This two-bedroom duplex co-op at 120 Prospect Park West has all the late 19th century details anyone could ask for: ornate wood mantels, intricate inlaid floors and built-ins, including a floor-to-ceiling bookcase with sliding glass doors.
That’s just a taste of what’s on the first floor. But with a spiral staircase leading to the second floor, the layout of this apartment — in what was once a massive single-family home — is a bit awkward.
One enters the roughly 2,000-square-foot apartment through double doors that lead to what is shown as the dining room in photos (it’s labeled as the living room on the floor plan). Wood details are everywhere — mantels, built-ins, molding, wainscoting and more. The photo of the living room shows more of the same.
Though the living and dining rooms are quite large, the kitchen is tucked into the 6 foot by 11.5 foot extension at the rear of the apartment. There’s also a small half bath between the dining room and kitchen.
The upstairs is reached by a spiral staircase in the corner of the dining room that leads to a hallway in the middle of the upstairs apartment. That passageway has a quirky configuration with a triangular-shaped office niche and a fireplace.
The upstairs looks to be nearly twice the size of the downstairs with bedrooms at either end and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom has plenty more original detail and a bay window with leafy views. Closets line the hall outside the bedroom and there are a couple more in the room itself. There is also, awkwardly, a door leading to the common stairs.
The apartment has a washer/dryer in one of the second floor bathrooms that also features a large stained glass window.
A second bedroom at the other end of the apartment has a small terrace overlooking the rear yard of the building.
The building is one of three circa-1899 five-story brownstones that adjoin each other on the corner of Prospect Park West and 7th Street, within the Park Slope Historic District. The co-op has four units and is self-managed. Monthly maintenance is $1,045.
Judith Lief of Corcoran is listing the unit for $2.3 million. What do you think?
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