This Renaissance Revival brownstone in Prospect Heights has a load of original detail in prime condition and a good deal of charm. Built by the prolific developer William H. Reynolds circa 1894, it’s at 301 Park Place, in the Prospect Heights Historic District.
In more than 12 decades only two families have owned it, according to the listing; the current owners have had it for some 50 years. It’s been kept in great shape, by the look of it, and it’s been updated as well, or at least the kitchen has.
It’s a one-family, with said kitchen on the garden level, alongside a paneled dining room with a built-in oak hutch. Above is a double parlor, on the top floor are 2.5 bedrooms, including a spacious master with a mantel, wood shutters and a trio of windows overlooking the street.
Other details include a large pier mirror with a bench, inlaid parquet floors, exposed brick, stained glass, plaster detailing, crown moldings, and more mantels, including one with colored tiles. And there’s an Empire-style crystal chandelier in the front parlor.
The kitchen was updated some 15 years ago, and it’s a nice one with a cozy feel, sporting exposed ceiling beams, an exposed brick wall, a real linoleum floor (inlaid with a large-scale checkerboard pattern, which you don’t see every day), a granite-topped island with stainless steel cabinets, and reclaimed wood accents. There’s also a walk-in pantry and a half bath (or maybe you’d call that a quarter bath: toilet only).
A rear shed is used as storage. We don’t see any evidence of a washer/dryer, but perhaps a spot could be found in the walk-in closet of the guest bedroom close to a plumbing stack.
Although the lot is less than 18 feet wide, it’s extra long — 131 feet — so there’s a lot of room to play with in the backyard, which is not pictured. The house is three blocks from Grand Army Plaza, which means the 2 and 3 trains, the farmer’s market, Prospect Park, and associated cultural institutions such as the Brooklyn Public Library are nearby.
So, a lot on offer here; the ask is $2.95 million, the broker is Savitri Richardson. Like it?
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