It's hard to believe that this sprawling Victorian house at 92 Argyle Road stands a mere three blocks from bustling Coney Island Avenue, but such is the case with Prospect Park South. The area was built up on sixty acres of farmland at the turn of the twentieth century by developer Dean Avelord, (who described the aesthetic as "rus in urbe," or, "the country in the city") and indeed, the whole neighborhood is filled with charming houses that seem to have been ripped straight out of a 1950s sitcom (well, maybe not this one).
The house was built in 1903 by architect John Bay Slee and stretches across three floors and seven bedrooms. Lots of period details have been preserved, including stained glass windows, and the house has some nice, inlaid hardwood flooring and a wood-burning fireplace. There's also a modern kitchen, a driveway with a garage, and an enormous front porch. The latter would be perfect for waving to Billy the milkman, drinking a tall glass of sweet tea whilst fanning yourself with a wide-brimmed hat, or shaking your head disapprovingly at the neighborhood kids as they ride their bikes too fast on their way to old Doc Whittaker's drugstore-cum-malt shop.