Listing of the Day: 68 Rutland Road Is an Architectural Gem in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

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    There’s nothing more coveted than a brownstone — and if you’re a brownstone enthusiast, then you know it’s all about the details. And this five-story, single-family home at 68 Rutland Road has plenty of those to brag about.

    Designed in Romanesque Revival style by 19th-century Brooklyn townhouse architect Robert Dixon, 68 Rutland Road features a dog-legged stoop that leads to a preserved triple parlor floor with north- and south-facing bay windows. This floor’s original features include pier mirrors, six-foot wainscoting, parquet floors, two sets of pocket doors, and pocket shutters.

    One floor below, a newly renovated kitchen looks out on the garden. It has all the amenities a chef needs, including a farmhouse sink, marble counters, and a backsplash crafted from subway tiles more than a century old.

    There is a paneled formal dining room in front; this floor also has a mudroom with a secondary sink.


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    The master suite is directly above the parlor floor and also contains a wealth of detailed woodwork, including a decorative mantel.

    The original features of the house include six mantels, hardwood floors throughout, wainscoting, lincrusta, intact staircase, and nearly all the door hardware. The beautiful passthroughs are intact with original woodwork and marble sinks.

    All electrical, plumbing, plumbing fixtures, and windows have been replaced, as have the kitchen and bathrooms.

    On one of the bedroom floors is a laundry room in a vintage style with a 1920s-style farmhouse sink, marble counters, and blue-and-white checked floor.

    What’s more, the home is within walking distance to some of Prospect Park’s attractions, including the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Zoo and the LeFrak Center, which offers ice skating in winter and Splash Pad, the park’s largest water play area, during summer.

    For a full description of this property, see the listing on Brownstoner or contact the agent. This is an exclusive listing by Alexander Maroni of Douglas Elliman. The ask is $2.795 million with $519 per month tax.

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