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We rarely feature houses without interior photos, but this is a special case. The house is too crowded to photograph, the agent told us.

The house is not, unfortunately, dripping with period details inside, but does have some things left such as pocket doors and some door surrounds. It could be restored with salvaged materials, he said. According to the listing, the house needs the usual overhaul, including kitchens, baths, roof and boiler. Sadly, it has a lis pendens.

The house next door, No. 289, renovated and with details, closed for $1,500,000 in July. (It was the subject of our “Let’s Play Flipper” series and a House of the Day.) This one is priced at $1,125,000. Think that sounds about right?

291 Lincoln Road [Coldwell Banker] GMAP
Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

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We marveled over the beautiful wooden details in this Prospect Lefferts Gardens limestone when it hit the market in June, and three months later, it’s still on the market and up for rent. The four-bedroom, two-bath home features pocket doors, inlaid floors, stained glass, mantels and a coffered ceiling. The kitchen and baths are updated, and the master bath has a claw foot tub. There’s also an in-law suite with a kitchenette in the basement and a pretty landscaped garden with a fountain and pond. Does anyone out there have $5,800 a month to rent it?

261 Fenimore Street [Stribling] GMAP
House of the Day: 261 Fenimore Street [Brownstoner]

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We’re in the thick of the prime fall real estate selling season, so today we’ve got another spectacular beauty, 61 Midwood Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. This late Victorian has an unusual (and very attractive) facade whose geometry seems to anticipate Edwardian styles to come.

Inside is a classic Midwood Street interior with tons of unpainted wood work, leaded glass, wood fireplaces, the original passthrough sinks, original paneling and built-ins in the dining room, two butler’s pantries (with a working dumbwaiter), the original ice box, and a nearly original floor plan. The kitchen has been very nicely updated, with a commercial style stove inside the gray brick fireplace.

What do you think of it and the asking price of $2,195,000?

61 Midwood Street [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

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We dig all the prewar details on this huge three-bedroom, 1.5-bath duplex in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. The 2,286-square-foot pad sports inlaid parquet floors and mirrored decorative mantels.

The kitchen is newly renovated, according to the listing, and has a dishwasher, and there are separate living and dining rooms as well as a home office/den on the lower floor. Plus the original pass-throughs are intact, if the floor plan is correct.

Renters also have access to a big shared backyard. Do you think it’s worth $5,300 a month?

171 Woodruff Avenue [Elliman] GMAP

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This Romanesque Revival home and former House of the Day at 66 Midwood Street has just sold for $2,300,000, beating the neighborhood record for Prospect Lefferts Gardens by $450,000. The landmarked five-bedroom, five-bath house hit the market in March for $1,975,00. The 1898 townhouse is dripping with original details, including ornate wooden mantles, dressing rooms and four functioning fireplaces. It hit the public records last week. Its sale price blew through the previous record of $1,850,000, set by Dixon with its purchase of 36 Rutland Road in January.

66 Midwood Street [Halstead] GMAP
House of the Day: 66 Midwood Street [Brownstoner]

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We drooled over 30 Chester Court when it was for sale. Now the house is back on the market as a rental, and we’re pleased to report the owners have done a great job with the renovation. The teens Tudor Revival still has all its incredible original features, including a parlor window seat, coffered ceiling and paneling in the dining room, leaded glass windows, and bead board ceiling in the sleeping porch. (more…)

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After years of getting the brush off on requests to limit building heights in Prospect Lefferts Gardens to six stories, PLG residents, activists and community board members are now meeting with City Planning to consider how the neighborhood should be rezoned.

In addition to supporting a rezoning of Flatbush Avenue, pictured above during this past winter, that would limit building heights there to six stories, neighborhood group The Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP) opposes a brand-new move to rezone commercial district Empire Boulevard to allow residential, MTOPP President and PLG homeowner Alicia Boyd told us. (more…)

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This one-bedroom co-op sublet in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is large, with an attractively renovated kitchen and an appealing vintage bathroom. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher, and the classic prewar black-and-white tile bathroom looks to be in good condition.

There are noise-reducing windows (since it’s on the first floor), and full blackout shades in the bedroom. Of course, you’ll have to get co-op board approval and pay an application fee. Seems like a pretty good deal for $1,800 a month. What do you think?

125 Hawthorne Street, #1-K [William B. May] GMAP

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This one-family limestone at 190 Maple Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens was gut renovated in 2010. It features all new mechanicals, a new kitchen, new baths, built-in cabinets and some new moldings and trim mixed in with the original inlaid floors, fireplace mantel and other details.

The parlor, center stair hall, dining room and kitchen are all one level with the bedrooms above. The English basement has been turned into a media and recreation room with a marble bar and also has a laundry and extra bathroom. There is also a landscaped garden. What do you think of it for $1,675,000?

190 Maple Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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This 2.5-bedroom apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is freshly renovated and seems reasonably priced. The 930-square-foot pad has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, and two nicely sized bedrooms.

There’s an additional small room that could be used as a third bedroom, home office or nursery. It’s two blocks from the 2/5 trains at Sterling Street. What do you think of it for $2,400 a month?

346 Lincoln Road, #2 [Corcoran] GMAP

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The judge overseeing the case against the Hudson Companies’ development of a 23-story mixed-use building at 626 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens has lifted the temporary restraining order against construction on the site, saying the plaintiffs “have not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits” of the case.

The case is still ongoing, but a lengthy written decision said the environmental review that was already conducted was adequate. Read the full text of the decision here.

Rendering by Marvel Architects

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This center hall stair house with triple parlor has acres of unpainted wood work and plenty of original details, including inlaid floors, stained glass, pocket doors, mantels and a coffered ceiling. There is an updated kitchen on the parlor floor, an updated bath with a claw foot tub, and central air.

There is also tons of closet space upstairs, including two walk-in closets, as well as an additional room that could be used as a home office. Although 261 Fenimore Street is located in the Lefferts Manor district with its single-family covenant, there is an in-law unit or guest suite with a kitchen in the English basement.

There is also a landscaped backyard with pond, waterfall and automatic irrigation. What do you think of it and the asking price of $1,595,000?

261 Fenimore Street [Elliman] GMAP