Standing on Vanderbilt Street between Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery, this circa 1860s clapboard house in Windsor Terrace is as lovely as the best in the borough. The standalone house has undeniable curb appeal, with its mahogany covered front porch, weathered cedar clapboard, and spandrels. The cute little front lawn has nothing on the property’s massive backyard, which is deeper than the house itself. The listing touts the property’s “space for an in-ground swimming pool,” but a glorious garden would be fitting for such a charming property.
The house at 211 Vanderbilt Street is currently split into two apartments, but can be rejoined to form a single-family home. The three-story house includes an English basement and comes with pumpkin pine floors with intricate inlay, wainscoting, bullseye moldings, and other historical details—the lighting is reproduction, which is probably a good thing—as well as updated fittings like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The lower apartment includes a washer and dryer hook-up.
The property is on the market for $1.825 million with Marie Parker at The Corcoran Group.