All the great details aren’t only in Ditmas Park — this freestanding, circa-1900 brick house, at 2218 Avenue M in Midwood, is spacious, appears to be in good condition and has a lot of potential.
Pull up the carpet, repaint the pink and purple bedrooms, and you could really have a stunner here.
Some of the fetching details include stained glass windows, a marble fireplace, built-in bookcases, crown moldings and inlaid wood floors.
Sitting on a 40-by100-foot lot, the house itself is 22 by 52 feet. So there’s a lot of room to play with. That includes a living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen and a pair of sitting rooms — including a nice sun room in the front — on the lower floor.
Up the center staircase are four bedrooms, two of them huge. The master opens up onto a front balcony. Only one bathroom up here, though.
There’s also a finished section in the basement, with classic faux-wood paneling. Note also the lawn jockey, a feature we don’t see every day.
The property does need a bit of attention: The 1970s-era kitchen and bathrooms could use an update, the aforementioned paint colors exorcised. But the work doesn’t look too daunting — on the cosmetic level at least.
As for the garage, it may need some attention too, since it’s not mentioned in the listing. But it’s there, photos and PropertyShark’s map show. And the driveway “can fit a few cars.”
The home has been in the same family for over 40 years, according to the listing, from Louis Belisario at Fillmore.
The ask: $1.395 million. It’s a lot of house, but Avenue M is a bit far afield. On the other hand, we’ve been hearing about how Midwood is “on the brink of change.” What do you think?
Sprawling House with Garage, Details in South Midwood Asks $1.099 Million
House of the Day: Pristine Freestanding Victorian in Midwood
Midwood Library Celebrates New Plaza, Funded Through Participatory Budgeting