This Ditmas Park unit offers two exposures, some original design details and a generously sized layout. Located on the fourth floor of 1825 Foster Avenue, the unit was originally designed as a one-bedroom, but is now a two-bedroom.
Originally dubbed the Foster Arms, the Colonial Revival-style red-brick building was designed by Morris Rothstein & Son with restrained details like a broken pediment and a Greek key ornament rendered in brick at the roofline, ornamenting the window sills of the central bay and running above the main entrance. The original certificate of occupancy shows the six-story, 54-unit elevator building was completed in 1941, and an early brochure touted built-in bookcases, raised dining balconies and cross ventilation.
Some of those details are still to be found in this apartment, although they aren’t all shown in the listing photos. There’s a foyer with a built-in bookcase shown on the floor plan, a spacious living room and an elevated dining area off the kitchen. On the other side of the unit are the two bedrooms, which the original floor plan shows was a single large bedroom. It’s been divided into two equally sized rooms.
There are parquet floors with an inlaid border and crown molding in the living room and wood floors and a dado rail in the dining area.
While the bedrooms are similarly sized they aren’t similarly endowed with closet space — one of them has two while the other has none. There is another closet in the hallway, across from the bathroom, while an original fourth closet was removed to create another bedroom entrance.
The updated full bath has all-white fixtures, a glass-block detail above the tub, and gray and white wall tiles.
The building has a part-time doorman, a laundry room, playroom, gym and, for an extra fee, bike storage and storage space. Dogs are not allowed. Monthly maintenance for this unit is $674.
The apartment last sold in 2017 for $565,000. Listed with Jennifer Lee of Compass, it is priced at $600,000. Worth the ask?
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