Close to Kings Theatre and the old Flatbush Town Hall, this late 19th century wood-frame house offers a fair amount of space, as well as a private driveway, backyard and laundry. The address is 85 Lott Street and it’s about a 10-minute walk to shops on Cortelyou and 20 minutes to an entrance to Prospect Park.
Thoughtfully updated, it has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and about 1,500 square feet spread over two floors, plus a cellar. It also has 19 windows on four exposures, according to the listing, so presumably gets a good amount of light and ventilation.
The back of the ground floor has been opened up to create a kitchen with plenty of counter space, stainless steel appliances and an island with an exposed wooden beam running through it. The island has a modern white counter, perhaps made out of Corian, with an integrated sink. The other counter is wood.
There is room for a large dining table, and a niche in the kitchen contains a stacked washer/ dryer. A door leads out to the backyard.
A previous listing shows a living room in the front and a staircase with turned spindles and railing painted black. The floors are oak and pine, according to the listing.
All three bedrooms will fit a king or queen bed, according to the listing, although one appears to be on the smaller side. One of the bigger ones has an en suite bathroom with modern white vanity topped with a wood counter in the same manner as the kitchen. The other full bath has a pedestal sink and white square tiles around a modern tub.
An old photo shows a backyard with a nicely paved patio with room for grilling and dining, flower beds, and a horizontal wood fence.
Described in a 19th century ad as a “detached cottage,” it was built circa 1893 although the style seems to harken back to the mid-19th century. The 1940 tax photo shows that it once had a porch with Italianate style wood brackets and a fascia with diamond shaped patterns, as did its neighbors. Its original appearance has been obscured by the removal of the front porch and addition of vinyl siding.
It’s available starting September 1, according to the listing, from Din Giddings of Compass. The house, about a 10-minute walk from the 2 and 5 trains at Church Avenue, is asking $3,300 a month. Is it a good deal for the amount of space and location?
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