This one-bedroom in a 1940 co-op in Flatbush close to Brooklyn College is nicely renovated and relatively affordable for the amount of space. While technically not prewar, Apartment 4B at 2601 Glenwood Road features characteristic period elements of prewar apartments such as parquet floors, shelves in a niche, arched doorways and coved ceilings.
The renovated kitchen may not match the original “scientific kitchen” that a 1940 Brooklyn Daily Eagle story said appeals to the “women folks,” but it’s nicely done up with Shaker-style cabinets, stone countertops, and gray-slate tile floors.
If the floor plan is roughly accurate–despite some inconsistencies with the photos–you enter through a large foyer with a niche and a coat closet. Straight ahead is a parquet-covered living room with three windows, picture rails and coved ceilings. To the left is the eat-in kitchen, and to the right is a bedroom that gets light from two sides, with hardwood floors and three windows facing south and west.
The bathroom looks to be a sparkling restoration of an original prewar bathroom, with a pedestal sink and white wall tiles bordered with black, sliced with band of black. The tile floor is white with black diamonds.
2601 Glenwood Road was built by Abraham Fox and his son Milton, the former a pioneer Brooklyn builder, according to the 1940 Brooklyn Daily Eagle story. It was originally named The Rutledge, and it had a neo-Colonial-style entry pavilion topped with a balustrade.
That has since been covered over with what appears to be 1980s-style corrugated metal pedestals, though the ironwork above remains. The facade is accented with limestone lintels incised with sunburst motifs, and setbacks flanking the entry feature three-sided bays and sculpted topiaries. The 89-unit cooperative received a temporary certificate of occupancy in 1934, according to DOB records, though the notices don’t appear for leasing until 1940, when it received its final approval.
The unit is located on fourth floor of the six-story elevator building. Its location close to Brooklyn College was noted as an advantage when first built, and now it’s also close to the Triangle Junction shopping mall, which houses a Target.
Listed by Robert Nicoletti of Douglas Elliman, apartment 4B has a monthly maintenance fee of $770. It’s offered for $329,000. Is it a good deal for the space and location?
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