This duplex rental offers some early 20th century charm, like built-ins and an inglenook, as well as a private garden and a location near the green oasis of Prospect Park. It takes up the first and second floors of 352 Parkside Avenue, a two-family Kinko-style row house in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and has its own entrance.
The Renaissance Revival-style house is not in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, but was included in a study for a proposed Melrose Park National Register District in 2017. The four block district was largely developed by William A. Brown in the late 19th and early 20th century — the Melrose name nods to the 18th century estate that once occupied the land. The report dates 352 Parkside Avenue to 1909 and credits the design to prolific Brooklyn architect Benjamin Driesler.
Inside there is plenty of space with triple parlors filled with woodwork, including a coffered ceiling, wainscoting and built-in bookshelves with leaded glass fronts in the rear facing dining room and a center parlor with the aforementioned inglenook and a tiled mantel with iron insert. An original stair leads upstairs to a hallway with stained glass windows and three bedrooms and an office with wood floors and picture rails. The largest two bedrooms have bay windows.
There are two full baths, one per floor. Just the upstairs one is shown and it has a stained glass skylight and an abundance of brown tile.
The kitchen is off the dining room and looks to be in fine shape, with tile floors, blue lower cabinets and white uppers, a penny tile backsplash and a washer/dryer.
A deck off the kitchen leads down to the garden which has paved pathways and a central raised bed that would allow some scope for imagination for a renter with a green thumb.
The apartment is listed with Katie A. Feola of Corcoran for $5,000 a month. Worth the ask?
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