A rare extra-large Edwardian apartment nestles on the third floor of a 10-unit 1901 limestone walkup co-op in Prospect Heights. Located at 207 Park Place two blocks from Grand Army Plaza, apartment 3E is a three-bedroom floor-through with extravagant historical details.
When first advertised in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1901, it was renting for $40 a month and contained seven rooms and one bathroom. Now it has six rooms and 1.5 bathrooms.
It also has stained glass in every room, a fretwork screen, and three fireplace mantels, at least two of which are original to the apartment.
A long hallway provides circulation to the rooms, starting with a living room with high ceilings, crown molding, and a wood mantel with a green tile surround. The mantel features long neo-Classical columns, a mirror, dentil trim and a bracketed shelf. An extensive fretwork screen adorns the passage to the dining room; the screen has matching columns, menorah-like spindle details, and Moorish arches.
The updated kitchen accessed through the dining room is white and stainless steel with parquet floors. It gets light from a stained glass window (partly obscured by the counter) that overlooks a slot-shaped light well in the back half of the building. The stone countertop wraps around, with a stacked washer/dryer unit built into the cabinetry.
The three bedrooms share plenty of original details, including large stained glass windows and natural woodwork. Two of the bedrooms are extremely large, including one that has two doors to the hall and seems to have been created from combining two smaller rooms. It also has a mantel that appears to be slate painted to look like marble and an ensuite powder room, which is not pictured.
The rear bedroom (originally a dining room) seems to have its original built-in cabinetry, going by the floor plan and photos of other units in past listings. It also has a wood mantel with columns and maroon tile. A smaller but still good size bedroom in the middle is big enough for a twin bed and has built-in shelving.
The updated full bathroom has era-appropriate white hex tile floors, a high-tank toilet and a stained glass window. White tile with black borders covers the wall, and the vanity and tub are modern. The apartment has six closets total.
The building has a shared backyard and shared storage. It is part of a row of three with dignified limestone facades, gently curving front bays, and cornices with decorative arches above the doorways.
Scott Klein of Compass is handling the listing. The maintenance is $1,156 a month, and the co-op is asking $1.625 million. What do you think of it?
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