There’s a new most expensive townhouse in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. The townhouse at 97 Rutland Road, between Flatbush and Bedford avenues just east of Prospect Park, closed for $2.95 million in July, breaking the previous held record of $2.86 million set in May for the townhouse at 63 Maple Street.
The townhouse appears to be fresh off a flip, having last sold for $1.73 million in October 2017. (The old listing pictures speak for themselves.) A bunch of the limestone townhouse’s original details survived its renovation, including mantles, woodwork, and stained glass, but the house has been endowed with a healthy dose of contemporary amenities as well.
The entrance hall and living area at the front of the house put intricately carved arches and panelling on full display. The kitchen at the rear of the house has been updated with top-end appliances including a Wolf range, Liebherr refrigertor, and Bosch dishwasher and a wall of custom cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops.
The house has five bedrooms in total, including a ground floor guest suite (perfect for an au pair, the listing suggested) and three top-floor bedrooms that share a fully-updated bathroom. The second floor master suite comes with its original mantle and includes a walk-through closet to a lavish master bathroom with a clawfoot tub, dual-head shower, and heated towel rack.
At 4,000 square feet the townhouse has a sold price per square foot of about $738, hovering well above the neighborhood’s average price per square foot of $700. Alex Maroni at Douglas Elliman had the listing.