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Charming early-20th-century homes in New York City don’t get much better than this six-bedroom stunner, located in Brooklyn’s Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District. The quiet enclave, located in Flatbush, just a few blocks from Brooklyn College, was built up at the turn of the 20th century, and is chock-full of similarly well-preserved homes, mostly in the Arts and Crafts or Colonial Revival styles.
This particular one, asking $2.48 million, falls into the latter category, with its huge wraparound porch and gable roof with dormers. And the original details continue inside the home: a mahogany-covered parlor, stained-glass windows, carved wood mantels, and a balcony off the master bedroom are all some of the features that’ve been retained (thanks, in no small part, to the area’s landmark designation).
But the place has gotten some modern upgrades over the years, including a third-floor laundry room, a new-ish kitchen, and heated floors in the bathroom. But none of those additions detracts from the home’s character; as the LPC report puts it, “This house is remarkably intact.” Check it out for yourself:
- Listing: 776 East 17th Street [StreetEasy]