Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, 11225 - United States
169 Sterling Street
This is the home you've been waiting for; a meticulously restored neo-Federalist row house, 20x52ft, in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District designed by Architect Louis Danancher in 1910. This beauty retains many period details adding a modern flair. Originally a two family, it is used as a single family with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a finished basement.
The owner/ architect lived here for three years before completing a thoughtful renovation. Light dances throughout the house streaming in from the south facing double bay windows and enhanced by filtered light through three stained glass skylights. Original details include parlor mirrors, coffered ceilings, plate rails and pretty antique glass transoms, windows and doors. The smooth plaster walls are topped with beautifully curved coves at the ceilings and central air-conditioning has been added.
Entering the house from the shaded front porch, the parlor floor consists of four graciously connected rooms and a hallway that leads directly back to the kitchen with a walk-in coat closet and full bathroom. Embracing the full width of the house, the stunning kitchen and dining room leads onto to a cedar deck with a built-in bench and wide staircase down to a mature garden. The kitchen has maple cabinetry, a glass tiled backsplash and breakfast bar topped with recycled glass countertops by Brooklyn-based IceStone. Beneath the parlor floor is a huge rec. room leading to laundry, storage and mechanical rooms. This finished bonus room is well-lit with three windows facing the street.
A skylit staircase ascends to the second floor with four bedrooms. Two large bedrooms are connected by a sky-lit dressing room and the other two are at each end of the hallway with a bathroom that contains a deep soaking and wide Duravit bathtub. The large back bedroom was originally a dining room and retains its coffered ceiling and plate rail. The exquisite front bedroom has a parlor mirror and bay windows screened by a mature red-leaf plum tree.
Sterling Street is a quiet, tree-lined street that displays long, uniform rows of well-kept townhouses. Number 169 is center-block in a series of houses with adjoining walled terraces and iron-brick facades with limestone lintels above double glass doors. You won't have far to go for weekend outings with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, Lefrak Skating Center, Prospect Park Zoo and the Brooklyn Museum so close by. Citi Bikes are positioned right on the block along with a wine bar serving delicious small plates and a scrumptious bakery/coffee shop. Unlike parts of The Manor, the subway stations from this block are close with a Sterling Street 2/5 station and the B/Q/S also nearby. Offered by Owner/ Broker.