This four-story single-family home less than two blocks from Prospect Park has classic details but is thoroughly modern. It was built circa 1899 and designed by the architect Robert Dixon, who is responsible for a good number of Brooklyn homes, in the Romanesque Revival style.
The bow-fronted limestone townhouse at 97 Rutland Road features a dog-leg stoop and metal cornice with a bow-and-swag frieze. Inside, the original details have been retained and polished, while bathrooms, kitchens and lighting have been harmoniously modernized.
On the parlor floor is the heart of the home, featuring a gracious living room with decorative mantel with mirror, restored and painted woodwork, pocket doors, and original inlaid parquet floors in excellent condition. The rear parlor houses a gorgeous new open kitchen with space for dining, all overlooking a deck and garden through floor-to-ceiling steel windows and doors.
The thoughtfully designed kitchen has plentiful custom-built cabinets and an island with Carrara marble counters and backsplash. Appliances include a Liebherr fridge, Wolf range, and Bosch dishwasher and garbage disposal.
On the garden level are a good sized den and a bedroom with its own bath and access to the garden. Between the two rooms there is a bar and butler’s pantry, one of many clever storage places in the home. There is also a half-bath on this floor, which could also serve as guest quarters.
The massive master suite takes up an entire floor and includes a spacious bedroom with a bay window, a stained glass window and a mantel. It has a walk-in closet and an opulent bathroom with a two-headed rain shower, clawfoot cast iron tub and two sinks. There is also a small nursery/home office on this floor.
On the top floor of the house are two more large bedrooms, each with their own mantel and walk-in closet. On this floor is also a large laundry room with skylight and sink, a bathroom, and a study (or potential fifth bedroom).
The house, which has approximately 4,000 square feet of living space, is about five blocks from Prospect Park and the B, Q and S trains at the Prospect Park station. It’s about seven blocks from the 2 and 5 trains at the Sterling stop. It’s near some of the most popular attractions in Prospect Park, including the LeFrak Center and its popular ice skating and boating.
Listed by Alexander Maroni and Lina Chen of Douglas Elliman, the home is asking $2.95 million.