This circa 1920s Craftsman-style house combines original details with modern updates and a garage to boot. The freestanding single-family house at 1750 Madison Place in Marine Park has plenty of curb appeal with its hipped roof, dormer window and bank of windows wrapping around a sunroom.
It appears little changed from its early 20th century tax photo, and shares a well-kept block with similar houses alternating sunrooms, Dutch gambrel roofs and hipped roofs.
Inside, the layout is modern, with entertaining rooms on the first floor and bedrooms above. Original details include woodwork, stained glass and French doors.
A foyer with its own coat closet — a hard-to-find amenity in Brooklyn — leads to the living room, which has a stained glass window, a bank of windows opposite, and the original staircase leading upstairs.
The living room is open to an adjacent sunroom and dining room via French doors, and its parquet with inlaid borders continues through most of the first floor.
The dining room has another stained glass window as well as three more windows on two exposures. The adjacent kitchen has been updated with white cabinetry, dark stone counters and wood floors in keeping with the style of the house.
A wood-encased sliding glass door leads out to a deck and patio next to the garage. There is also a half bath on this floor.
The staircase leads to three well-kept bedrooms and a full bathroom. The charming vintage bathroom appears to be in good working order and has its original tile-in tub, pedestal sink, toilet, hex tile floor and subway tile walls. (A note to would-be renovators: Reproduction hex floor tile is available should any plumbing need an update.)
The third story under the dormer is a full-height attic, a common feature in houses of the era that allowed owners to add more bedrooms. The basement is finished and includes laundry and storage. The home has three-zone baseboard heating.
Less than two blocks away is Marine Park, with its tennis courts, cricket field, salt marsh, nature trails and golf course. The house has been in the same family since at least the 1990s, public records show.
Listed by Kelly and Kristin Neinast of Corcoran, it’s asking $999,000. What are your thoughts?
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