This home in the Crown Heights North Historic District looks to be another fine example of the work of prolific architect Axel Hedman, who designed hundreds of Brooklyn row houses including many on this stretch of Prospect Place. The interior is rich with woodwork including a pier mirror, fretwork, built-ins, pocket doors and mantels.
On the exterior, the Renaissance Revival style of 1092 Prospect Place, with its rusticated basement, full-height angled bay, foliate ornamentation and bracketed cornice above a pressed-metal frieze, is in keeping with the row, all completed around 1901. Eli H. Bishop, a successful builder and developer of houses across the borough, constructed more than two dozen houses on the block and at least some houses in the row were originally built as two-families, according to Brownstoner’s Suzanne Spellen. Bishop was advertising recently completed two-family houses on the street in 1901 with the enticement of dressers, buffets, window seats, closets and two bathrooms.
No. 1092 is still a two-family with a top floor rental and owner’s duplex below. The detail starts at the foyer with wood floors, wainscoting and an original stair with a fretwork screen and continues into the triple parlor. The aforementioned pier mirror is in the front and another fretwork screen leads to the middle parlor. In the rear parlor, there is a built-in with a mirror and leaded glass doors, as well as a mantel with original tile-work and insert.
On the garden level, there is a dropped ceiling but there is also wainscoting, a built-in and another mantel. The large kitchen at the rear of the garden level with its recessed lighting and tile floor is a bit of a contrast but the wood cabinets are plentiful as is the counter space.
The top floor unit has more original detail, including the wood floors with inlaid border and three more mantels. The windowed kitchen appears recently renovated with gray cabinets and a white countertop.
There aren’t any floor plans included in the listing currently, but it notes there are a total of four beds and 2.5 baths.
The house has been in the same family since the early 1970s, not that long after the block got a redesign by I.M. Pei and became a bit of design history as part of the 1960s Superblocks program.
Priced at $1.925 million, the property is listed with Tricia Lee of Compass. Worth the ask?
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