Today’s house is a 1902 Edwardian that’s been beautifully updated by its artist owners, with some vintage-modern touches and a lot of lovely spaces. It’s at 210 Stratford Road in Beverly Square West, but you could be forgiven for calling this Ditmas Park, as many would.
Right now it’s set up as a two-family, with an exceptionally nice one-plus-bedroom rental on the ground floor. Most buyers will no doubt covet that ground-floor space and want to turn this into a one-family, and it could be easily done.
In fact the listing, from Rebekah Carver at Brooklyn Hearth, offers a second floor plan depicting a one-family layout. Go that route and there’s a huge amount of space to play with, including seven bedrooms.
There are some nice original details here — parquet floors as far as the eye can see, stained-glass windows, moldings, mantels, ceiling medallions. Note also the carefully chosen updates — the playful vintage-modern lighting fixtures and ceiling fans, for example.
See also the lovely bathrooms and kitchen, the day bed surrounded by built-in bookshelves, and the peaceful backyard with that deck and the overhanging trellis and wooden siding.
There certainly was some money spent on this place. There are high-performance Loewen windows made of Douglas fir, a Bluestar range in the kitchen, Runtal radiators and a Mitsubishi split high-efficiency AC heat pump system for the bottom two floors. (Speaking of windows, this place has a ton of them, including eight in one single light-flooded bedroom.)
In short, there’s a huge amount to like about this place and no glaring drawbacks, or even less glaring ones, to our eye. Do you like what you see? Think the ask of $2,350,000 is on target?
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