This nicely proportioned one-bedroom apartment has a location that is a short walk to Prospect Park, some prewar details and a flexible layout that allows for a work from home space. It’s on the second floor of 209 Lincoln Place, a nine-story brick and limestone apartment building dating to 1928.
Designed by architect Arthur Lobo for the Lobart Realty Corp., it was one of the newly completed buildings transforming the area around Grand Army Plaza from a neighborhood of “old private residences” to one of the “most attractive apartment centers of the city,” according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1928. Early ads pitched the location near Prospect Park, its location on a “high class block” and rentals ranging from $95 to $200 a month.
This unit still has some period touches on the interior, including parquet floors, wall moldings, picture rails and beamed ceilings. Entered through a small foyer with a closet, it’s set up with a kitchen near the entry and bedroom and bath at the other end of the apartment.
A wall of built-in bookshelves can be found in the living room, located in the center of the unit. French doors separate it from what once may have been a windowed dining nook; it also has a door into the kitchen. Currently set up as a sewing space, it could make for a fine home office.
The windowed galley kitchen has wood cabinets, stone counters and a garbage disposal. The floor plan also shows another closet, presumably used as a pantry.
There appears to be room for a king bed in the bedroom, which has the same white walls found throughout the apartment. There’s a closet, and another located in the hall across from the adjoining bathroom, making for four total. That bathroom isn’t pictured but according to the listing it has a newly re-glazed tub.
Amenities in the building include a live-in super, part-time door attendant, laundry and storage. The building is pet friendly. Maintenance for this unit is $1,071 a month.
This apartment was a Co-op of the Day back in 2011 when it was on the market for $495,000. It sold the following year for $425,000. Now it’s listed with Judith Lief of Corcoran for $699,000. Worth the ask?
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