In Prospect Heights, a historic Romanesque and Renaissance Revival-style house with a striking red brownstone facade has hit the market, asking $4.299 million.
The four-story, 4,000-square-foot house has tons of period details including parquet flooring with herringbone mahogany inlays, stained glass pieces on its bay windows, original decorative mantels, exposed brick, and egg-and-dart moldings.
It’s currently configured as an owner’s duplex on its top floors, with two studio apartments on the parlor floor, and a two-bedroom unit on the garden floor, per the listing. (It’s legally a four-family, but it can be configured as an owner’s triplex with a two-bedroom rental). Overall, it has seven bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, 12 closets, a large rear garden, and three fireplaces.
Built around 1899 by architect Benjamin Driesler and developed by W.H. Reynolds, the house is part of a row of 11 Romanesque and Renaissance Revival brownstones that sit within Prospect Park Historic District. “This fine ensemble has survived as a remarkably intact and significant example of row house architecture in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn,” the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report reads.
It’s located at 268 Sterling Place, between Vanderbilt Avenue and Butler Place, mere steps from the 2 and 3 trains at Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park.
Taxes are $1,478/month. Steven Szczur of HomeCanvasr NY has the listing.