This modest two-bedroom doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it has some nice features and a location near Prospect Park. It also presents an opportunity to stretch your legs: The apartment is on the top floor of 17 East 17th Street, a four-story, 20-unit prewar walk-up in Flatbush.
The building went condo in 2017 and retained the rather grand name first etched above the entry door when it was constructed in 1912, The Presidio. It’s one of a row of four apartment houses, each with a different name, built that year by the Pinover Construction Company. Just before construction was set to kick off, the development was highlighted in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, complete with a sketch of one of the proposed buildings. The buildings, to be built of tapestry brick and limestone, were going to cost an estimated $350,000 to construct and the neighborhood was, according to the builder, attractive to “Manhattanites contemplating moving to Brooklyn.”
Inside the apartment, which you can see via a virtual tour, a long hallway leads to a living and dining space which has been opened to a U-shaped kitchen. There are hardwood floors, high ceilings and neutral finishes throughout.
The kitchen has white Shaker-style cabinets, white counters and a herringbone patterned backsplash. A washer/dryer has been tucked under the counter. There’s also a small window, providing the living area two exposures and some cross ventilation.
Both bedrooms are on the small side, but the larger one has three windows and room enough for the essentials. The second fits a twin bed and would make a nice office, nursery, or adequate child’s bedroom.
It has a built-in closet, the virtual tour shows, although the closet does not appear on the floor plan. Altogether the apartment has three closets.
The bath is decked out in black and white, with all white fixtures and a white hex tile floor with a black border. A radiator cover extends to the ceiling, concealing the heat pipe.
Early rental ads noted the building had “every convenience,” including private tennis courts, flower gardens and electric washers. Today the building has the modern amenity of a shared roof deck.
This unit sold for $635,000 in 2018. It has $640 in common charges and $339 in taxes a month.
The apartment is now on the market for $649,000 with Roberta Accioly of Douglas Elliman. What do you think?
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