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Photo at left by Gage Skidmore for Wikipedia Commons; photo at right by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark

Golden Globe-winning actress Michelle Williams is the buyer of Prospect Park South’s most prominent house — a move we would not have predicted for such a famous actress. The gigantic Colonial Revival mansion at 1440 Albemarle Road has been on the market for about a year, most recently asking $2,450,000.

It’s a surprising choice of neighborhoods for a celebrity, but clearly Williams loves Brooklyn and has an independent streak when it comes to real estate. Brooklyn was largely unexplored territory for celebrities when Williams moved to Boerum Hill with then-partner Heath Ledger a decade ago.

She helped draw other boldface names to the borough, and recently sold that row house for $8,800,000, as we reported at the time.

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The prices on these standalone houses south of Prospect Park have certainly crept up in the last few years, but this one seems to have most everything you could want. Designed in 1901 by John J. Petit, according to the listing, it has a dramatic staircase, fireplaces, wood work, stained glass, a shingled loggia, and a cute vintage kitchen with a red Chambers stove.

There are more than four bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms. The third floor is set up as an apartment with its own kitchen (and mini-split A/C), which the listing calls “guest quarters” since it’s a single family house. There is also a two-car garage and plenty of yard.

One thing to note: It’s very close to the railroad tracks. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,999,000?

203 Marlborough Road [Stribling] GMAP

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This rambling Victorian at 92 Argyle Road in Prospect Park South has to be one of the prettiest houses we’ve seen in Brooklyn. There are charming arches framing views into other rooms, inlaid floors, stained and leaded glass, bay windows, porches, a breakfast nook, bedrooms painted delightful shades of blue and green — and on and on.

It was built circa 1903 and designed by architect John Bay Slee, according to the listing. The kitchen has been tastefully updated with Craftsman-style cabinets and stainless steel appliances. There is also zoned central air and other new mechanicals. What do you think of it and the ask of $2,395,000?

92 Argyle Road [Halstead] GMAP