In a Windsor Terrace co-op named Maurice, this petite two-bedroom on the second floor has enough built-in shelving for a serious collector and a number of original details. The four-story, early 20th century walkup at 10 Prospect Park Southwest is just across the street from Prospect Park and the four-room apartment, while quite small at 700 square feet, has a relatively modest asking price and monthly maintenance.
The compact floor plan spirals like a snail shell. The unit opens to a long hallway that passes by the bathroom, kitchen and two closets before reaching the living room.
The living room is quite narrow, and made more so by the built-ins, which include a desk. French doors divide the living and first bedroom. The second bedroom has a closet (it’s visible in the photo though not on the floor plan) as well as a wall of built-in shelves.
This is one of those “flexible” early 20th century apartments, and might work better as a one-bedroom, with the living room set up as the dining room and the first bedroom serving as the living room. Both these rooms have two windows apiece, so when opened up to each other, have the potential to create an airy-seeming expanse.
Plus, as the kitchen is currently configured, it may not be big enough to fit a table for eating, so one would have to be squeezed into the living room.
But despite the unit’s small size, it has a number of details that make it quite pleasant, including original doors, moldings, plaster details, hardwood floors with inlays, and high ceilings.
The kitchen and bathroom both appear to be fairly close to their original state, which could be a plus (or not), depending on your point of view.
The kitchen has apparently original cupboards around the fridge, and slightly later (circa ’40s-’50s) cupboards with a turquoise tile backsplash opposite.
Some sprucing in the form of paint and flooring could polish the near-bathroom nicely. It has an attractive pedestal sink, an original clawfoot tub and an Arts and Crafts-style wood medicine cabinet. A bead board wainscot topped by a shelf covers original subway tile, and the floor is covered in stick-on vinyl tiles.
The 16-unit building has laundry, storage, a security system, free bike room, and a full-time super. It’s located one building away from the F and G trains at the 15 Street-Prospect Park station.
Listed by Dorsa Group Realty’s Renee Dorsa, the co-op is asking $650,000. Monthly maintenance is $701.
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