This standalone in the Midwood Park part of the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District offers plenty of space and some fetching details. Dating back to 1912, the Tudor-style Arts & Crafts home is located at 642 East 18th Street, on the corner of Foster Avenue.
While there’s a front porch, it’s small by the neighborhood’s standards for a standalone. The front yard, in comparison, is quite large, and there’s an enviable private garage in the back.
On the parlor level, your eye is immediately drawn to the angular brick fireplace — a rarity in Brooklyn. Elsewhere, there’s inlaid parquet floors, beamed and coffered ceilings, stained glass windows, wainscoting and some plaster wall moldings. French doors lead to two connected rooms in what is now an enclosed porch, one with a separate entrance via the front porch.
Off the main living area is a beamed dining room that has more stained glass windows. The kitchen has a checkered floor, pink countertops and backsplash, and mid-20th-century wood cabinets, which may not be every buyer’s cup of team. There’s plenty of counter space, and what looks like a breakfast nook or butler’s pantry in the back.
There’s a sun room, formerly a sleeping porch, on the second floor, connected to one of the bedrooms. Speaking of the bedrooms, each has at least two windows and a large closet, with an extra in the hallway. The attic has a laundry room that is open to a large living space, with two even larger closets and a small bedroom.
There are two full baths, both of which have clawfoot tubs and tile floors. One has painted lime green walls with a black and white tile floor. The other has original wall tile, the original built-in vanity and an original pedestal sink. The finished basement, not pictured, is accessible through the kitchen and from a separate, outdoor entrance.
The mechanicals and roof have been upgraded and the house is insulated, according to the listing.
The home is three blocks from the Newkirk Plaza station. It last changed hands in 2006, when it was bought for $875,000. Now, Compass’s Kishia Marte, Zahra Joudi, Elizabeth Pizzulli and Alessandra Da Silva have the listing, which is asking $1.595 million. Worth it?
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