgers, brews and Bourbons), Wholesome Gourmet Market, PLG Coffee House & Tavern, and longtime local Caribbean favorite DE Hot Pot are all in a 5 block radius. For those looking to commune with nature, the newly reopened Southern Gate to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is right there. Commuting is a snap: both the Prospect Park Subway Station (B, S and Q trains) and Winthrop Station (2, 5) are less than four blocks.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens has been called the "last affordable neighborhood with park views." This is your chance to own a piece of history.