This roomy apartment in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District occupies the top floor of a two-story 1906 row house. It’s one of a row of 32 with alternating barrel-fronted and three-sided bays and varying colors and compositions of brick and stone along Lefferts Avenue.
The floor-through apartment at 197 Lefferts Avenue appears to be well kept, with plenty of charming original details, and has a flexible layout. With a central hallway and six rooms, it could potentially be used as a two- or three-bedroom in a number of configurations.
Both the front double parlor and the rear dining room have bay windows, original moldings, and attractive parquet floors. In the dining room (identified on the floor plan as a bedroom), the parquet has inlaid polygonal borders, and there is a built-in corner china cabinet and a tin ceiling.
One of the bedrooms, a middle room identified on the floor plan as a den, has a skylight and a wall of free-standing shelves. Another bedroom, located over the building’s front door, has a closet and is big enough for a single bed but not much more.
There are two more closets off the hall, one of them a walk-in.
Both the kitchen and bathroom have been updated, the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets, stone counters, tile backsplash and tan floor tiles. It has a dishwasher and space for a kitchen table or prep counter. The bathroom photos shows a bathtub and shower with white subway tile walls, shelves, grab bar and curtain rod.
Designed by architect Frank S. Lowe in 1906, 197 Lefferts Avenue features a red brick facade with limestone trim, most of it around the bay windows, with bands with garlands and floriate details. Other ornamentation includes a dentiled cornice, a door hood, and keystones above the windows. The wood double entry doors are topped by a transom.
Listed by Kirsten Syrett and Sarah Chamberlin at Compass, it’s asking $2,750 a month. Worth it?
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