This two-story Colonial Revival in Flatbush is a renovated early 20th century brick home with original details as well as modern touches. Built in 1915-1916 by the firm of Cantor & Dorfman and prominent Brooklyn developer Charles Goell, it’s located at 3 Martense Court in a row that was previously featured as a Building of the Day.
Much of the original millwork, including mahogany wainscoting and beams, can be found in the dining room. There’s a nicely renovated open kitchen with a lot of counter space, custom cabinetry and dark blue accents that looks out over the same area, plus three large windows that normally would provide a significant amount of light. But here, they are hampered by the close-up view of the neighbor’s brick home.
A half bath connected to the dining room has a stained glass transom and much old-school charm in the wallpaper and brass fixtures.
While the original windows were wisely left intact in the dining room, the new windows throughout the rest of the house are incongruous and appear to have faux divided panes.
There’s a finished, windowed basement with two large storage areas, washer/dryer and full bathroom with a black-tiled floor that is in stark contrast to the white-tiled walls.
On the top floor are three bedrooms, including the master bedroom with an en suite bath with a floor-level shower and barn-door entry. A third bathroom on the same floor has the same tile color scheme as the bathroom on the lower level, except here the walls are black and the floor white.
A shared driveway runs along the side of the home, leading to a small area with a coveted parking space in the back.
The neighborhood abounds with roti shops and single-outlet retail stores, although that is rapidly changing. It’s a quick walk to Prospect Park and the home is more or less equidistant from the Church Avenue stations for the B, Q and the 2, 5.
Deborah Rieders and Sarah Shuken of Corcoran have the listing, which is asking $1.995 million. A flip, it was purchased by an LLC in July for $838,032, or less than half its current ask.
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