Located in a prewar building at 125 Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights, this studio co-op is attractive and newly renovated, with high ceilings and some nice original detailing. It hits the market at the same time as a similar apartment below, opening up the option to buy them both and create a duplex.
The studio has an arched entryway, original plaster wall detailing and a new floor of dark-stained wood. It’s got a good-sized foyer and several closets.
The kitchen and bath are new. The former’s got white cabinetry, a subway tile backsplash, a diminutive butcher block counter and a window; it’s a tight space and there doesn’t appear to be a dishwasher. The latter’s got the original cast iron tub, and more of that subway tile.
The unit below (which you may want to click on just to see its ornate decor) has the same footprint; doing a duplex would mean putting in an interior staircase and turning the downstairs kitchen into a study, as the proposed floor plan in another listing for the property shows. (It would also mean getting board approval.)
The early 20th century building, called the Theodore Roosevelt, was briefly home to animator Max Fleischer –– best known as the creator of Betty Boop –– and his family in the early 1930s. Fleischer’s son, movie director Richard Fleischer, in his book “Out of the Inkwell, Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution,” mentions spending his youth in the Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden thanks to the great location of the building on the “swankiest part of the street.”
The building has a marble lobby, a courtyard, a live-in super and bike storage; there is additional storage in the building, for a fee, subject to availability. The building, as noted, is in a prime spot across from the Brooklyn Museum and the Eastern Parkway 2/3 stop, with the main library, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park close at hand.
Listed by Corcoran broker Tracy McLean, the unit is asking $349,000; it carries common charges of $616 a month. Throw in the downstairs unit and both figures are exactly doubled. What do you think of the place, or places?
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