Inside a stately early 20th century apartment building along Eastern Parkway, this two-bedroom on the top floor gets good light on three exposures from an interior courtyard and a long wall of windows in the dining and living rooms. Its original details have been well maintained and include hardwood floors, fluted trim, French doors and wainscoting in the Arts and Crafts style in vogue at the time, but scaled down for an apartment-size budget.
Built in 1913, the five-story, 15-unit building at 469 Eastern Parkway went co-op in 1920, an article in the Brooklyn Eagle at the time reveals. It describes the building as “of the highest type of modern apartments.”
The unit’s galley-style kitchen looks to be in good condition, as does its classic bathroom with midnight blue floor tiles, subway tile walls, and clawfoot tub. At more than 1,000 square foot, according to the listing, the apartment has a long hallway and a niche that could be repurposed to add storage to augment the three closets shown in the floor plan.
On the multi-median tree-lined street, the building is fronted by a grandiose colonnade entrance topped with a balcony and rough-faced tan brick over a brownstone and limestone base. The location is convenient, close to Franklin Avenue and about a 12-minute walk to the Brooklyn Museum.
With a maintenance of $713 and an asking price of $750,000, it might still marginally pass for what counts as a middle class dwelling in New York today. Other similar apartments in the building have sold at comparable prices in recent years.
If you want to see it for yourself, agents Ariane Dembs and Heather McMaster of Corcoran are hosting an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19. A potentially interesting deal?
[Photos by Al Siedman courtesy of The Corcoran Group unless noted otherwise]
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