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Landmarked Prospect-Lefferts Gardens brownstone breaks neighborhood sales record

The four-story townhouse comes with five bedrooms and measures over 4,000 square feet

Photos courtesy Douglas Elliman

A four-story townhouse in Prospect-Lefferts Garden has set the record for the most expensive home sold in the neighborhood, The New York Post reports. The landmarked brownstone at 68 Rutland Road closed for $2.627 million, which is just slightly under its ask of $2.65 million. The property has now changed hands for the second time in less than a year, after the previous owner—68 Rutland Road, LLC—purchased it for $1.75 million in April last year.

The townhouse measures just a little over 4,000 square feet and comes with five bedrooms. A Queen Anne-style stoop leads to the parlor floor which comes with original woodwork from when the house was built in the late 19th century, parquet floors, and north and south facing bay windows.

The kitchen is located on the floor below that and overlooks a spacious backyard. The former was recently fitted out with Carrera marble counters, and a reclaimed subway tile backsplash.

The townhouse’s bedrooms are spread out over the top two floors of the home, and the master bathroom adjacent to the master bedroom on the third floor, comes with floor to ceiling Bianco Dolomiti marble.

Many of the original details of the landmarked home were preserved and restored by the previous owner including six mantles, hardwood floors, the staircase, the wainscoting, and the hardware on the doors.

This latest sale is yet another pointer to the dramatically changing market in Prospect-Lefferts Garden. Prices on townhouses here have doubled since 2010. At that time townhouses in the area ranged from $700,000 and $1.3 million. Now they ask anywhere between $1.4 million and $2.99 million.