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In Prospect Lefferts Gardens, a historic townhouse is brimming with original details

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The circa-1924 home has original stained glass, moldings, and more

It’s not every day that a completely empty home will make us stop and say whoa, Keanu Reeves-style—but then, not every home is like the one at 63 Maple Street. The house in question is located in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, designated in 1979, and was designed by Brooklyn architect William A. Lacerenza, who was behind many of the neighborhood’s houses.

Though it’s only a four-bedroom, the house has a whopping 18 rooms—including a formal dining room and a breakfast nook, a formal living room, a rec room, library, lounge, wet bar, wine storage, and a children’s room carved out of the entire attic. There’s also a back patio, a garage, and a porch—so, basically, plenty of room.

And unlike many of the houses we see in Prospect Park-adjacent neighborhoods like PLG or Ditmas Park, this particular home is handsomely outfitted in red brick; per the LPC designation, it’s “a mixture of the neo-Georgian and Spanish Mission styles, are constructed of Flemish-bond brick, with Spanish-tile hipped roofs.”

Inside, the home was “completely restored to its former glory,” while getting modern additions like new bathrooms, a chic kitchen, and chevron-patterned floors. Original details—including a cinematic staircase, crown molding, and lovely stained glass windows—keep things from being too blandly modern.

The asking price for all of this: a hefty $3.6 million. Corcoran’s Justin Dupree has the listing, and there’s an open house on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. should you want to check this one out IRL.