This two-bedroom co-op has prewar features, a lot of space and a berth across the street from Prospect Park. It’s in Prospect Lefferts Gardens at 125 Ocean Avenue, a six-story building with 65 units built in 1939.
A Brooklyn Eagle article from 1940 about the building touts apartments with “every modern improvement” and “dropped living rooms and raised dining galleries,” and the raised dining gallery remains. It sits alongside an expansive 20-by-12-foot living room, and sports a recessed niche with shelves.
The bedrooms are both large, and closet space is generous. There are seven of them, all told, two in each bedroom and three hallway closets, and they’re tricked out with customizable Elfa shelving.
The kitchen is recently renovated and looks nice, with green-glass tiles, Caesarstone countertops, and a high end stove (Bertazzoni) and refrigerator (Liebherr). The single bath is newly redone as well, with a vintage-style tile scheme.
There are 1,200 square feet all told, with mini-split air conditioning and heating and soundproof windows. The latter might prove a useful thing to have if the living room and master bedroom overlook the Q train tracks, which seems a possibility.
The elevator building has a live-in super, a newly updated laundry room, bike storage, and a storage room that carries a wait list and an added cost.
The Eagle story notes that the location is “just around the corner from the B.M.T. Prospect Park express subway station, directly opposite the park, affording the beauty of parked areas so much desired in city residences,” and both these things remain true. You’ve got Smorgasburg and the Lakeside skating rink close at hand during their respective seasons, which they couldn’t say in 1940.
Listed by Laura Hess of Corcoran, the unit carries monthly maintenance of $874, and a price tag of $849,000. Like it?
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