This standalone single-family home in the Prospect Park South Historic District is spacious and has a number of enviable features. Located at 189 Argyle Road, it was built in 1906, designed by Slee & Bryson and has been with the same owners for over 35 years.
Most enviable of all is the two-car garage and private driveway. There’s also a large front porch — which has a wheelchair-accessible ramp that stretches to the sidewalk — a rear terrace and a sunroom.
Original floors with inlaid borders, French doors, moldings and bathroom tile comprise some of the many original details. The large foyer leads to a spacious bay-windowed living room with a marble mantel. The dining room also has a bay window as well as a gas fireplace with a Colonial Revival-style wood mantel.
A new owner may wish to update the kitchen, whose cabinets appear to date from the 1930s or 1940s. Plus, there’s a corner breakfast room with a full wall of windows.
There are closets galore on the second floor, as well as an enclosed balcony and a pass-through with sink between the two larger bedrooms. The many-angled master suite on the third floor has four closets and a window seat.
Two full bathrooms can be found in the home, one each on the second and third floors, with half baths on the first and second floors.
The home got a new roof in 2015, according to the listing. The condition of the rest of the mechanicals is unknown, but the listing says the home “needs TLC.”
It’s 2.5 blocks from the Beverley Road Q station and the Prospect Park Parade Ground, on a block with an array of stately standalone homes. Alexandra Reddish and Madeleine Gallagher at Compass have the listing, which is asking $2.1 million. What do you think?
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