As historic details go, having a credit in a period-defining movie is pretty cool. And so it is with 279 Prospect Park West, built in 1920 and appearing as the Brooklyn National Bank in the 1975 Al Pacino flick Dog Day Afternoon. The triplex loft condo that comprises Unit 1E, however, has a lot more going for it than show business pedigree.
To start, there is the great room with working fireplace, double-height ceiling and a full wall of windows that look out into the apartment’s private green space. The patio is accessible through the unit’s private entrance (there is also a public entrance to the building), which is steps away from the loft’s own deeded parking place in a gated lot.
In addition to the wood-burning fireplace, the 19-by-19-foot great room has ample space for dining and an open kitchen. The latter has plenty of counter and storage space, hardwood floors and granite counters.
The other floors are accessible via stairs at the back of the great room, with master suite above and a guest suite below.
The master suite is generously sized and has one walk-in closet, as well as a wall entirely devoted to closets. There is an ensuite bathroom.
Though currently used as a guest room, the lower floor could work as a children’s nursery, family room or office. Both the upper and lower floor have full bathrooms. There is a washer-dryer unit next to the kitchen.
The Park West Commons was originally built as a factory and converted to condominiums in 1988. The unit has central air and heating.
The location, on the border of south Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, is within walking distance of Prospect Park’s southwest entrance and close to a multitude of shopping, dining, recreational, and transportation options, with a F/G stop nearby.
Listed by Rita Van Straten, Edgar Zaldivar and Peri Boz of Douglas Elliman, the home is asking is $1.235 million. Taxes are $195 a month and monthly common charges are $502.