Way back in the early days of 2014, this 19-foot-wide Prospect Heights townhouse appeared on the market as a fixer-upper that was "looking for a new owner to bring her back to that majesty" that its architect, Benjamin Driesler, intended when he built it in the early 1900s. Back then, the townhouse at 390 Sterling Place was asking a hefty $2.3 million, but given its stunning original details and mere status as a Brooklyn townhouse, it's not all that surprising it was snatched up in no time flat. Now, after a year and a half of renovations, the townhouse is back on the market for a whopping $4.25 million, and it's more stunning than ever.
The buyers, Tricia and Ely Winston of WE Design, really did a number on the historic house on the landmarked Prospect Heights block. The renovation is respectful to the townhouse's original woodwork and stained glass, but also brought it up to snuff with modern fixtures and amenities. For some traditionalists, the townhouse's kitchen alone may be reason enough to covet the property. The townhouse is still broken into an owner's triplex with a garden-level lock-off, as it was pre-renovation, and both apartments were refitted with paperstone and Carrara countertops, Bosch dishwashers, and Liebherr refrigerators. The renovation also got down to the nitty-gritty, and brought in all new utilities, plumbing, and electrical.
· Listing: 390 Sterling Place [Corcoran via StreetEasy]
· The $2M+ Fixer-Upper is Alive & Well: 390 Sterling Place [BK to the Fullest]
· 390 Sterling Place [official]
· Tuesday Townhouse archives [Curbed]