Here’s a barrel-fronted one-family townhouse that’s flush with original details, and will be a stunner with a little sprucing up. It’s at 67 Rutland Road in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, a few blocks from the Prospect Park subway station and close to Prospect Park itself.
The listing for the 1893 house offers no info except a promise of details to come, but photos are plentiful. They show many a mirrored and tiled mantel, pocket doors, fretwork, built-in cabinetry, wainscoting and other original woodwork.
Some of the wood floors look new, such as on the parlor floor; upstairs there’s a lot of carpeting, which may or may not be hiding pristine parquet floors underneath.
Getting rid of the carpeting is one of the jobs facing the buyer; a kitchen upgrade is another. The existing one looks perfectly functional but a bit tired, and the acoustic tile ceiling really ought to go.
With four stories and no rental units there’s a ton of space to play with. There are six possible bedrooms on the upper floors, plus a master bedroom housed in the rear of the parlor floor.
There’s a windowless storage room (but no bathroom) on the top floor; the third floor has a pair of sinks in the dressing area — they aren’t pictured so it’s hard to tell if they are original. As it stands, the master is in the rear of the parlor floor, with the living room up front.
The house has been listed by three different brokers since last year, with slight declines in price between listings. It was said to be in contract at one point, but now it’s back on the market, listed by Jonathan Makolondra of Redfin. The price: $2.1 million. Like the house?
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