With original interior details, an abundance of bedrooms and the bonus of a garage, this freestanding early 20th century house has more than a few enticements on offer. It’s also just a few blocks away from Brooklyn College at 681 East 24th Street.
While it’s in Flatbush, the house is located in the historic micro nabe of South Midwood. One of the many neighborhoods carved out of former Flatbush farmland, construction kicked off in South Midwood in 1900 with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle predicting it would become a neighborhood of “sylvan dignity” with tree-lined streets and a diversity of architecture in “Queen Anne, colonial and Eastlake styles.” This section of East 24th Street was once known as Mansfield Place and a map of 1906 shows the house and its neighbors on the block already in place.
The single-family home is rich with woodwork on the first floor, with an original stair with carved newel posts, pocket doors, wood floors with an inlaid border and a columned mantel in the dining room. There’s a generous amount of space too, with a long living room with a bay window, a formal dining room and a kitchen with a dining nook.
Upstairs there’s no shortage of bedrooms with seven of them spread out over the upper two floors. There’s just one full bath shared amongst the bedrooms, which has a claw foot tub. There are two more full baths in the house though, one on the first floor and one in the basement. That finished basement also sports another kitchen, a laundry room and a finished rec room.
Outside there’s a large rear garden and more planting space along the side driveway leading to the two-car garage.
The house was featured as a House of the Day in 2011 and it sold that year for $791,000. Listed with Katie A Feola of Corcoran it’s now on the market for $1.795 million. What do you think?
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