It will need work, but 112 Marlborough Road in Prospect Park South is a remarkable building, a landmarked late Victorian Tudor-Colonial Revival hybrid designed by noted architect John J. Petit. The exterior and the interior are fanciful and unique, with lots of asymmetry, two working fireplaces with Colonial Revival mantels, stained glass, tons of original wood work, and more diamond-paned windows than we have ever seen at one address before.
Judging by the photos, the house will need at least an electrical upgrade and a new kitchen and baths. (Though the floor plan indicates the topmost bath might be original and there could be half a passthrough remaining between the two large bedrooms.) Hopefully the original floors are intact under the wall-to-wall carpeting, although the wood floor in the hall looks new.
Did anyone see it in person Sunday at the open house? What do you think of it and the $2,400,000 asking price?
This Carol H. Pratt-designed 1910 house at 147 Rugby Road in Ditmas Park is up for rent, and it looks stellar if you have the dough. For $7,950 a month, you can have seven bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with an enclosed porch, a sunroom, and lots of unusual, architect-designed touches. There are elaborate coffered and painted ceilings, a unique staircase, built-ins, mantels, stained glass, and on and on.
Check out the oval dining room with the metallic-painted molded plaster ceiling and leaded glass built-ins, and the parlor with the painted coffered ceiling, pocket doors, a wood burning fireplace and built-in bookcases. And the kitchen looks nicely renovated with its double oven and cherry floors. The house sold last September for $2,200,000, or roughly $529 per square foot, as one commenter pointed out.
Dreams of Ditmas but those gingerbread houses are out of reach? Maybe this new co-op listing at 1701 Albemarle Road might fit the bill. The 1,310-square-foot pad has some solid prewar details (though the listing admits it could use some TLC) and a generous layout. The two-bedroom unit has a maintenance of $707 and the asking price is $649,000.
The Swiss chalet style house at 100 Rugby Road that was a Building of the Day in 2011 is on the market for $2,275,000, as Curbed was the first to note. The Prospect Park South home was designed by John J. Petit and built in 1900. The landmarked house still has some of its original interior details such as mantels and inlaid floors. It has a two-car garage. The ask makes it one of the most expensive properties in the area.
We’re really liking the feel of this new co-op listing at 5 Stratford Road in Prospect Park South — and with a price tag of $399,000, we bet it’ll go fast in this market. After all, the prewar pad feels bigger than its 815 square feet, with two real bedrooms and lots of windows. And it’s right on the park. What do you make of it? 5 Stratford Road, #12S [Corcoran] GMAPP*Shark
This co-op at 25 Stratford Road in Prospect Park South sold for $285,000 a year and a half ago and has now popped back up for sale for $350,000. It’s a nicely laid-out two-bedroom apartment with prewar details that has both a living room and a dining room; it does have three exposures but, judging from the photos, the views aren’t the greatest. Despite the price increase (the real estate market’s quite different than it was two years ago, after all), getting 1,100 square feet of prewar space for $350,000 doesn’t seem so bad to us. 25 Stratford Road, #D1 [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAPP*Shark
This apartment at 51 Stratford Road is priced very well for being a half block from Prospect Park. The two-bedroom is asking $1,700 a month. (And the listing says it can potentially be used as a three-bedroom.) Going by the photos, the apartment looks to be in good shape. And if it is, the location and the proximity to the Church and Cortelyou subways make this one of the better deals in the Brooklyn rental market. 51 Stratford Road [Oxford Property Group] GMAPP*Shark
This two-bedroom, two-bath penthouse unit is located in a new condo building right off the Prospect Park Parade Ground. The finishes are pretty standard as far as new developments go, although the 18-foot ceilings and private terrace will probably be a selling point for many. Asking rent: $3,000 a month. 34 Crooke Avenue [Corcoran] GMAPP*Shark