Tucked within the Prospect Park South Historic District—an area that’s home to many a grand old mansion, including the one Michelle Williams snapped up for $2.5 million back in 2015—is this enormous Colonial-ish home at 171 Marlborough Road, which just hit the market for $3.25 million.
And it ticks off all of the boxes for a historic mansion in this particular Brooklyn neighborhood: “original and restored architectural details,” including millwork? Check. A large lot with a backyard? Check. A lovely wraparound porch and tons of curb appeal? Check, and check. (You get the idea.)
According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation for the historic district, this particular house dates back to 1899, and was designed by John E. Nitchie, who worked on several other homes in the area. But it was “lovingly restored and modernized,” according to the listing, and many of its original details—including the Ionic columns on the porch and leaded glass pocket doors within—remain intact.
As for the particulars, the house has a whopping six bedrooms (the master has its own sitting room and steam shower), a revamped kitchen, a two-car garage, and updated mechanicals and a security system. Brown Harris Stevens has the listing.
- Listing: 171 Marlborough Road [Brown Harris Stevens]