The rental at hand today is a one-bedroom apartment on the garden level of a brownstone at 36 Sherman Street, on a nice, tree-lined block in Windsor Terrace. It offers a couple of clear pluses: garden access and a grand living room full of detail that’s not standard rental fare.

That’d be the room pictured above, and you’ll no doubt note the inlay-bordered parquet floor, the decorative fireplace and wooden mantel with mirror, the bay windows trimmed in dark wood, and other original woodwork. It’s quite spacious as well. (more…)


Neither brownstone nor limestone nor brick, today’s pick is an Italianate frame house, which sits amid a row of such houses at 1323 Prospect Avenue in Windsor Terrace. A two-story, one-family home, it carries a price tag of $1,475,000.

For that sum, the buyer gets a three-bedroom duplex with a finished basement. It’s laid out in standard fashion: three bedrooms, one quite small, and a full bath on the upper floor. On the ground level is the living room, dining room, kitchen and a second bath.

The living room has bay windows and an original mantel. There’s a second one in the dining room, but no functioning fireplaces. (more…)


This two-bedroom is one of seven apartments up for rent in the Kestrel, the high-end, eight-story rental building at 33 Caton Place in Windsor Terrace.

Readers will recall that the Kestrel, which opened for business a year ago, drew some attention for bringing “luxury” style appointments and amenities – and matching prices – to the outer edge of low-key Windsor Terrace.

This one’s got two bathrooms, a large living room, a decent-sized master bedroom with a walk-in closet, a lot of nice floor-to-ceiling windows, a washer and dryer, and a kitchen swanked out with stainless steel, Caesarstone and dark-wood cabinets. (more…)

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This one-family house at 205 Windsor Place in Windsor Terrace has some unusual and striking details. Check out the geometric Arts and Crafts stair railing in particular — we’ve never seen anything like it.

There is also stained glass, a center hall stair fireplace, and lots of other details. Baths and kitchens have been updated, although not terribly recently, from what we can see in the photos. (more…)

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This nicely renovated co-op in Windsor Terrace has hardwood floors, high ceilings and a new kitchen. The handsome prewar brick apartment building is only a short walk from Prospect Park and the subway.

But there’s a catch: Though the apartment is listed as a two-bedroom, the unit has a railroad layout. The second bedroom can be accessed only through the master bedroom. The listing suggests it can be used as a nursery or home office.

Another issue is you have to walk through both bedrooms to get to the bathroom. (more…)

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This Windsor Terrace limestone right on the park could benefit from a more serene paint scheme but otherwise appears to be in good, move-in condition, at least going by the photos. There’s also tons of original detail and, unusually, two staircases.

The floor plan takes some studying. The house is set up as an owner’s duplex sandwiched betwen top floor rental and garden floor rental floor throughs. The owner’s duplex has its own center hall staircase not shared by the rentals.

The Beaux-Arts exterior is elaborate and intact, with strong neo-Classical details and an original front door. Do you think the ask of $3,000,000 is about right, given the location and condition?

24 Prospect Park Southwest [Brownstoner] GMAP (more…)


The Kestrel in Windsor Terrace is now 50 percent leased, according to a spokesperson, who also sent along the above photo of a new model apartment furnished by BoConcept. The eight-story, 126-unit new building at 33 Caton Place kicked off leasing in September.

Units currently on the market start at $2,162 per month for a one bedroom, $3,102 per month for a two-bedroom, and $4,809 per month for a three-bedroom — and are available immediately.

The building was designed by Luca Andrisani Architects and is less than two blocks from Prospect Park.

The Kestrel [Official] GMAP
33 Caton Place Listings [Halstead]
33 Caton Place Coverage [Brownstoner]


The Kestrel at 33 Caton Avenue in Windsor Terrace released four new photos last week, showing its lobby, children’s play area, lounge, and a business center. We think they look nice, particularly the first two. (And yes, they are really photos, not renderings, according to a Halstead spokeswoman.)

The 126-unit rental building started leasing in September, and developer Sam Boymelgreen recently sold it for $76 million, as The New York Daily News reported at the time.

The Kestrel [Official] GMAP
33 Caton Place Listings [Halstead]
33 Caton Place Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photos by Halstead


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Here’s a swanky one-bedroom condo for rent in an unusual-looking (postmodernist?) building in Windsor Terrace. It’s so swanky that the spacious pad has two bathrooms and a glass-walled balcony with a grill. The kitchen also has a rolling island and there’s a washer/dryer. It’s six blocks from the F/G trains at Fort Hamilton Parkway and eight from 15th Street-Prospect Park station. It’s next to Green-Wood and less than mile from Prospect Park. Do you think someone will rent this for $2,650 a month?

35 McDonald Avenue [Halstead] GMAP


We are excited to hear, courtesy of Kensington BK, that the long-in-the-works Windsor Terrace Food Co-op has signed a lease for a retail location. The address is 825 Caton Avenue, the lease is for five years — and as icing on the cake, it’s in a really cute old building. Click through to see how the spot looked in an old tax photo. Maybe they can bring it back!

Windsor Terrace Food Co-op Signs Five-Year Lease at 825 Caton Avenue [Kensington BK] GMAP
Photo above by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark


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If you can deal with the railroad configuration, this top-floor four-room co-op at 456 Prospect Avenue in Windsor Terrace has a lot going for it. There’s lots of light, a decent amount of original detail and a private roof deck. The kitchen’s also just been redone. At $540, the monthly maintenance is very reasonable. What do you think about the $699,000 asking price?

456 Prospect Avenue, #4R [Corcoran] GMAP

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This very pretty apartment at 135 Prospect Park SW in Windsor Terrace has plenty of vintage charm and is also newly renovated by the sponsor. And because it is a sponsor unit, no board approval is required.

There’s no floor plan, but the listing says there are six rooms, so we presume this is a legit two-bedroom.

It’s a bit of a hike to the subway but right next to the park.

The maintenance is $627. Do you think it’s a decent deal for $825,000?

135 Prospect Park SW [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP