Big and beauteous are two words that could fairly be applied to this prime Prospect Park South specimen, at 916 Albemarle Road. Especially big — the freestanding house has seven bedrooms, most of them huge, and 3,886 feet of interior space on a 50-by-120-foot lot.
The landmarked, circa-1909 frame house also has a wraparound front porch, a rear terrace, a back yard with a koi pond, a garage, and a cellar that’s not included in that square-footage fixture. (A space of “unlimited potential,” notes the listing.)
The ground floor is vast and elegant, with coffered and beamed ceilings, inlaid parquet floors, columns and crown moldings, all in the Arts and Crafts style. It’s got a huge foyer, a living room, a dining room and an eat-in kitchen.
The latter is not pictured, perhaps an indicator that it needs updating — the listing tells us it’s got “immense” cabinet and storage space, an island, and a built-in office nook.
As mentioned, the bedrooms tend toward the large side, and most don’t lack for closet space. There’s a full bath on each of the upper floors.
There are half baths on the ground floor and in the cellar, which also holds a laundry room.
As for infrastructure, there’s a new furnace, new gas lines and a new roof; the front terrace is also new, according to the listing (although the steps appear to be peeling). The property, which is located in the Prospect Park South Historic District, hasn’t changed hands since 1979.
Listed by Rachel Simons and Ryan Serhant of Nest Seekers, the house is asking $2.249 million, once a high figure for these parts, but no longer. What do you think it’ll fetch?
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