Designed by Shampan & Shampan in 1926, this rambling Park Avenue-style co-op might not be a bad spot for a game of hide-and-go-seek, considering its plentiful nooks and crannies, including seven closets. Located at 41 Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights, in a building referred to in early ads as “The Aristocrat of Apartment Dwellings,” it has views from its living room and two of its three bedrooms of Mount Prospect Park, that leafy stretch of green on which sit the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Although Eastern Parkway itself is a scenic landmark, the 12-story, 67-unit building, called Copley Plaza, is surprisingly not in a historic district — at least not yet. It is, however, located in the proposed Prospect Heights Apartment House District, one of the Historic District Council’s Six to Celebrate sites this year.
The unit looks to be in wonderful condition, with well-kept original details, new electrical and plumbing, and renovated kitchen and bathrooms. Original Art Deco details include plaster, arched doorways, beamed ceilings, moldings, French doors and oak floors with inlaid mahogany trim.
Instead of a mere entry, the apartment boasts a gallery, which connects the living room to the dining room via French doors; fling open the latter and the three rooms add up to a sizable open space for entertaining.
The somewhat narrow kitchen has a Viking stove and other assorted name-brand appliances, granite counters and dark cabinets, which some buyers might want to update. If the adjacent butler’s pantry had original dish cupboards, they have not survived, alas. A laundry room and second pantry are located off a service entrance.
One of the bathrooms has a step-in shower, the other a tub. Both feature marble counters and marble tile. A whopping seven closets in addition to the two pantries make for a generous amount of storage.
While we’re counting, the unit has 12 windows and three exposures. And although the apartment faces Eastern Parkway, the building offers “exceptional soundproofing” thanks to its “concrete and plaster construction,” according to the listing.
The pet-friendly building also offers “white glove services.” It has a common roof terrace, bike room and limited cage storage. It’s across the street and down the block from the 2 and 3 trains at the Eastern Parkway stop.
Corcoran’s Tracey McLean has the listing, which is asking $2.195 million. Maintenance is $2,176 a month. Worth it?
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