66 midwood street prospect lefferts gardens 82014

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]

30 chester court prospect lefferts gardens 82014

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…)

125 hawthorne street prospect lefferts gardens 62014

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

190 maple street prospect lefferts gardens 62014

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

346 lincoln road prospect lefferts gardens 62014

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

261 fenimore street prospect lefferts gardens 62014

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

No trace remains of the “berserk-eclectic” house at 111 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Demolition began in March, and now the site has been completely cleared.

Last week, architect Joseph Spector filed new building applications for a seven-story, 22-unit building and an eight-story, 28-unit one on the site, which lines up with plans developer Seth Brown announced in January. The two rental buildings will have mostly one-bedrooms with a few two- and three-bedrooms thrown in.

We expect construction will start at the 12,000-square-foot lot soon after permits are issued, and Brown told us it will finish in a year.

111 Clarkson Avenue Coverage [Brownstoner]

Today’s House of the Day, a limestone at 163 Maple Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, comes with an unusual stipulation. It is a “life estate sale,” which means the current owner will live in the house and pay .4 percent of the purchase price in rent every month “until she moves on,” in the words of the agent. She is 100 years old, he said.

The house was designed by Axel Hedman in the Neo-Renaissance style and seems to have all its original details as well as upgraded kitchens and bathrooms. There is plenty of elaborate wood work, moldings, parquet floors, pocket doors and original mantels.

If the house sells for the full $1,600,000 ask, the buyer will receive $6,400 a month in rent until the end of the life estate. What do you think of it?

163 Maple Street [Fillmore] GMAP

This two-bedroom floor-through in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is unusual for having two bathrooms rather than merely one. Both the kitchen and bathrooms are renovated, and one has a jacuzzi tub and a skylight. The bedrooms look like they could use some work, such as replacing the carpeting with hardwood.

It’s only a few blocks to Prospect Park and the 2/5 trains at Sterling Street. But despite the second bathroom, the price for the 975-square-foot pad seems a little ambitious to us. Do you think it will rent for $2,400 a month?

165 Sterling Street, #2 [Halstead] GMAP

If this limestone at 289 Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens looks familiar, that’s because we featured it in a two-part series last year called “Let’s Play Flipper.” As you may recall, a first-time developer purchased the unrenovated property for $800,000 four months after another developer had bought it from the homeowner for $431,000. He consulted with Brownstoner readers to see what they would do with the property, and ultimately decided to spruce it up a bit and put it on the market a few weeks later for $995,000.

This week we heard from him again: “We had great interest from buyers in April 2013 but the poor condition of the bathrooms, kitchens and wonky layout worked against the property.” So instead of selling, he did a top-to-bottom renovation. Now, almost a year later, it’s back on the market.

The layout has been redesigned, there is a new plumbing riser, new bathrooms, new kitchens, exterior repairs “and a lot of love,” he told us. Paint was stripped and original details restored.

It’s set up as a duplex over a garden floor rental, and the owner has exclusive access to the staircase and the basement. The first floor entrance is ramped and there is room inside for bicycles and strollers.

Other creative changes: A skylight was created out of the old dumbwaiter and plumbing stack space on the top floor. The dining room has a wet bar, and the master bath has heated floors. The developer will finish the countertops and add appliances in consultation with the buyer (the appliances shown in the photos are just placeholders, the agent told us).

The new ask is $1,450,000, and the first open house is this Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 2:30 pm. What do you think of the renovation and the new price?

289 Lincoln Road [Ideal Properties] GMAP


This three-bedroom, two-bath duplex in a Prospect Lefferts Gardens house looks large and well-cared for. The 1,500-square-foot pad has an updated eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, and both bathrooms appear to be in good shape although not renovated recently.

The house also has a screened-in porch, shared backyard, and parking for an additional fee. It’s located a block and a half from the 2/5 trains. Do you think $2,900 a month is fair?

139 Winthrop Street, #2 [Elliman] GMAP

This lovely three-bedroom, three-bath townhouse in Prospect Lefferts Gardens includes attractive details and a big backyard. There is a coffered ceiling and wainscoting in the dining room and original parquet floors throughout the house.

The 2,700-square-foot pad also has a modern kitchen with a dishwasher that leads to a deck and the backyard. And there’s a large den and laundry room in the finished basement. Do you think the price is right at $6,000 a month?

214 Maple Street [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP