This nicely laid out one-bedroom has lots of period details, plentiful storage and a location just blocks from Prospect Park. There are hardwood floors, arched doorways, a niche in the foyer and a sunken living room — all details that give a hint to its 1930s era roots.
Originally known as The Lefferts House, 50 Lefferts Avenue was completed in 1939 and designed by J. W. Sherman. This unit sits on the fifth floor of the Colonial Revival style brick building. When it was newly built, a brochure for the building touted its sunny rooms, cross ventilation and modern amenities.
It also noted the layout of the apartments, with all rooms located off a foyer. In this unit the foyer is large enough to serve as a dining room and also includes the aforementioned niche and two closets. An ornamental rail leads down to the sunken living room. It sports two windows as does the bedroom, which boasts two exposures.
The all-white eat-in kitchen has simple cabinetry, butcher block countertops and Marmoleum tile flooring.
While the bathroom doesn’t boast the colorful tiles advertised in the brochure, there is a nice surprise. Amidst the all-white tile there’s an original bright red tub and a bold floral wallpaper ornamenting the ceiling.
The building has a part-time doorman and live-in super. There’s a laundry room and bike room along with storage rooms — if you need more than the six closets in the unit — although it isn’t clear if there is a wait list.
The monthly maintenance is $918. It’s listed by Joanna Mayfield Marks of Halstead for $575,000. A good deal?
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