A Slee & Bryson Neo-Georgian in PLG With Stained Glass, Mantel Wants $2.3 Million

Pictures are scarce in the sales listing for this single-family in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District, but what is visible of the neo-Georgian early 20th century row house is intriguing. It has a nice architectural pedigree as well; 39 Midwood Street was designed in 1915 by prolific Brooklyn architects Slee & Bryson.

One of a row of 14 houses the firm designed for the Frederick B. Norris Company, they all have red brick facades but there is a bit of diversity in the details. Some are 2.5 stories with dormers while others in the row, including No. 39, have three full stories and are topped with a parapet. To add to the neo-Georgian-style vibe, it has a pedimented door hood and keystone lintels.

Advertised as “New Type Colonial Houses” the interiors were designed, according to a 1917 blurb in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, with “the modern features that make housekeeping easy.”


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The architects didn’t neglect to include some fine details amidst the modern amenities in the 20-foot-wide house. The handful of listing photos show wood floors with geometric borders, pocket doors, wall moldings and a Colonial-Revival style mantel with gas burning fireplace in the front parlor. In the dining room is wainscoting, a coffered ceiling and a tree-adorned stained glass window.

Beyond the dining room is the kitchen, which is not shown. The house hasn’t changed hands in decades, so presumably it might need some upgrades, but the floor plan shows it has two exposures and access to the rear yard.

Upstairs are five bedrooms and two full baths spread out over two floors. Two bedrooms are connected with a passthrough with a sink and built-ins and, according to the listing, they are original. Only one of the bedrooms is shown and it has wood floors and intact moldings.

The listing describes one of the bathrooms as “period” but none are shown.

Laundry is in the basement along with a toilet tucked into a closet.

Listed with Keith Mack of Corcoran, the property is priced at $2.3 million. What do you think?

[Listing: 39 Midwood Street | Broker: Corcoran] GMAP

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