There’s no shortage of lovely houses in 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—but this home, listed with Compass for just under $2.4 million, is quite a looker.
According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation for the historic district, this particular house dates back to 1908, and was designed by George E. Showers, whose imprint can be found on several homes within the district. The Colonial-ish home incorporates some Greek Revival elements, notably its “imposing temple front,” adorned with Doric columns, a portico, cornices, and a “tripartite window adorned with scrolls.”
There’s also a huge wraparound porch, with a “three-story octagonal tower” above it. Unsurprisingly, the rooms within that turret—including the living room and the second-floor master suite—get plenty of natural light. Other historic details, including stained glass windows and decorative plaster, remain intact.
The house itself is big—just over 3,500 square feet—and has six bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a spacious basement, and an enormous yard. There are formal spaces—a dining room, sitting room, etc.—as well as a more casual “great room” up on the third floor.
- Listing: 85 Westminster Road [Compass]